The Pilgrim In Old England; A Review Of The History, Present Condition, And Outlook Of The…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAmory Howe Bradford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... the ministry and the people. In a large city of the Midlands is one of the most beautiful churches in England, situated in the heart of a dense and terribly needy population. It ought to be a source of blessing to thousands. But the people to be reached have no part in deciding who shall be their minister; neither has the English Church as a spiritual body, for it is powerless either to nominate or remove. The right to select is in the hands of a nobleman, living at a distance, who has neither sympathy with the people nor care for them, and who gives little evidence of being influenced, in making his appointments to the pastorate of the church, by motives other than such as will enable him best to realise his own selfish ends. If the Church of England were independent, and could legislate for herself, such abuses would disappear. But it is part of the civil order, and in determining its policy the Bishops are almost as powerless as the people.-Subscription to the Articles of the Church of England, and to the Prayer-Book, was formerly a condition of holding public office, of entering the Universities, and of receiving degrees from them. The constitutional status of the Church of England, however, has been considerably affected by various measures passed since the Restoration; the chief of these being the Toleration Act of William and Mary, 1689, the Roman Catholic Emancipation Act, 1829, the Jewish Disabilities Removal Act, 1858, and the Abolition of University Tests, 1870. Formerly, subscription to the doctrinal and ecclesiastical formulae of the Church of England was a condition of entering Parliament, but that is no longer the case. Not until 1828 was the Act passed repealing previous laws which imposed the necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... the ministry and the people. In a large city of the Midlands is one of the most beautiful churches in England, situated in the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217761666

ISBN - 13:9780217761666

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