The Present Religious Crisis by Augustus BlauveltThe Present Religious Crisis by Augustus Blauvelt

The Present Religious Crisis

byAugustus Blauvelt

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. As has already been observed, the orthodox ministry, as a class, have entered into a formal ecclesiastical compact that they will prpmulgate and defend certain specified views of religion, and that they will neither promulgate nor defend any contravening ones. But this is merely another form of stating the fact that the orthodox ministry, as a class, have, for certain considerations of one description or another, formally relinquished their rights to the exercise of any thing but a perfectly one-sided religious liberty. They are, indeed, free enough so long as they promulgate and defend their various denominational dogmas. But the moment they come to a radical rupture with any of those dogmas in their private convictions, and begin to think of proclaiming those convictions, they are at once confronted with the stipulated conditions of their ecclesiastical contract. If they venture openly to declare their denominational heresies, they must stand prepared to do so at every professional cost and every ecclesiastical peril. Now, at least in the milder senses of the term, there are a great many heretics in the ranks of the evangelical ministry to-day, who are anxious to know in how far, despite the strict provisions of their ecclesiastical compact, they are yet justified in employing their respective pulpits in making known, both to their parishioners and to the general public, in what particulars they can no longer either promulgate or defend the articles of religious belief which are set forth dogmatically in their several denominational standards. Well, the only way in which they can practically solve this problem is simply to try the experiment. Some orthodox churches will accord to their individual ministers great liberty in ...
Title:The Present Religious CrisisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217603963

ISBN - 13:9780217603966