The Works Of Orestes A. Brownson (volume 5); Controversy by Orestes Augustus BrownsonThe Works Of Orestes A. Brownson (volume 5); Controversy by Orestes Augustus Brownson

The Works Of Orestes A. Brownson (volume 5); Controversy

byOrestes Augustus Brownson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CHURCH AGAINST NO-CHURCH.* [From Brownson's Quarterly Review for April, 1845.J The Jonriial, the title of which we have here quoted, is the ably conducted organ of the American Unitarians. As a periodical, it is one in which we take no slight interest; for it is conducted by our personal friends, and through its pages, which were liberally opened to us, we were at one time accustomed to give circulation to our own crude speculations and pestilential heresies. We introduce it to our readers, however, not for the purpose of expressing any general opinion of its character, or the peculiar tenets of the denomination of which it is the organ ; but solely for the purpose of using the article which appeared in the January number, headed The Church, as a text for some remarks in defence of the church against no-churchism, or the doctrine which admits the church in name, but denies it in fact, soprevalent in our age and community. All Protestant sects, just in proportion as they depart from Catholic unity, tend to no-churchism; and the Unitarians, who are the Protestants of Protestants, and who afford us a practical exemplification of what Protestantism is and must be, when and where it has the sense, the honesty, or the courage to be consequent, have already reached this important point. They cannot be said, in the proper sense of the word, to believe in any church at all. They see clearly enough, that, if they once admit a church at all, in any sense in which it is distinguishable from no-church, they can neither justify the Reformers in seceding from the Catholic Church, nor themselves in remaining aliens from its communion. They have, therefore, the honesty and boldness to deny the church altogether, and to admit in its place only a voluntary association of individua...
Title:The Works Of Orestes A. Brownson (volume 5); ControversyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021780635X

ISBN - 13:9780217806350