Thomas Ken

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederick Arthur Clarke

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE END. When Faith and Love, which parted from thee never, Had ripen'd thy just soul to dwell with God, Meekly thou didst resign this earthy load Of Death, call'd Life, which us from Life doth sever. Milton. That with the World, myself, and Thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.--Ken. The providence of God enabled the aged Bishop to do yet another service to the cause of peace. Through the death of Lloyd on January 1, 1710, he was the only survivor (Frampton had died May 25,1708) of the original Nonjuring Bishops; and thus, according to the view taken by the more moderate men of the party, it was in his power to put an end to the schism throughout the kingdom. Already in 1705 Dodwell in his Case in View had maintained that the schism'would be at an end as soon as " our present invalidly deprived Fathers shall leave all their Sees vacant, either by Death or Resignation." The intruders were nulli because secundi, because thrust into sees already canonically filled. But with the removal of the canonical Bishop, the intruder's schismatic character would disappear. When there is no "diversity of claimers" there is no schism. Hickes and others denied that the taint of schism, once contracted, could thus be purged: Dodwell replied in A Farther Prospect of the Case in View (1707). 219 Ken did not enter the mazes of the controversy; his purity of purpose, his simple desire for peace, found him a path through the " huge forests and unharbour'd heaths" of ecclesiastical precedent which had the same issue as Dodwell's labyrinthine learning. Accordingly, when the latter, soon after Lloyd's death, wrote to ask him whether he insisted on his episcopal claim in such a way as "to justify our separate communions," he replied: 'I do not, and I have no reason to...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE END. When Faith and Love, which parted from thee never, Had ripen'd thy just soul to dwell with God, Meekly th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217903223

ISBN - 13:9780217903226

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