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The Headship of Christ; And, the Rights of the Christian People a Collection of Essays, Historical and Descriptive Sketches, and Personal Portraitures (Paperback) Loot Price: R478
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The Headship of Christ; And, the Rights of the Christian People a Collection of Essays, Historical and Descriptive Sketches,...

The Headship of Christ; And, the Rights of the Christian People a Collection of Essays, Historical and Descriptive Sketches, and Personal Portraitures (Paperback)

Hugh Miller

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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.1870 Excerpt: ... MR. ISAAC TAYLOR ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE CHURCH. Nothing proper to a Church and State system, says the celebrated author of "Ancient Christianity," in his work on "Spiritual Despotism," published some years since, --"nothing proper to a Church and State system demands the subserviency of the Church to the State." Such is the decisive declaration of one who, himself from principle an Episcopalian, yet laments with the greatest earnestness over the "fatal surrender" which the Church of England has made to the State of her spiritual prerogative and independence, --a step which he regards as in a preeminent degree the source of those perilous circumstances by which she is surrounded. And in this we believe him to be not far from the truth. A Church may be subject to many corruptions, and may tolerate many abuses; but until she divests herself, as the Ch-urch of England has in great measure done, of the powers of government and the reins of discipline, --of her spiritual independence and freedom, --she possesses within herself that machinery, a due exercise of which may accomplish her purification and revival. Deprived of these powers, however, the well-spring of her vitality is poisoned; she floats a helmless, mastless hulk upon the waves, "at the merciment," to quote the words of Mr. Taylor, "of her foes and of her friends." We are strongly of opinion, from the incidental expressions made use of by this deservedly esteemed writer in the work referred to, that, were his attention turned to the present contest of our Church with the civil despotism of the day, he would have no hesitation on which side to take his stand. He would hesitate not--as he presumes, with reference to the Church of England, that no "practical and impartial" man would hesitate--"to give hi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Hugh Miller
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-78136-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-78136-4
Barcode: 9781235781360

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