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The comedy of convocation in the English Church

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Pages: 110

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Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Arthur Featherstone Marshall

Excerpt from book: 138 THE COMEDY OF CONVOCATION IN THE ENGLISH CHURCH. time to time of truths which all were too apt to forget: they would then assume the only character which really belonged to them, or in which either their own communion or any other would ever consent to recognise them. In that case, they would no longer expose either themselves or their religion to the world's contempt, nor unwittingly furnish the unbeliever with a fatal argument against the truth and the reasonableness of Christianity. The Church of England had never been the home of the Supernatural, as all mankind knew from her own history : and to try to introduce so strange an element into such a receptacle would be a far more dangerous experiment than to " pour new wine into old bottles." They might as well attempt to inclose the lightning which could shiver rocks, in the hands of an infant, as to make the English Church the shrine of mysteries which she had existed only to deny. (General cheering, which brought the remarks of Dr. Easy to an end: and the company, shortly after, separated.) chapter{Section 4A LIST OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE CATHOLIC PUBLICATION SOCIETY 126 NASSAU STREET, THE LIFE AND SERMONS OF THE REV. FRANCIS A. BAKER, Priest of the Congregation of St. Paul, edited by Rev. A. F. Hewit. One volume, crown octavo, pp. 504. $2 50 EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE PRESS. " Father Baker was a lovely boy, a wise and thoughtful youth, and a devout servant of Christ. The son of a Methodist, the graduate of a Presbyterian college, he became first an Episcopal clergyman, and then a Catholic priest. In all these changes, he everywhere won love: and whatever were the peculiarities of his character, he was a sincerely good and thoroughly pure man, aud deserved the tribute which this remarkably app...  

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