Conscience, Creeds and Critics: A Plea for Liberty of Criticism Within the Church of England

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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1918 - Creeds - 114 pages

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Page 71 - I assent to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, and to the Book of Common Prayer, and of Ordering of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons ; I believe the doctrine of the [united] Church of England [and Ireland] as therein set forth, to be agreeable to the Word of God...
Page 73 - WHOSOEVER will be saved : before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled : without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
Page 24 - Reviews,' and the said Committees having, severally, reported thereon, doth hereby Synodically condemn the said volume, as containing teaching contrary to the Doctrine received by the United Church of England and Ireland, in common with the whole Catholic Church of CHRIST.
Page 33 - That in their judgment the opinions set forth and the doubts expressed in the said essay, and re-stated in the said answer as to certain points of belief regarding the future punishment of the wicked and the final issues of the day of judgment, are of dangerous tendency, and calculated to unsettle the minds of the theological students of King's College.
Page 61 - ARE you persuaded that the holy Scriptures contain sufficiently all Doctrine required of necessity for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? and are you determined, out of the said Scriptures to instruct the people committed to your charge, and to teach nothing, as required of necessity to eternal salvation, but that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the Scripture ? Answer.
Page 86 - Such a study, so full of difficulties, imperatively demands freedom for its condition. To tell a man to study, and yet bid him, under heavy penalties, come to the same conclusions with those who have not studied, is to mock him. If the conclusions are prescribed, the study is precluded.
Page 68 - God's gift was that man should conceive of truth And yearn to gain it, catching at mistake, As midway help till he reach fact indeed.
Page 34 - was scarcely reconcilable with the most fundamental principles of morality,' that ' if he had behaved with like profligacy in the service of an earthly sovereign he would have been tried by court-martial and shot,' and that he had committed ' a graver offence than the tutor who corrupts his pupil's mind or the trustee who robs the widow and orphan of their property.
Page 108 - The inner light can only testify to spiritual truths. It always speaks in the present tense; it cannot guarantee any historical event, past or future. It cannot guarantee either the gospel history or a future judgment. It can tell us that Christ is risen and that He is alive for evermore, but not that He rose again the third day.
Page 93 - Our theology has been cast in the scholastic mode, ie all based on Logic. We are in need of, and we are being gradually forced into, a theology based on psychology. The transition, I fear, will not be without much pain ; but nothing can prevent it.

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