The Church Review (1872)
by Nathaniel Smith Richardson (9780217887182)

The Church Review (1872)
Nathaniel Smith Richardson
Release Date: 10 December 1060
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780217887182
ISBN-10: 021788718X

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: REMARKS ON THE AMERICAN CHURCH. The Bishop of Western New York, having been invited to take part in a (second) volume of " The Church and the Age," to be issued in January, by John Murray, London, has consented to a simultaneous publication of this essay in these pages. It will not be the less acceptable because originally designed for our English brethren. As suggesting the light in which they view some features of our Church, on which, perhaps, we have bestowed too little thought, it will serve a good purpose among ourselves. It will call our attention to points which, possibly, require amendment, or which need to be explained to foreign Churches. It will be understood that, appearing with the author's name, he only is responsible for the positions he has taken.?Editor.] THE Churches in England's colonies have been children on whom their parents smiled not. Theirs is a melancholy history of missions destitute of episcopal care for successive generations. Their mother did not regard them. Such a progeny was supposed to be forsaken of the gods, in heathen times, and banished from bed and board; but the Providence of our God is wise and merciful, ?" When my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord taketh me up." Not that the Church of England literally forgot her offspring; a selfish and godless state-craft is chargeable with the wrong, and fearfully was that wrong visited "upon the part that sinned." I do not think, however, that the Church of England has ever properly recognized her dower of children as " arrows in the hand of a giant," as a weapon to be used in self-defence. " Bastard slips shall not thrive." That the reformed Church of England is no bastard, isproved by what God has done for her, giving her children, instead of their fathers, and making them princes...

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