The Church Review
by Nathaniel Smith Richardson (9780217753494)

The Church Review
Nathaniel Smith Richardson
Release Date: 10 December 1060
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780217753494
ISBN-10: 0217753493

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: nothing should be suffered to obscure the truth that this form of government which we call the Protestant Episcopal Church, which has a Constitution and a supreme General Convention, is an institution of human invention and establishment, which did not bring into being and cannot prevent the existence of the several branches of the Catholic Church which in their divinely assisted wisdom have seen fit to establish and uphold it. In reviewing this work we have certainly intended to attribute to the learned Professor none but the highest purposes. We venture to think that the opinion which his Book in a manner represents, is not the one which has the right on its side, and our words have been suggested simply by the desire to direct the attention of those who are unprejudiced to certain erroneous principles which are often quietly assumed to be true, and which, by reason of confident assertion, have almost as much weight among men as if they were really true. We pretend to no infallibility, but we write in the hope that wh"at is said in all good feeling and godly sincerity may stimulate fair investigation, and tend to the clearer knowledge of the truth. Art. III. -- THE DOCTRINE OF THE EUCHARIST. There is a class of writers in the Anglican Communion (and they number among them men both pious and able), who teach that the Lord's Supper is different from, and superior to, every other act of religion, in its very nature. The distinction drawn by them is, that, whereas, in all other religious actions (. e. in Confirmation, or in Baptism) there is a presence of Christ, in this Sacrament alone there is a peculiar and ineffable union with Him. This teaching is based on what must appear a misunderstanding of a single text (1 Cor. x. 16). They admit, as they are constrained to do, t...

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