John Selby Watson
Release Date: 10 February 2010
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 1736.] 'ALLIANCE BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE.' 49 CHAPTER III. 'ALLIANCE BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE'?' VELLEIUS TATERCULUS '? SIR THOMAS HANMER. Warburton's First Work Of Importance, ' The Alliance Between Church And State Summary Of Its Contents Bishops Horsley And Hare Pleased With The Book Its Reception By The Public ? Hare's Desire To Serve Warburton? Warburton's Desire To Edit ' Velleius Paterculus Dissuaded From The Undertaking By Hare And Middleton Specimens Of His Proposed EmendaTions Visits Sill Thomas Hanmer About Shakspeare DisAgreement Between Them. IN 1736, as has been already observed, eight years after his presentation to Brant-Broughton, Warburton offered to the world his first important work,' The Alliance between Church and State.' The doctrines advocated in this work it will be our business to examine. The Puritans had maintained that the Church and the State were two distinct independent societies, and had argued that, in consequence of this independence, the magistrate had no concern with religion. Hooker, in opposition to these notions, had asserted that the Church and the State were but portions of the same society, and had alleged that in every society the State had a natural supremacy over the Church, or a right of control in religious affairs. Hobbes had advanced, in the main, the same opinions on the subject with Hooker, advocating rigorous conformity in the Church to the requirements of the State. Warburton, agreeing with neither of these persuasions, supposed that the Church and the State, Warburton's Works, vol. vii. pp. 64, 84, 218, 221, 8vo. though, indeed, originally distinct, had voluntarily formed an alliance, on just and reasonable tenns, for the sake of mutual advantage; a hypothesis suggested, perhaps, by the Fr...
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