Freedom in the Church: Or the Doctrine of Christ; As the Lord Hath Commanded, and As This Church Hath Received the Same According to the Commandments of God (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Freedom in the Church: Or the Doctrine of Christ; As the Lord Hath Commanded, and as This Church Hath Received the Same According to the Commandments of God

Attention needs to be called anew, and con stantly called, to the distinctive character of the Anglican Church as differing funda mentally from the Roman Church on the one hand, and from the churches of Puritan de scent on the other. Hence the preliminary chapter of this treatise is devoted to an effort describing the ruling ideas of the Church of England as incorporated in the Book of Com mon Prayer. The pressure of Puritan opinion and prejudice is in America so great and widely diffused and its attitude tacitly assumed to be identical with Christianity itself, that the Anglican Church has been and is at a disad vantage, and some of its cardinal truths re garded as no better than a baptized Paganism. The Church, also, suffers from being regarded as a diluted form of Romanism. It is neither one nor the other. Romanism and Puritan ism are more closely related in their deeper spirit to each other than is the Anglican Church related to either.

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