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AUTHOR OF

"The Coal Pit Tragedy; or, a Warning Cry from a Living Grave." "Seeking
Jesus." "The Two Twilights." "A Plea for the People; or, the Juggernaut
of England." "The Wines the Saviour made, used, and sanctioned." &c. &c.

WITH SEVERAL PLAIN AND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS.

Εἶς γάρ ἐστιν ὑμῶν ὁ διδάσκαλος, πάντες δὲ ὑμεῖς
ἀδελφοί ἐστε.---ΜATT. xxiii. 8.

DIVINITY

MARVARD UNIVERSITY

LONDON:
ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW

1862.

SCHOOL

LIBRARY

KETTERING:

THOMAS WADDINGTON, PRINTER, HIGH STREET.

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CHAPTER II.-THE DEVELOPMENTAL DIVERSITIES OF THE UNIVERSE.

UNITY HAS ITS LIMITS.-Teaching of Paul-No two objects alike in the Universe-Varieties in celestial luminaries-Distribution of plants and animals-Scientific classification-Picture of a rural scene-Variations in music-The faces, voices and bodies of no two men alike-Diversities the means of present recognition-Future recognition by thought-Basis of discoveryOrigin of consciousness-Works of Art-Uniformity incompatible with beauty, friendship, and happiness-Influence of uniformity on the intellectual creation-Diversities in man recognized by Scripture. 19-28

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CHAPTER

III.-APPLICATION OF THE FOREGOING DEDUCTIONS TO ECCLESIASTICAL

FORMS.

SECTION I. THE CHURCH OF ROME.—Infallibility claimed-Man's individual responsibility denied -Mental slavery. 29-30

SECTION II. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.-Secular inducements to enter the Church-Moral inducements-Man's mind fettered in the Church-The

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Creed of the Church of England-Fundamental data and deductions-The Monarch, the Ruler of England in spiritual matters-Fifteen Articles of Faith, with authoritative proofs and criticisms -The Clergy must believe and disbelieve what they are told-The slightest departure from the Articles imposed criminal-Dissenters must be treated as heathen-Bishops have power to give or withhold the Holy Spirit-Man is responsible for promises made by others, without his authority, sanction, or knowledge-Baptismal Regeneration-Priestly absolution-The good works of unconverted men are positively sinful-A belief in the Trinity, as defined in Athanasius' Creed, essential to salvation-That the teaching of Paul, &c., was defective, &c.-Sects in the Church of England. 30-69

DR. PYKE : AN ILLUSTRATION.-The appointment of an Evangelical Bishop to the City of Cant, divided into two parts; 1, the agreement; 2, the conviction-Conscience and gold-The triumph and the sacrifice...

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SECTION III.-WESLEYAN METHODISM.-The noble spirit of Methodists-Their working habitsTheir success - Liberality · Characteristics of Conference-Election of President-The legal

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