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The Life and Letters of Robert Leighton: Restoration Bishop of Dunblane and Archbishop of Glasgow

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Excerpt: ... virtual acknowledgement that set forms of prayer were not unlawful nor unbecoming in Christian worship. In doing so they were going against their own Directory (adopted in 1645), which appointed that at each diet of worship two chapters of the Bible should be read--one from each Testament,--and that the Lord's Prayer should be used. Leighton was thus on the lines of the best traditions in the Church, and his addresses not only reveal a heavenly-mindedness and wisdom, but are their own best vindication. As religious literature they are unique, and the passages omitted here are purely local references, or repetitions of the usual procedure. REGISTER OF THE DIOCESAN SYNOD OF DUNBLANE.2 Synod I. September 15, 1662. This day the Synod of the Diocese of Dunblane being met, the Bishop preached; and after sermon and prayer, the names were called, and very few being absent, off whom the most sent their excuses either by word or writt. The Bishop propounded some few particulars, which by the unanimous voice of the Synod were approved and enacted. And because having noe furder to doe at this meeting, there was not ane clerk nominated. The Bishop left with the brethren a note of particulars propounded, and written with his awne hand, the true copie whereof is heir inserted as follows: For Discipline. First, That all diligence be used for the repressing of profaneness, and the advancement of solide pietie and holinesse, and therefore:-- Secondlie, That not onlie scandalles of unchastitie, but drunkenness, swearing, cursing, filthie speaking and mocking of religion, and all other grosse offences, be brought under Church censure. Thirdlie, That scandalous offenders be not absolved till there appear in them very probable signs of true repentance. Fourthlie, The...

VG pages for its age, some edge and board wear + small inscription to fly-leaf.

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Author(s):
Rev. D. Butler
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Edition:
1903
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Hardback
Number of pages:
607
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton

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Excerpt: ... virtual acknowledgement that set forms of prayer were not unlawful nor unbecoming in Christian worship. In doing so they were going against their own Directory (adopted in 1645), which appointed that at each diet of worship two chapters of the Bible should be read--one from each Testament,--and that the Lord's Prayer should be used. Leighton was thus on the lines of the best traditions in the Church, and his addresses not only reveal a heavenly-mindedness and wisdom, but are their own best vindication. As religious literature they are unique, and the passages omitted here are purely local references, or repetitions of the usual procedure. REGISTER OF THE DIOCESAN SYNOD OF DUNBLANE.2 Synod I. September 15, 1662. This day the Synod of the Diocese of Dunblane being met, the Bishop preached; and after sermon and prayer, the names were called, and very few being absent, off whom the most sent their excuses either by word or writt. The Bishop propounded some few particulars, which by the unanimous voice of the Synod were approved and enacted. And because having noe furder to doe at this meeting, there was not ane clerk nominated. The Bishop left with the brethren a note of particulars propounded, and written with his awne hand, the true copie whereof is heir inserted as follows: For Discipline. First, That all diligence be used for the repressing of profaneness, and the advancement of solide pietie and holinesse, and therefore:-- Secondlie, That not onlie scandalles of unchastitie, but drunkenness, swearing, cursing, filthie speaking and mocking of religion, and all other grosse offences, be brought under Church censure. Thirdlie, That scandalous offenders be not absolved till there appear in them very probable signs of true repentance. Fourthlie, The...

VG pages for its age, some edge and board wear + small inscription to fly-leaf.

Author(s):
Rev. D. Butler
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1903
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
607
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton

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