Theology and Piety Alike Free; From the Point of View of Manchester New College, Oxford a Contribution to Its Effort

9781150195143: Theology and Piety Alike Free; From the Point of View of Manchester New College, Oxford a Contribution to Its Effort
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890. Excerpt: ... "Then said he unto them, 'Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like, unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth out of his treasure things new and old.'" Matthew xiii., 52. AHUNDRED years! It is a long time to one who looks back upon it from its further verge. For it means not only that no one survives to remember the men who were active at its beginning, but that three generations have succeeded them, and that a fourth is already rising to maturity. And what a century it has been of which we are thinking now! In 1786, George III. had not reached the middle point of his reign; William Pitt had only just begun his long ministry. Three years before, England had acknowledged the independence of the United States of America; three years later, the lurid drama of the French Revolution will open in the storming of the Bastille. An exclusively Protestant Parliament still sits in Ireland. Catholics and Nonconformists in England have to be content with maimed political privileges. We mark the very year--we bring back to memory the scene and the chief actors upon it, when we say that in 1786 Edmund Burke Preached at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester, on February 22, 1886, being the Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of the College, by the Rev. Charles Beard, B.A. moved for the impeachment of Warren Hastings. What solid national progress we have made since that time; what conquests of civil and religious liberty we have won; how the English nation has grown great, not only in its native seat but on many seas, till its language and its institutions encircle the world in their embrace; with what swift and victorious step natural science has penetrated into the region of the unknown; how sure canons of criticism have enabl...

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