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CHURCH OF ENGLAND,
BROKEN INTO SHORT QUESTIONS,
FOR THE USE OF CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS.
COPIOUS SCRIPTURE REFERENCES AND NOTES.
REV. ANDREW BROOKE CLARKE, A.B.,
Curate of Killesk, Diocese of Ferns;
“Come, ye children, hearken unto me, and I will teach you the fear of the
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."-1 THESS. v. 21.
“Brethren, be not children in understanding; howbeit in malice be ye children,
LONDON: WILLIAM S. ORR & CO., 147 STRAND;
AND B. WERTHEIM, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
Already published, by the same Author,
AN EXPLANATION OF THE CHURCH CATECHISM,
IN WHICH THE VARIOUS ERRORS AROUND US ARE SCRIPTURALLY
And the Fundamental Truths of Christianity clearly and simply exhibited.
Dublin: Printed by EDWARD BULL, 6, Bachelor's-walk.
The peculiar tenets of our Church are plainly laid down in what are called the Thirty-nine Articles: they are short, forcible, and scriptural, both well calculated to guard us against the prevailing errors of all false religions, and to build us up in our own most holy faith ; they were at first drawn up in the reign of Edward VI., by bishops and learned men assembled at London in convocation, A.D. 1552, Bishops Cranmer and Ridley being the principal ; afterwards, they were repealed by Queen Mary, who did every thing she could to prevent and put an end to the blessed Reformation, and those two godly Bishops of our Church were both burned by her at Oxford-Cranmer in the year 1556, Ridley in 1555. As soon, however, as Elizabeth came to the throne, another convocation was assembled in London, and our present Thirty-nine Articles, founded chiefly on those before-mentioned, were drawn up and published, A.D. 1562, and, at the same time, ratified by act of Parliament. They were again revised and a few alterations made in the year 1571.