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THE

KINGDOM OF CHRIST

DELINEATED,

IN TWO ESSAYS ON

OUR LORD'S OWN ACCOUNT OF HIS PERSON,

AND OF

THE NATURE OF HIS KINGDOM,

AND ON THE

CONSTITUTION, POWERS, AND MINISTRY

OF

A CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AS APPOINTED BY HIMSELF

BY RICHARD WHATELY, D. D.

ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

Πάσα φυτεία ήν ουκ έφύτευσεν ο πατήρ μου ο ουράνιος εκριζωθήσεται.-Μ Α Ρ. ΧV. 13.

FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

NEW YORK:
ROBERT CARTER, 58 CANAL STRE E T;

PITTSBURG: 56 MARKET STREET,

1847.

TO THE CANDIDATES WHO RECEIVED

ORDINATION

AT CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN, NOVEMBER, MDCCCXL.

TO THE LORD BISHOP OF MEATH, WHOSE

CONSECRATION

TOOK PLACE IN THE SAME CHURCH, DECEMBER, MDCCCXL.

AND

TO THE BISHOPS AND CLERGY OF THE PROVINCE OF DUBLIN

WHO ATTENDED THE TRIENNIAL

VISITATION

HELD IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, MDCCCXLI.

THIS VOLUME,

CONTAINING THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DISCOURSES DELIVERED

ON THOSE OCCASIONS, RESPECTIVELY,

IS INSCRIBED,

WITH EARNEST WISHES FOR THEIR PRESENT AND ETERNAL WELFARE,

BY THEIR SINCERE FRIEND AND FELLOW LABOURER,

THE AUTHOR.

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15. The Christian Church Universal has

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no one spiritual head on earth

16. Importance of points excluded

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17. Contrary errors opposed to the above

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principles

18. Church Ordinances removed from a

firm foundation and placed on one of

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sand

19. The English Reformers chose the true

foundation

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20. Pretended Church Principles fatal to

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the Christian hopes and privileges,

even of their advocates

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21. Appeal to the practice of the early

Churches, an argument inaccessible

to the great mass of Christians

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22. Pretended decisions of the Catholic

Church

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23. Appeals to supposed decisions, &c. of

the Catholic Church, as superfluous

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as they are unsound

24. The Articles, the Symbol embodying

the deliberate decisions of our

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Church

25. Pretended distinctions between co-ordi-

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nate and subordinate tradition

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26. Alleged importance of human teaching

27. Use and abuse of human instruction

28. The System of Reserve

29. Unsound reasons brought in aid of

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sound ones

30. Difficulty of ascertaining unbroken

succession in the case of individuals

31. Increased danger of Schism

32. Irregular formations of Christian com-

munities

22 33. Presumption in favour of the Church

23 to which one actually belongs

34. Apprehension of what is called unset-

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tling men's minds
25 | 35. Supposed case neither an impossible

one, nor useless even if it were so

26 36. Cases of a moral necessity for Sepa-

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ration

* 27 37. Mistakes to be guarded against by

reformers when compelled to sepa-

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ration

38. Certain views seductive to the feelings

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and Imagination

39. Case of deposed Bishops and Presby-

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