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Apocrypha Question, the, and the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge
120 Architecture, Church, Prospects of
74 Ballads, Church. “ Lord, whither goest Thou? »
185 Bishops, on the Office of, and their Visitations
38 Catholic Unity, Theories of
1 Chant, Ecclesiastical, the
335 Chapters, Cathedral and Collegiate, on
189, 364 Chivalry and the Crusades
277 Choristers, on the Office and Education of
268 Christendom, the present state of, and the Archbishop of Upsal . 143 Christian Munificence, Recent Examples of
385 Church Architecture, Prospects of
74 Churches, Cornwall.
265 Classic and Christian Feeling
· 287 Clergy, Hints for providing an Increased supply of
89 College Life
11 Colonies, Exertions of the, in their own
behalf . Colour, Remarks on the Application of, to the Internal Decoration of Churches
21 Columba, S., College of
54 Cornwall Churches
265 Correspondents, Notice to
188 Crusades, the, and Feudalism
198 Decoration of Churches, Internal, Remarks on the Application of Colour to the
21 Destitution, Spiritual
59 District Visitors, Ordination of
123 Durham University
124 East Indians, the, and the Madras University
320 Ecclesiastical Chant, the
335 Eden's Theological Dictionary
97 Education, State of, in the Counties of Bedford, Cambridge, and Iluntingdon
323 Feeling, Classic and Christian
287 Feudalism and the Crusades
198 Gobat, Mr., and the Jerusalem Bishoprick
301 Guilds, Religious, on
49 Humorous Writers of the present Day, the
Illustrated Works, Recent
INDEX OF BOOKS
REVIEWED OR NOTICED.
Acland's (A. H. D.) Liturgia Domestica
Gresley's (W.) Coniston Hall, or the Jacobites; a Historical Tale
Heathcote's (W. B.) Prayers for Children, especially in Parochial Schools 319
Hook's (W. F.) Church Dictionary
Keble's (J.) Prælectiones .
Neale's (J. M.) Loosing of the Euphratean Angels
THEORIES OF CATHOLIC UNITY.
In times like the present, when there is, without all question, an earnest seeking after truth, there is this danger connected with the good :that a particular truth once attained, those who have successfully pursued it may be carried on to embrace with it some error, which may have been arbitrarily connected with it. In such cases grievous loss occurs to the Church ; for not only are those brought into peril who are enticed beyond the limits of truth, but the truth itself comes to be suspected by the half learned, and its pursuit depreciated by coldhearted and timid Christians.
The subject of the present paper affords a fair example of this. Although the doctrine of the visible unity of the Church was never really lost, and although there was always a witness, and a protest, and what is more, an earnest deprecation, against the sin of schism in the Liturgy, yet certain it is that the necessity of a visible unity in the body of Christ had ceased to be held in any adequate sense, and in any influential manner, by the great majority of our Church priests and people. We are now, however, pretty well convinced that unity in the Church of Christ, which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all, is necessary; and that that unity is both visible and spiritual, both of fellowship and of doctrine : we have learned to confess that breach of unity, in either of these respects, involves sin and danger; in other words, that schism and heresy are not only ecclesiastical and political, but moral and religious offences, offences against God and the souls of men.
But here, as ever, our faith is tried by the great difference between the newly recognized truth, the present aspect of affairs, and the sanctions, so far as they are present and visible, of the Divine law. Assuming the necessity of unity and the sin of schism, we expect sufficient safeguards of Divine authority, sufficient barriers erected and
No. I.-JANUARY, 1846.