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FRICA, the Church in, 316. ment in Synod, 20. Lay Element in FINANCIAL Policy, Twenty Years of, 187.
America: Church and State in America, 178. Meeting at Wycombe, the, Fine Arts : Annual Exhibition of the Royal
America, 6, 169, 251. Lay Controversy, 277. National Catholicity, ment, 122.
216. Northern Convocation, 180. Perry's “ For Better for Worse," 85.
the Established Church in the Manufac- Civil War in America, 6, 169, 251. Lay
turing Districts, 22. Practical Politics, Element in America, 178. Political Par-
Position, 1. Rise of the Latitudinarian Confederate States, 312. The South Vin-
School, 73. Royal Supremacy the True dicated, 284. Austria and Hungary, 112.
Defence of the Liberties of the Church, Denmark : the Scandinavian Alliance,
218. Whigs and the Church of England, Years of Imperialism in, 239. Germany,
62. Zambesi Mission, 162.
the Unification of,, 114. Greece, 301:
Hawaii, 186. Honolulu, the Bishopric of,
Clergy: Clergy Relief Bill, 8. Clergy Re- 129. Mexico, 66. Prussia, Constitution-
lief and Burial Bills, 65. Influence of the alism in, 310. Venetian Diplomacy, 336.
Clergy, 124; Our Want of Clergy, 68. Zambesi Mission, 162.
France, Ten Years of Imperialism in, 239.
Clough (Arthur Hugh), Poems by, 240.
Gladstone's (Mr.) Theory of Moral Guilt,
(Earl), 68. Disraeli (Right Hon. Benja- Colonies, 259. India, 165. Earl Can- Greece, 301.
Greek and Latin, 249.
Great “ Liberal” Party, the, 142.
Concerning some of the Poisons of the Day Hawaii, 186.
Henley Regatta, the, 129.
Confederate States, Recognition of the, 312. Hood (Thomas), 282.
Honolulu, the Bishopric of, 129.
Convocation : the Northern Convocation,
180. Convocation, 18. Convocation in INCREASE of the Episcopate, 128.
India : 165. Earl Canning's Administra-
tion of, 157
Infidelity, on the Evidence for the Existence
Influence of the Clergy, 124.
Intellectual Moonshine, 268.
Ireland, Convocation in, 37.
Irish Revivalism, 266.
JUDGMENT in the Court of Arches, the,
Judgment in Synod, 20.
Dogma, the New, 209.
Kirche und Kirchen, 235.
Durham, the University of, 305.
deacon of, 313.
Latitudinarian School, Rise of the, 73.
Lay Element in America, the, 178.
Le Père Lacordaire, 285.
Les Misérables, 286.
Lewis (Sir G. C.), the Astronomy of the
Church Schools, 211. “ Liberal" Party, the Great, 142.
MACAULAY (Lord), the Public Life of, 233.
Marriage Licences; Special and Ordinary,
ric of Honolulu, 129. The Church in
besi Mission, 162.
In Rural Districts, 77.
32. Musical Development, 121. The
Musical Recollections, 144.
Years of Financial Policy, 187.
(Mrs.), A Woman's Life, 48. Bulwer
intervention, 10. Political Parties—House May and Crispin Ken), 142. Ramsey
(Dean), On the Christian Life, 45. Re-
Russell Lord Bacon, 232. “Stanhope (Earl), Life
327. Williams (the Hon. James), The
South Vindicated, 284.
Royal Supremacy, the True Defence of the
Liberties of the Church, 29.
Rugby School and Balliol College, 17.
Russell (Earl), 57;
Schools, Country Village, 127.
Session of 1862, the, 109.
Sewell (Miss), on Rome, Florence, and Turin.
Sisterhoods, 139, 314.
Monastic Life, 94. Recent tion Society and the Privy Councillor, 263.
Clause, 252. The Wesleyan Conference
Hall (Mrs. S. C.), Can
(Mrs. Henry), The Channings, 48.
240. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Last
House of Lords, 202.
Administration of India, 157. The Church
Methodists, the Congregationalists, the
Liberation Society, and the Bicentenary.
Sons of the Turf, 227.
South Vindicated, the, 284.
Lord Macaulay, 233. Auckland (Lord), Sons of the Turf, 227.
William Pitt, 39.
Threefold Nature of Man, the, 135.
Mendelssohn's Wesleyan Conference Methodists, the, the
Patterson Wycombe, the Meeting at, 299.
PRO ECCLESIA DEI.
and State Review.
No. 1, Vol. 1.
June 1, 1862.
Now encouragement is not lacking even
in this aspect of the case. Of all forms of ChrisReview of Position.
tianity, and of all ecclesiastical positions, the form and position of the National Church of England
are those which may be looked to most reasonably T is a faint heart which does not look and most hopefully to do the work which every cheerfully and hopefully upon the future Church has in charge to do. This is not an assump
of the National Church of England. It tion; it rests upon facts ; not only upon the facts of is, on the other hand, a poorly informed or self- her primitive faith and apostolic order, but upon complacent judgment which does not measure the those also of her actual religious life; not only depth and the amount of the accumulating respon- upon her amity and close conjunction with the State, sibilities of her clergy and her people. It is a sloth- but upon her earnest endeavour to discharge her ful or a self-indulgent life which does not act steadily office and execute her trust as the Church of all upon the sense of what those responsibilities are. It English people. The Church, that is, clergy and is wilful blindness not to note the weaker points of people, are beginning to rise more and more to the the position, and especially the danger from within. special exigencies of the position. There is the For all danger to a Church is, in its origin and its building and the restoring of churches within the power, from within.
The fortunes of a falling last thirty years, a thing of perhaps unexampled Church are a continuous suicide. All warning and extent; the clearing away
extent; the clearing away of the square pews, and, all experience, from the days of the Seven Churches both by arrangement of space and multiplication of of Asia till now, put this fact upon record. It services, the caring for the free and frequent worship makes no difference here whether a Church be na- of the people. There are many things, part of tional or not national: whether it be, that is, as the that worship, which tell of a truer and larger perChurch of England, recognized and established by ception of privileges and duties. There is the the common and the statute law of the land as an building and the maintaining of schools with liberal integral part of the constitution, or whether it exist assistance from the State. There is the more clerical in a country as one religious body out of many, life of the clergy, not as though many things in which but with no peculiar and distinctive rights and pri- they do not take part so much as heretofore are not vileges by custom and by law. There is no differ- lawful and innocent, but because their time and ence in respect of the source of danger. The thing energies are not more than sufficient for their special which weakens or finally destroys is, in kind, the work. There is the devotion of the lay life of same in both cases. But there is a difference in men and women, and especially of women, to works degree: because, as the nationality of a Church is of charity. There is the partial revival of the funca gift superadded to its existence, and a very excel- tions of the Church in Synod, attended with proof lent gift, so the suicide in this case is the worse and manifold that differences in theology and harshness the more thankless.
of judgment between those who differ need not There is no present fear for the national position co-exist. And it is not only that men are not so of the Church of England. There is no future divided as heretofore; they are acting in concert fear, except under circumstances of intrinsic unwor- upon the basis of Church and State. Upon this thiness which there is no ground to anticipate, and basis we may all unite, but there is no other at once of changes in the framework and order of our social broad enough and sound enough. There is the relations greater than it is easy to foresee. It is drawing together and the better mutual understandmuch to be able to say this, but it is not enough: it ing of clergy and laity. All these things are beis after all only negative encouragement. To be ginning to tell powerfully on our national condition. able to take the position of the Church out of the But with all this there is no room for saying that category of things for which we fear is but a poor the position is good; good as measured by what it result and cannot satisfy the conditions of the gift. ought to be and may be. There are many things The Church need not fear for its position, and yet still, some of them of long standing, which check may be standing still. But what is required is that and embarrass, in one degree or another, the deit do not stand still; that it advance continually in /velopment of the gifts and the power of the Napromoting the well-being of all sorts and conditions tional Church; and, however unpalatable the ac