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J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

1831.

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LONDON: IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

REMARKS

ON

CLERICAL EDUCATION.

CHAPTER I.

The present state of Clerical Education.

It has often excited surprise, that a church richly endowed like that of England, and claiming, on various grounds, a prominent place among the Protestant churches of Europe, should be destitute of any specific system of religious education for its ministers. The difference between the learning required in the church, and the means of professional instruction offered; between the actual character of the clergy, and their apparent preparation for the office, has long been one of the anomalies which abound in our con

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