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LECTURES ON THE SCRIPTURE PROOFS OF THE DOCTRINES
OF THE CHURCH.
Feast of St. Matthew, 1838.
Lecture I. Difficulties in the Scripture proof of the Doctrines
On the General Structure of the Bible as a record
of Faith ....
IV. Mode in which Facts of History are contained in
V. The impression conveyed by the statement of
Facts and Doctrines in Scripture.......... 49
VI. External difficulties of the Canon and the Cath-
olic Creed, compared....
VII. Internal difficulties of the Canon and the Catholic
VIII. Difficulties of Jewish and Christian Faith, com-
INDICATIONS OF A SUPERINTENDING PROVIDENCE IN THE
PRESERVATION OF THE PRAYER BOOK AND IN THE
CHANGES WHICH IT HAS UNDERGONE.
Feast of the Annunciation, 1839.
EXPRESSIONS OF REPENTANCE INTRODUCED INTO OUR LITURGY.
1. Whether a Divine purpose be ascertainable
2. Such an enquiry particularly necessary at present.
3. The three divisions of the argument
4. That we have given us the language of servants rather than
7. Commencement of our Liturgy
8. The general tone and spirit of our Prayer Book....
9. The Sunday Lessons
10. Changes in the Rubric
11. Omission of anointing at Baptism and Confirmation....
12. Changes in the Visitation of the Sick ....
13. Concluding Remarks ....
LESSONS OF OBEDIENCE INTRODUCED INTO OUR LITURGY.
1. Recapitulation of the general point of view in which the sub-
ject is treated.....
2. Duty of considering these changes as a Divine work.......
3. Warnings introduced against the "lawlessness" of the last
4. Scripture and Tradition combined in the Prayer Book ......
5. The Collects for Advent....
6. Other new Collects......
7. The Collects for Saints' Days
8. Verbal alterations on this subject...
9. Omission of the Festival of St. Mary Magdalene
14. The Decalogue in the Communion
15. The general bearing of this argument on the former..
12. The Vow of Obedience at Baptism new
13. Other peculiarities new in the Baptismal Service
EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CHURCH COINCIDING WITH
1. Such mutual adaptation and concurrence the mark of design. 66
CONSIDERED WITH REGARD TO THE FIRST POINT, OF REPENTANCE.
2. Apparent objections to our being supposed in a state of ser-
3. Suffering the privilege of Sons.
5. Confirmed by the history of our own Church.
4. The strength of the Church in persecution
6. Her feebleness and state of servitude
7. That states of servitude are Divine appointments
8. Such best suited to the condition of the Church
CONSIDERED WITH REGARD TO THE SECOND POINT, OF OBEDIEnce.
9. Lessons of obedience the corrective to the tendencies of the age 82
10. Our situation a trial of obedience...........
11. Our recovery of lost privileges depends on obedience
12. Dutiful allegiance to our own Church in particular
13. Especially necessary at the present crisis...
14. Difficulty of realizing sanguine hopes
15. The voice of warning.......
ON RESERVE IN COMMUNICATING RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE.
Feast of the Purification, 1840.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE ANCIENT CHURCH.
1. No argument adduced against the principle: history of the
subject in the writer's mind....
2. Testimony of the early Church full and extensive
3. The existence of what has been termed the Disciplina Arcana
4. Indications of the principle independent of any known defi-
5. The Disciplina a rule of a moral nature
6. The whole subject connected with a great religious principle
and rule of conduct
7. Catholic mode of interpreting Scripture founded on this
8. High authority for this mode of Scriptural interpretation....
9. Reverence and caution observable in the Fathers
10. Reserve in revelation not confined to God's word......
11. Origen's mode of considering the subject as moral not intel-
12. The subject discussed at length by St. Clement of Alexandria 34
13. The testimony of the Ancient Church to the doctrine of Christ
14. The practice and principle of the Ancient Church perfectly
analogous to our LORD's example
THE PRINCIPLE OPPOSED TO CERTAIN MODERN RELIGIOUS OPINIONS.
1. The nature of the objections which have been made....
2. On preaching the word most effectually ....
3. On teaching the doctrine of the Atonement
4. Danger in forming a plan of our own different from that of
5. Statement of the case from plain moral principles
6. All Scripture in perfect harmony as opposed to this modern.
THE SYSTEM OF THE CHURCH ONE OF RESERVE.
1. The principle considered with reference to ourselves......
2. The holiness of GoD's house of prayer....
3. Sacraments, Church Ordinances, and practices
4. The Church realizes the kingdom in secret...
5. The best preservative of sound principles
...... .... 106
6. Caution necessary with respect to the latent senses of Scripture 103
7. Secret religious duties, conversation, and controversy
8. Untenable objections on the ground of our present position.. 112
9. This principle more than ever needed
10. Want of reverence now prevailing
11. Summary of the whole subject...
2. Order of early or Matin Prayer-Litany-Confession-Com-
3. Order of Evening Prayer-Meditation-Confession—Commen-
4. Course of Prayer for the Week (for each Day, under the five
acts of Confession, Prayer for Grace, Profession, Interces-
sion, and Praise, with an Introduction) :—