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THE

SCRIPTURAL ARGUMENT

TOR

EPISCOPACY EXAMINED:

FIRST PUBLISHED

IN THE QUARTERLY CHRISTIAN
SPECTATOR FOR March, 1834, And MARCH, 1835.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY LEAVITT, LORD & CO.

182 Broadway.
BOSTON:-CROCKER & BREWSTER,

47 Washington-street.

Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1835, by LEAVITT, LORD & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

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3-7-1932

ADVERTISEMENT.

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The following little work was first pubJished in two articles in the Quarterly Christian Spectator. They were originally written, and are now re-published, from no desire of controversy. The only purpose in issuing the articles in this form is, to furnish those who believe in the equality of Christian ministers with a brief view of the arguments on which the parity of the clergy is defended ; and to show from the New Testament that the claims of Episcopalians are without a scriptural foundation.

A. BARNES.

Philadelphia, 1835.

West & Trow, Printers.

EXAMINATION

OF

« EPISCOPACY TESTED BY SCRIPTURE;"

A tract by the Right Rev. H. U. ONDERDONK, D.D., Assistant

Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

The history of this tract is this. It was first published as an essay, in the “ Protestant Episcopalian,” for November and December, 1830. It was then issued in a pamphlet form, without the name of the author. It was next requested for pub. lication by the “ Trustees of the New York Pro. testant Episcopal Press ;” and after being amended by the author, with an addition of several notes, it was printed in the form of a tract, and as such has had an extensive circulation.

The tract is one which has strong claims on the attention of those who are not Episcopalians. The name and standing of the author will give it extensive publicity. The fact that it comes from the “ Press” of the Episcopal church, in this country; that it is issued as one of their standing publications, and that it will, therefore, be circulated with all the

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