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STUDIES IN THE HISTORY

OF

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

...

"Dr. Luckock has undertaken in this volume to deal with three questions about which Western Christendom has been much agitated, and about which, while inuch misunderstanding and prejudice attend them, wrong conclusions are dangerous. . It is a piece of good service, and one of good omen for the future of theology, when they are discussed, as they are in Dr. Luckock's book, with sober, calm candour and fairness, on their merits, and on the evidence applicable to them; and when a divine, not identified, as far as we know, with any party or school of theology, has the boldness-for there is some boldness in it-to give his conclusions on the evidence alone. It is to be hoped that this conprehensive and scholarlike book may contribute to a more intelligent and accurate treatment of these subjects."-Guardian.

"This most valuable book, which, as the title-page tells us, is an examination of the testimony of primitive times respecting the state of the faithful dead, and their relationship to the living,' will be found of the greatest help to all those who desire clearly to understand and appreciate what has ever been the doctrine of the Church Universal, and our own special branch thereof, concerning this matter, which must inevitably touch the hearts of all so closely. It would be difficult to find a book on so weighty a subject more clearly arranged and written, so as to make its purpose plain, and easy to be grasped by any thoughtful reader. Few more helpful 'standbyes,' to use an old word, in these troublous times, will be found than Dr. Luckock's own book, and we hope it will find its way into every parish, and be duly read and valued.” -Church Times.

"The life of the dead, the state of the departed, is a very deep and important matter; and as mistakes and heresies on this subject are very common and very numerous, it is very needful heedfully to use for our guide whatever can be gathered concerning it from Holy Scripture and the primitive Church. For all who desire to investigate this question, no better guide could be found than this work before us of Dr. Luckock. Calm, lucid, and convincing, it leaves nothing to be desired as far as it goes; and it leaves no important part of the subject unexamined."— Literary Churchman.

"Dr. Luckock has done good service to the Church by his very temperate and candid treatment of the subject, and we hail with pleasure the appearance of his volume."-Church Quarterly Review.

"This book is exquisitely printed, and the subject is such that it will be read with avidity. The inscriptions in the catacombs are treated quite fully, and in fact it is a review of almost all existing literature on a subject that is attracting great attention among all devout people."Church Eclectic (U.S.).

"A learned treatise on the testimony of primitive times respecting the state of the faithful dead."-Westminster Review.

"In the moderation of its tone, and the reverent spirit which pervades it, the writer has furnished an example of the way in which such solemn themes ought at all times to be handled."-John Bull.

IN THE HISTORY OF THE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

The Anglican Reform

The Puritan Innovations
The Elizabethan Reaction

The Caroline Settlement

WITH APPENDICES

BY

HERBERT MORTIMER LUCKOCK, D.D.

CANON OF ELY, PRINCIPAL OF THE ELY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, EXAMINING CHAPLAIN TO THE BISHOP, AND SOMETIME FELLOW OF JESUS college, CAMBRIDGE

SECOND EDITION.

RIVINGTONS

WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

MDCCCLXXXII

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