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IN THE

ENGLISH CHURCH

BY THE VENERABLE

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WILLIAM MACDONALD SINCLAIR, D.D.
Archdeacon of London, Canon of St. Paul's, Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of
London, Chaplain-in-Ordinary to the Queen, and formerly Scholar of

Balliol College, Oxford
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLES OF ST. JOHN,"
THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN," CHRIST AND OUR TIMES,"
CHRISTIAN'S INFLUENCE," THE SERVANT OF CHRIST,"

"THE CHURCH VISIBLE, INVISIBLE, CATHOLIC,
NATIONAL THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND
THE CANON LAW," WORDS TO THE

LAITY," ETC.

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HODDER AND STOUGHTON

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BORN OF A HOUSE IDENTIFIED IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND

WITH THE SACRED CAUSE

OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

IN MEMORY

OF PLEASANT DAYS AT COATES

so Games & Noble /75 Juneo

PREFACE

IN

N offering these biographical studies to my

readers, I do not suggest that there are not other leaders of thought equally suitable for delineation. But the twelve whom I have taken seem to me typical of the various aspects of the Church of England since the Reformation. I have placed Archbishop Tait among them, although he might be described

man of action rather than of thought, because to my mind he represents that calm, comprehensive, loyal, and reasonable attitude of mind which is most genuinely characteristic of the English Church.

I have tried as far as possible to understand the point of view of each, and, where criticism could not be avoided, to touch such

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