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I desire here to acknowledge with gratitude my indebtedness to Mr. 7. T. Tomlinson, who has, with the greatest kindness, given time and labour to revising the proof sheets, and verifying quotations and authoritics.
The Protestant Church of England and the anti-Protestant
CHAPTER I.--A PRELIMINARY ARGUMENT
The age in which the Prayer Book was compiled, the men
who compiled it, and the influences moulding them.
CHAPTER II.-THREE GENERAL PROTESTANT CHARACTER
It is Common Prayer; it is in the language of the people;
it is scriptural.
CHAPTER III.--MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER AND LITANY
The Protestant features of the Prayers and Rubrics; the
noteworthy changes in the Litany.
CHAPTER IV.--THE COMMUNION SERVICE
The Sarum Mass; Pusey's Views.
CHAPTER V.-THE BAPTISMAL OFFICE ...
Baptismal Regeneration not taught in the Church of
CHAPTER VI.-THE OCCASIONAL SERVICES
Significant changes in the direction of Protestantism in
all these services
volume entitled “The Protestantism of
the Prayer Book," originally published in Canada, requires no recommendation from me. can afford to stand on its own feet, and to be judged by its own merits. Nevertheless, having been requested by the author to add a few prefatory words to the edition about to be published in England, I have much pleasure in complying with his request.
The volume now in the reader's hands is a brief but exhaustive account of the true principles on which the English Book of Common Prayer was finally compiled, when the Reformation of our Church was completed, and the Second Book of King Edward substituted for the First Book. Those principles were carefully retained in the Prayer Book of Queen Elizabeth's reign and were finally preserved unaltered in the last revision of 1661. Even at that date, immediately after the unhappy Savoy Conference, Archbishop Sheldon and his assistant revisers did not attempt to bring back into our Liturgy the questionable things which found a place in King Edward's First Prayer Book, and
were purposely cast out from King Edward's Second Book. The true principles of the English Prayer Book, whatever some interpreters may please to say, are Protestant and Evangelical, and of this abundant evidence is supplied in this volume.
The ignorance of many English Churchmen in this day about the true principles of their own Church, is something deplorable. Very little is taught about the subject in most public schools, from the highest grade down to the lowest. Very few, it may be feared, have ever read or studied our noble Confession of Faith, the Thirty-nine Articles. The result of this widely-spread ignorance may be seen in the growth of Romish. doctrines and ritual within our pale.
The Rev. Dyson Hague's book, which I have much pleasure in recommending, appears to me eminently calculated to lessen the ignorance to which I have referred, if Churchmen will read it. I heartily wish it an extensive circulation.
J. C. LIVERPOOL.