The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,664 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 441
Added to site: 2010.01.23
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Genre: Periodical
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great simplicity, that "the foundations were giving way,"--a significant remark, which the meeting, though held in a grave place, received with shouts of laughter. Such a statement may well be taken as symbolical of the condition of the Establishment, when liberal criticism, represented by Colenso, Stanley, Jowett, Baden Powell, and a respectable minority, is silently crumbling the underpinning, while the full service is intoned above and the pampered ceremonial swells the aisles.

If the opponents of liberal thinking ever bring an action against a prominent dissenter from their views, the Privy Council gets rid of the case by deciding it upon the purely technical position of the Church,--as in the case of Dr. Williams, whose offence was the publication of his Essay on Bunsen, and Mr. Wilson, whose essay was entitled "Séances Historiques de Genève--The National Church." The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council decide that they have no power to define what is true and what is false doct

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