The English Church in the Eighteenth Century

The English Church in the Eighteenth Century

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The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by John Henry Overton, Charles J. Abbey

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1896

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surplice; hood; scarf, &c., 446 Clerical costume, 447 Postures of worship; Responses, &c., 449 Liturgical uniformity, 451 Division of services, 452 The Eucharist; Sacramental usages, 453 Parish clerks, 456 Organs; church music, 458 Cathedrals, 459 The 'bidding' and the 'pulpit' prayer, 461 Preaching, 463 Lecturers, 466 Funeral sermons, 468 Baptism, 468 Catechising, 469 Confirmation, 470 Marriage, 471 Funerals, 471 Church discipline; excommunication; penance, 472 Sunday observance, 474 Conclusion, 475

APPENDIX: List of Authorities, 477

INDEX, 489

THE ENGLISH CHURCH

IN THE

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTORY.

The claim which the intellectual and religious life of England in the eighteenth century has upon our interest has been much more generally acknowledged of late years than was the case heretofore. There had been, for the most part, a disposition to pass it over somewhat slightly, as though the whole period were a prosaic and u

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