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TRACTS FOR THE TIMES.

BY

MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

VOL. II.

FOR

1834-5.

“ If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the
battle ?"

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL:

& J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

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CONTENTS.

The Visible Church. Letter IV, 59. The Position of the Church of
48. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his Christ in England relatively to
Sacred. Office. No. 4.-Wed-

the State and the Nation.
nesday.

60. Sermon for St. Philip and St. Jude.

49. The Kingdom of Heaven.

No. 4.

50. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his 61. The Catholic Church a Witness
Sacred Office. No. 4.--Wed-

against Illiberality.
nesday (concluded).

62. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his
51. On Dissent without Reason in Sacred Office. No. 5.—Thurs-
Conscience.

day (concluded).

52. Sermon for St. Matthias' Day. 63. The Antiquity of the existing Li-

No. 1.

turgies.

53. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his 64. Bishop Bull on the ancient Litur-

Sacred Office. No. 5.—Thurs- gies.

day.

65. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his

54. Sermon for the Annunciation. Sacred Office. No. 6.-Friday

No. 2.

and Saturday.

55. Bishop Wilson's Meditations on his 66. Thoughts on the Benefit of Fast-

Sacred Office. No. 5.-Thurs- ing. Supplement to Tract 18.

day (continued).

67. Scriptural Views of Holy Bap-

56. Holydays observed in the English tism.

Church.

68. The same, continued.

57. Sermon for St. Mark's Day. No.3. | 69. The same, concluded.

58. On the Church, as viewed by Faith | 70. Notes to Scriptural Views of Holy

and by the World.

Bapiism.

I.

LITURGICAL.

No.
63. Antiquity of the existing Litur- 64. Bishop Bull on the Ancient Litur-
gies.

gies.

No.

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56. Holydays observed in the English 68. The same, continued.
Church.

69. The same, concluded.
66. Thoughts on the Benefit of Fasting. 70. Notes to the Scriptural Views of
67. Scriptural Views of Holy Baptism. Holy Baptism.

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ON THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH.
58. On the Church, as viewed by Faith | 61. The Catholic Church a Witness
and by the World.

against Illiberality.

59. The Position of the Church of Christ

in England relatively to the State

and the Nation.

VI.

RECORDS OF THE CHURCH.

XIX. St. Cyprian on the Unity of | XXIII. The Martyrdom of St. Felix
the Church.

and of St. Lawrence.
XX. The same, continued.

XXIV. St. Vincent of Lerins on the
XXI. The same, concluded.

Tests of Heresy.
XXII. Tertullian on Baptism.

XXV. The same, concluded.

TRACTS FOR THE TIMES.

THE VISIBLE CHURCH.

LETTER IV.

MY DEAR

I am sorry my delay has been so considerable in answering your remarks on my Letters on the Church. Indeed it has been ungrateful in me, for you have given me an attention unusual with the multitude of religious persons; who, instead of receiving the arguments of others in simplicity and candour, seem to have a certain number of types, or measures of professing Christians, set up in their minds, to one or other of which they consider every one they meet with belongs, and who, accordingly, directly they hear an opinion advanced, begin to consider whether the speaker be a No. 1, 2, or 3, and having rapidly determined this, treat his views with consideration or disregard, as it may be. I am far from saying our knowledge of a person's character and principles should not influence our judgment of his arguments; certainly it should have great weight. I consider the cry" measures not men,” to be one of the many mistakes of the day. At the same time there is surely a contrary extreme, the fault of fancying we can easily look through men, and understand what each individual is ; an arbitrary classing of the whole Christian family under but two or three countenances, and mistaking one man's doctrine for another's. You at least have not called me an Arminian, or a high Churchman, or a Borderer, or one of this or that school, and so dismissed me. To

pass from this subject. You tell me that in my zeal in advocating the doctrine of the Church Catholic and Apostolic, I

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