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RECTOR OF ST. MAGNUS, ST. MARGARET, AND ST. MICHAEL,
PREBENDARY OF ST. PAUL'S,
IN THE CONVOCATION OF THE PROVINCE OF CANTERBURY.
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE.
DIVINE AUTHORITY AND INSPIRATION
OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
1. The old-fashioned, straightforward infidels of former times were open enemies to the Church as well as to the Bible. They coveted neither her dignities nor her preferments. They sought not her offices of trust and influence as vantageground for an attack upon her doctrines. In the present day those who deny the divine authority and inspiration of the Bible, assert that this is
what the articles and formularies of the Church | allow, and that therefore they have a right to
hold dignities, parishes, and offices in her universities and schools. All that could be collected in defence of this novel position has been summed up in Mr. Fitzjames Stephen's defence of Dr. Williams. It is more, therefore, than the de