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ENGLAND VERSUS ROME
A BRIEF HAND-BOOK
ROMAN CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY
For the use of Members of the English Church
HENRY BARCLAY SWETE MA
FELLOW OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE
απ' αρχής δε ου γέγονεν ούτως
She mourns that tender bearts should bend
Before a meaner shrine,
The following pages lay no claim to originality. Their aim is to set before the non-theological reader a succinct account, historical and doctrinal, of the points at issue between the Churches of England and Rome. The views of both Churches have been expressed in the language of their own authoritative documents. Existing practices and current opinions are cited only so far as they serve to illustrate principles, or flow directly from them.
With the tenets of Protestant bodies external to the English Church this little book has no
It is an attempt to assert the Anglican position, and that alone.
Larger works of recognised merit have been freely used, but it has not been thought neces