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THE LATER PHASE OF THE TRINITARIAN
We have already noticed two aspects of the Trini
tarian Controversy, the first that between Sherlock and South at the end of the seventeenth century; the second that in which Whiston and Clarke were the principal actors, in the early years of the eighteenth century. A new departure was imported into the controversy in 1719. It commenced with a claim to sign the XXXIX. Articles in a non-natural or Arian sense; it culminated in a claim made by the “Feathers Tavern Petition " for exemption from all subscription whatsoever to the Church's formu. laries.
In 1718, Dr. Clarke, in order to suit his doctrines, assumed to himself the right of introducing a new form of Doxology into the Psalms in his church. His new Doxology ran thus : "To God, through Christ His Son, All glory be;" or, “To God, through Christ His Only Son, Immortal glory be.” Dr. Robinson, Bishop of London, compelled him to desist from the practice, and sent a Pastoral in condemnation of it to the Clergy of his diocese, which drew