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Roman Catholic Claims. Crown 8vo.
The Theological Bearings of Certain Extra
Liturgical Uses of the Blessed Sacrament. Reprinted from the English Church Review. With a Preface in Reply to Dr. Stone. Crown 8vo.
The Solidarity of the Faith. Square Fcap. 8vo.
(Modern Oxford Tracts.)
The Title “The Son of Man.' Crown 8vo. (Liver.
pool Diocesan Board of Divinity Publications.)
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AUG -6 1919
PREFACE TO EDITION OF 1919
IN publishing a new edition of a book written thirty years ago, on a subject which has been since its first publication under continuous discussion, I cannot but be conscious that it still contains many traces of the time of its origin, notably in the attention paid to Dr. Hatch. But there are two reasons which seem to me to justify this re-issue. First, that it is, as far as I know, the most complete review in one book of all the evidence concerning the Christian Ministry producible from the beginning of Christian history down to the close of the patristic period : secondly, that it has had the advantage of a thorough revision by Mr. Cuthbert Turner, the author of the essay on the Apostolic Succession in the recent volume of Essays on the Early History of the Church and the Ministry. Of his competence to deal with the subject it would be unnecessary for me to speak. Most kindly he has thought it worth while to work through the whole volume, rewriting certain portions of it, e.g. that on the original idea of the apostolical succession, pp. 60, 61, that on the evidence concerning the early Alexandrian ministry, pp. 118-126, and that on the Church Orders, pp. 131-135, and a good many of the notes, re-arranging and in part re-writing the Appended Notes on the Laying on of Hands and on the Didache, and contributing in his own name that