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AND ITS

Catechism examined:

PRECEDED BY

STRICTURES ON THE EXCLUSIONARY SYSTEM,

AS PURSUED IN THE

NATIONAL SOCIETY'S SCHOOLS:

INTERSPERSED

WITH PARALLEL VIEWS OF THE

ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH ESTABLISHED AND

NON-ESTABLISHED CHURCHES:

AND CONCLUDING WITH

REMEDIES PROPOSED FOR ABUSES INDICATED:

AND

AN EXAMINATION OF THE PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM OF
CHURCH REFORM LATELY PURSUED, AND STILL

PURSUING:
INCLUDING THE PROPOSED NEW CHURCHES.

S

BY
JEREMY BENTHAM, ESQ.

BENCHER OF LINCOLN'S INN,
AND LATE OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, M. A.

LONDON:
PRINTED, 1817 : PUBLISHED, 1818 :
BY EFFINGHAM WILSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE:

· Price 20s.

BIBLIOTHECA

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MONT 1

. LONDON: PRINTED BY C. AND W. REYNELL, BROAD STREET, GOLDEN SQUARE.

THE HOPE THAT THE APPROBATION OF IT IS NOT

GENERAL ............ .. 71

Part IV. - NATIONAL SOCIETY — GROUNDS FOR RE-

GARDING THE ExcLUSIONARY Acts AS SPURIOUS, AND

its REPORTS AS PURPOSELY DECEPTIOUS . . . . . 74

1.-Cause and Ground of Suspicion as to Authenti-

city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

§ 2.-Marks of Authenticity, proper and usual, in Reports

of Proceedings of Public Bodies . ....... 77

§ 3.—Positions and Plan of Proof—Ends pursued by the

Institution— Means employed ....82

8:4.-I. Proofs of the System of Exclusion ..... 88

§ II. (should be) $ 5.—Proofs of the System of Imposi-

tion—2. General Committee, Meetings none . . . 111

$ 6.—Proofs of the System of Imposition continued—II.

Sub-Committees and their Meetings, none . . . . 123

$ 7.--Proofs of the System of Imposition continued—III.

Acts spurious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

$ 8.--Securities against Spuriousness—Cause of the Omis-

sion of them, Necessity and Design-not Inadvertence 151

§ 9.--Authors, acting and consenting, of the combined

Systems of Exclusion and Imposition ...... 164

§ 10.-Authors, &c. continued-Dr. Manners Sutton,

Archbishop of Canterbury . . . . . . . . . . 176

§ 11.—How to organize a Chaos—Forms of Disorder ex-

emplified in these Reports . . . . . . . . . . .189

$ 12. General Committee- Fraud involved in the Title

thus given to the Managing Body .......222

Part V:-BAPTISM AND SPONSORSHIP PROPER, WHEN

INSTITUTED — BAPTISM USELESS, SPONSORSHIP IM-

PROPER NOW · · ............ 236

.
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND CATECHISM EXAMINED :::.......... 1

APPENDIX, No. I. REMARKS ON THE OBJECT OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND Religion, AS AVOWED BY THE Bishop of LONDON . 87

"No. II. LORD'S SUPPER— NOT DESIGNED BY Jesus for GENERAL IMITATION – ITS UTTER UNFITNESS FOR THAT PURPOSE · · · · · · · · · · · · · 154

No. III. REMEDIES TO THE EXCLUSIONARY SYSTEM AS APPLIED . TO INSTRUCTION · · · · · · · · · · · 180

No. IV. REMEDY TO ALL ReligiouS AND MUCH POLITICAL .

Mischief-EUTHANASIA OF THE CHURCH .... 193 § 1.—Plan of this Paper ........... 194 § 2.—Euthanasia, in Contradistinction to Cacothanasia,

what?—UTI POSSIDETIS Principle—its Application to this Case . . . . . . . .

. . . . 198 $ 3.-1. Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 § 4.-II. Pay .............. 231 § 5.-Pay continued-Merit, whether producible by Si

necures · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 270 $ 6.-111. Discipline ............ 288 $ 7.-State of Discipline, as exhibited by Authority, and

elucidated by a Diocesan Secretary ....... 305 § 8.—Ulterior Information from Mr. Wright .... 353 § 9.–Vices of Excellent Church recapitulated . ... 368 § 10.-Facienda in the way of Reform ...... 385

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