An Inquiry Into the Constitution, Discipline, Unity, and Worship of the Primitive Church: That Flourished Within the First Three Hundred Years After Christ; Faithfully Collected Out of the Fathers and Extant Writings of Those Ages (Classic Reprint) by Dr Peter King (Paperback / softback, 2017)
Excerpt from An Inquiry Into the Constitution, Discipline, Unity, and Worship of the Primitive Church: That Flourished Within the First Three Hundred Years After Christ; Faithfully Collected Out of the Fathers and Extant Writings of Those Ages Our venerated founder was thoroughly read in the his tory and monuments of the primitive church, and perfectly intimate with the writings of the fathers, upon which the conclusions of Lord King are founded. And that such a mind-one so well stored with classical learning and the records of antiquity - should be so affected by a perusal of this book, is certainly t a little in favour both of its facts and reasoning. It must however be borne in mind, that Mr. Wesley called man father, upon earth; and in several instances, in the organization of the connection, he departed from what Lord King supposes the primitive practice. In one point, (and that is a very important one, ) Mr. Wesley's system is more strictly apostolic than the draught of the Primitive Church by our author. We refer to the connectional principle, acting through a general itinerant superintendency. Upon this point our author is t so satisfactory, and incautious readers need to be put on their guard. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.