Frontispiece; Previous owner's name written on front paste-down. No pencil or ink markings in text. Scattered foxing in text. One-fourth black leather and green cloth boards. Light to moderate edgewear at head and tail of spine. A nice copy with a bit of discreet archival repair to spine. Digital pictures of book available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. Very Good binding. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE PRIMITIVE AND APOSTOLIC ORDER OF THE ...
Éditeur : Presbyterian Board of Education
Date d'édition : 1844
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Very Good binding
Description du livre Presbyterian Board of Publication (Philadelphia PA), 1840. Hardcover. État : Very Good Antiquarian Cond. Used copy in Very Good Antiquarian Condition of The Primitive and Apostolic Order of the Church of Christ Vindicated (On the Christian Ministry) by Rev. Samuel Miller, D.D. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, James Russell Publishing Agent, 1840. William S. Martien, Printer. Three owners signed: E. G. Masters, Arthur B. Cort, John Fleming. One quarter leather (over spine) over black textured cloth boards. Frontispiece engraved image of Samuel Miller by J. Sartain, printed by Geo. Tinen. Very few pencil notations in margin. No page tears. Degrees of age toning, some foxing with heavy foxing on one page. Beginning page 169 liquid stain in open side margin increasing in size to end of book, not detracting from text. Back two free endpapers loose lower half, back hinge partially cracked. Back FFE stamped Shorey's Book Store, Seattle, Washington. Solid binding overall. Boards worn around all edges. Leather more worn along side edges, spine head and tail. 388 pages, 7.75 x 5 inches, 20 cm. Contents: Preface, 1 Question Stated, 2 Testimony of Scripture, 3 Testimony of Scripture, 4 Testimony of Fathers, 6 Early Rise of Prelacy, 7 Testimony of the Reformers, 8 Concessions of the Episcopalians, 9 Uninterrupted Succession, 10 Practial Influence of Prelacy. Rev. Miller offers his polemic against the Episcopalian practice of the time that taught against Presbyterians being Christian by not following the ecclesiastical prelacy practiced by the Church of England. The bulk of the book is an historical documentation beginning with the New Testament demonstrating Miller's opposing ecumenical view on ranks of clergy, power of clergy, and apostolic succession including defining the terms bishop, presbyter, elder, and deacon, as well as how worship, ordination, and the Lord's Supper should be practiced and their meaning in regard to salvation. Miller calls the practice of Christians dooming other Christians to Hell over opposing theological view virtual excommunication. In so many words he states that opposition and disagreement should not lead to judgment of damnation. In the preface Miller states that this publication is a new and abridged edition based upon his 1807 book, Letters on the Constituion and Order of the Christian Ministry. N° de réf. du libraire 009999