See Newman, "Baptist Churches Apostolical
," in Jenkins, ed.
22) John Keble, "Tract Number 4: Adherence to the Apostolical
Succession the Safest Course," Project Canterbury: Tracts for the Times, http://anglicanhistory.
He reminded them that "the dispersion of the Apostolical
church at Jerusalem was very sad, and yet it was nothing but the dissemination of the Gospel amongst other Nations.
One who adheres to the antient COR constitution of the state, and the apostolical
hierarchy of the church COR of England, opposed to a whig.
12) Similarly, Matthew Kellision, Professor of Divinity, and from 1613 head of the English College at Douai, challenged English Protestants to "Shew us the origin of their Churches, let them unfolde the order of their bishops which successors, so runneth on from the beginning to the Apostles or apostolical
men which lived in the Apostles time.
I did not bother to read him until my late twenties because I had somewhere imbibed the Victorian dismissal of Johnson as the arch-reactionary, not a wholly unreasonable opinion of a man who believed in monarchy and "subordination," who famously defined a Tory as "one who adheres to the ancient constitution of the state and the apostolical
hierarchy of the Church of England," as opposed to a Whig, whose party he denoted merely as "a faction.
The first canon of the Apostolical Canons, a set of nonconciliar canons that originated prior to the First Ecumenical Council and were believed (especially by the Eastern Church) to have been set down by the Apostles themselves, proclaimed "Let a bishop be ordained by two or three bishops.
These two closely related principles--selection or ordination of episcopal candidates by an episcopal synod and prohibition against secular interference in episcopal appointments (the thirty-first Apostolical Canon was quoted verbatim)--are repeated in the third canon of the Second Council of Nicaea, which declared that:
We deeply regret that the witness of the Church of England to the apostolical
principle of churchmanship has been weakened by the part taken semi-officially in the world missionary conference.
17] It was with him that he argued about the questions raised concerning justification after he read Sumner's Apostolical
Preaching, which he finished on August 24, 1824.
Horsley himself identified his chief importance as an adherent of the |High Church' party within the Church of England whose hallmarks were adherence to apostolical
succession, elevated views of the Eucharist and of the role of Tradition as an arbiter of Church doctrine and practice.
15) Albert Henry Newman, "Baptist Churches Apostolical
," in Baptist Doctrines: Being an Exposition in a Series of Essays by Representative Baptist Ministers of the Distinctive Points of Baptist Faith and Practice, ed.
The jurisdictional powerlessness of Anglicanism is confirmed by the very source from which Newman encounters the "palmary words" of Augustine--an article in the Dublin Review written by Cardinal Wiseman, which claims that, because the Anglican Church persists in an unlawful state of schism, it cannot claim "a share in apostolical
succession" and is "incapable of any act of valid jurisdiction.
Bunting, as Methodist editor, was hopeful that the high-church Anglicans were impressed by Nonconformist support for a "true Apostolical
succession, residing not in a succession of officers, but in a succession of the whole mass of believers.
Albert Henry Newman, "Baptist Churches Apostolical
," in Baptist Doctrines: Being an Exposition, in a Series of Essays by Representative Baptist Ministers of the Distinctive Points of Baptist Faith and Practice, ed.