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Rights and Pretensions

OF THE

Roman See

Lectures

DELIVERED IN 1894 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE

CHURCH CLUB OF NEW YORK

NEW YORK

E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.
COOPER UNION, FOURTH AVENUE

1894

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CONTENTS.

By the Rev. Greenough White, M.A., Trinity College,

Hartford, Connecticut,

LECTURE IV.

THE GROWTH OF THE PAPAL SUPREMACY AND

FEUDALISM

135

By the Rev. Robert Ritchie, M.A., Rector of the Church of

St. James the Less, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

INTRODUCTION.

THE

HE Lectures gathered in this volume

are the natural sequel of the Course in 1893 on “The Six Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Catholic Church." This very title suggests the Church's altered state, and leads one to mark them which cause divisions” that afflict Christendom in our day; while, moreover, in the Course of 1893 special emergence of the modern Roman claims appeared, notably in the Lectures of the Rev. Dr. Elmendorf and the Rev. Dr. Riley. Not without reason, therefore, was chosen as the subject for 1894, “The Rights and Pretensions of the Roman See,” a subject in this volume developed throughout with unusual learning, lucidity, and charm of style. Here may be traced the whole

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