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Rights and Pretensions
DELIVERED IN 1894 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE
CHURCH CLUB OF NEW YORK
E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.
By the Rev. Robert Ritchie, M.A., Rector of the Church of
St. James the less, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
HE Lectures gathered in this volume are the natural sequel of the Course in 1893 on “The Six CEcumenical 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