Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Western New-York, Delivered

By: DE LANCEY, WILLIAM H.

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"DE LANCEY, WILLIAM H. A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Western New-York, Delivered August 15, 1849, at the opening of the Convention in Trinity Church, Geneva, on Religious Training, Being the Second Charge. By William H. De Lancey, D.D. LL.D., Bishop of the Diocese. Geneva, W.N.Y.: I. & S. H. Parker, Printers, 1849. Octavo. $40.00 Pamphlet in printed yellow paper wrap, wrapper soiled, small light foxing spots throughout, scattered darker foxing spots, dog-ears; stamp reading ""200"" stamped twice on top of front wrapper, another stamp ""Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio"" near top of wrapper title; number ""10643"" written in red pen at top of wrapper title, and ""Rev. E. M. Van Dusen"" just below the last. Pagination: 64pp. William Heathcote De Lancey (1797-1865) Episcopal bishop; graduated Yale 1817, studied with Bishop Hobart in NYC, received order 1822, provost Univ. of Pa. 1828-1833, elected bishop of the new diocese of Western New York, 1838. ""Of decided opinions, expressed with moderation and unfailing courtesy of demeanor, he carried much before him by sheer weight of personality.""--Dict. Amer. Biog. V:215. ""Two system in the process of religious education or instruction have existed: One may be called the system of excitement: The other, the system of training. The former supposes the baptized individual to be incapable of religious or spiritual action, until he is, at some period of life, early or late, awakened, impressed and changed by the Holy Spirit; with a view to whose action upon him it is necessary that human means should be used to arrest, disturb and excite his mind on the subject of his salvation. Prior to this period he is in sin and apathy. At this period he is converted. Before this period he is incapable of any religious action acceptable to God... The latter--the system of training--supposes the individual to be capable of religious exercises from the earliest period of intelligence, not by nature, but in virtue of imparted grace pledged by covenant to him; by means of which, as he is empowered for moral action, so moral action is required, and may be acceptably rendered by... He is to be trained in knowledge, holiness, virtues, graces, spiritual duties, doctrines, ordinances, and in all of faith, holiness and graces that may attest his conformity to the will of God, and secure through Christ, as its meritorious origin, his everlasting salvation.""--pp3-4. (15462) "

Title: Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Western New-York, Delivered

Author: DE LANCEY, WILLIAM H.

Categories: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Education-Religious, Episcopal Church, Pamphlets, Sermons,,

Publisher: GEneva, NY: 1849 1849

Type: Pamphlet

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Item Number: 15462

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