Evangelism in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century : Or an Exhibit, Descriptive and Statistical, of the Present Condition of Evangelical Religion (1851)

Evangelism in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century : Or an Exhibit, Descriptive and Statistical, of the Present Condition of Evangelical Religion (1851)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EUROPE. " Europe, though the smallest of the three great divisions of the Eastern continent, is the first in importance, the most thickly peopled, and the best cultivated." It is the centre of refinement and learning. Colleges and Universities are numerous in most of the countries, while many of these, in respect to the extent of their libraries, the number of their teachers, and their means of instruction, are upon a scale much superior to what is seen in the United States. On the other hand, however, in common school instruction, the latter country is greatly in advance of Europe. Europe, with a population of 250,000,000, comprises fifty-eight independent states, of which the highest in importance are Great Britain, France, Russia, Austria, and Prussia. These are termed the five great powers, and they exert a strong, controlling influence upon the affairs of every nation of the Continent. " The religion of Europe is almost entirely Christian, except in Turkey, where the Mohammedan system is established. The Christian church comprises three great divisions: the Catholic, the Protestant, and the Greek Church. The adherents of the first amount to about 128,000,000; the second, to 61,000,000; and the last, to 54,000,000. There are also about 5,500,000 of Mohammedans, and 2,500,000 of Jews. ENGLAND. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. This is, of course, the first object striking the eye of the inquirer, who would investigate the condition of religion in Great Britain. The Church of England is the church established by law. Its doctrines are embraced in the famous Thirty-nine Articles, and are indubitably Calvinistic. These articles were founded mostly upon articles compiled in the reign of Edward VI., and were confirmed by royal authority in 1562; and all pers...


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Author(s)
Charles Adams
Format
Paperback | 314 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17mm | 422g
Publication date
10 Sep 2010
Publisher
Kessinger Publishing
Publication City/Country
Whitefish MT, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
116699578X
ISBN13
9781166995782