Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914Essays for John McManners$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nigel Aston

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205968

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2019

John Dury and the Practice of Irenicism

John Dury and the Practice of Irenicism

Chapter:
(p.41) 2 John Dury and the Practice of Irenicism
Source:
Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914
Author(s):

Scott Mandelbrote

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0003

In his contribution to the Report of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England, John McManners sets out a contemporary interpretation of the relationship between the Church and the individual believer. Liberty of conscience, tempered by love for others and respect for the tradition and institutions of the Church, provides one of McManners's themes. He describes the conflict, and loss of Christian harmony, which have often resulted from too rigid a definition of the Church's doctrine, and advocates the alternative path of forbearance, concluding that, sometimes, ‘it is God's will that we all agree to differ’. It is perhaps appropriate that so distinguished an ecclesiastical historian should have been chosen to write about the Church and the individual in this way.

Keywords:   irenicism, John Dury, Church, believers, liberty, conscience

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .