Excerpt from The Doctrine and Practice of the Eucharist: As Deduced From Scripture and the Ancient Liturgies IT is only the rough sketch of an argument which is here presented. As in a previous work, I have wished to challenge the legitimacy of certain views of the Eucharist which are allowed to usurp, and to themselves exclusively, the vener able designation of Catholic, though to the prejudice of a higher, more Scriptural doctrine which has also the witness of the great Catholic liturgies in its favour. It is, perhaps, desirable to state from the very outset that it is no lower purely negative and Protestant view which I seek to vindicate, but a higher Scriptural and liturgical View of which the ordinary Roman and so-called Catholic is the merest travesty. The importance of the subject would indeed call for a fuller treatment and discussion than what are given here. I may, therefore, just mention that I have previously made two separate attempts to deal with it more adequately on a larger scale, first in tracing historically the.
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