"Not the author of sickness"

The Churchman

An article which recently appeared in The Churchman, gives such evidence of a change in the beliefs of Christians about the responsibility of God for the sicknesses and distresses of mankind, that we are impelled to quote from it as follows:—

A western clergyman in replying to the article ["Must Protestantism Adopt Christian Science?"] suggested that the church's failure was due to the "failure of her priests to realize the full extent of their priesthood and the full power of their creed." That he goes to the heart of the question is true, yet the clergy of the church in general are not so much to blame as the school of theology in which they were trained and the erroneous doctrinal teaching upon the subject of health and prayers for the sick contained in the Prayer Book, which is placed in their hands as the authorized voice of the church.

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August 22, 1914

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