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    John White Chadwick
Excerpt from book: CHRISTIAN UNITY. There has been a great deal of talk of late concerning Christian unity: and various conferences and churches have proposed bases of belief and form on which, it seemed to them, all Christians might unite in cordial fellowship. The Roman bishop whom we call the Pope,— an ugly transformation,— the Italians, very prettily, Papa, and the French Le Pape, has earnestly expressed a wish that there should be one fold and one shepherd,— his Church the fold, and he the shepherd,— and, encouraged by the remarkable approximations which the English Church has made to the Roman in matters of doctrine and ritual, has invited it most cordially to reunite itself with the Church from which it schis- matically separated three centuries ago. Not to be outdone in courtesy, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of the English Church, answers the papal letter, and invites the Roman Church to join the Anglican, that there may be one fold and one shepherd,— the fold his Church, and he the shepherd. Then, too, there have been certain Grindelwald conferences arranging terms of mutual concession: and the Congregationalists at their convention took a similar course. But the scheme of unity which has been most talked about is the famous " Lambeth Quadrilateral," by which is meant the proposals for unity issued by the conference which met at Lambeth, the palace of the English Primate, in 1888. It was a conference attended by the bishops of the whole Anglican communion, and the four propositions were: — A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as containing all things necessary to salvation, and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith. B. The Apostles' Creed as the baptismal symbol, and theNicene Creed as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith. C. The...  
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