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APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION

In the Church of England

AFTHAL,
270.

OF NCHI

APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION

In the Church of England

PROPERTY OF

HARRIS HALL LIBRARY,

NOT TO BE REMOVED

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By ARTHUR W. HADDAN, B.D.

LATE RECTOR OF BARTON-ON-THE-HEATH

FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD

RIVINGTONS

WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

MDCCCLXXXVII

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PREFACE

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THE following Series of Papers upon the doctrine

of Apostolical Succession has no pretensions to be a complete or exhaustive treatise on the subject, although the several sections follow some kind of argumentative order. The writer of them was led, many years back, in the course of other work, to examine thoroughly the one narrow branch of the question which concerns the bare facts of our own legitimate succession. He is asked now by some, to whose judgment and wishes he defers, to put into an accessible form the information then (in part for the first time) accumulated, and to add what might seem expedient under present circumstances upon the doctrine generally. The present volume is an attempt to comply with these wishes. Its writer is painfully sensible how far it falls short, either of adequately meeting the over-kind thoughts of friends, or of effectually dealing with

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