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Protestant Reformation. Through the press he manages to reach a much larger audience than from his pulpit, and there stand to his credit up wards of a hundred helpful works books and tracts dealing with subjects of the widest variety. One of his earliest works was Churck and State, being an apology for Christian legislation. An other which won a good many encomiums was The Divine Philosophy of History, while The Irish Church, The Thirty - Nine Articles, Anglican Orders, The Popes Bull on ditto (Leo xiii. 1896), and The Churck of the People, have all been dealt with with that thoroughness and lucidity which are characteristic of the man. Another book which has attracted a great deal of attention is that deal ing with "the English Reformation," the chapters each representing a lecture delivered by the Arch deacon on the subject at an earlier period. The book, however, which has brought the Archdeacon most credit as a scholar is, probably, The Book of Bertram, " de corpore et sanguine Domini" the presbyter and monk of Corbie, of France, written in the middle of the ninth century. In reality it is a connecting link between the early Fathers and the Reformation. Its perusal led first Ridley and then Cranmer to the rejection, not only of trans- substantiation, but also of consubstantiation. The Archdeacon translated the entire work from the original Latin, and enriched it with an Historical Preface and Notes. As to pamphlets, they have

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