Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "One Faith:" or Bishop Doane vs. Bishop M'Ilvaine, on Oxford Theology
Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "One Faith:" or Bishop Doane vs. Bishop M'Ilvaine, on Oxford Theology

Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "One Faith:" or Bishop Doane vs. Bishop M'Ilvaine, on Oxford Theology

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A Presbyterian; [Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt]. "One Faith:" or Bishop Doane vs. Bishop M'Ilvaine, on Oxford Theology; Exhibited in extracts from their Writings. Together with Some Remarks on Apostolic Succession - the Abuse of Luther and Calvin - and the Liturgy as a Preservative of Doctrinal Purity. Burlington: J. L. Powell, Printer, 1843. Second Edition. Wrapper title: Puseysim or Newmania, exhibited from the divers writings of Bishop Doane & Bishop M'Ilvaine. [6146]

Brown printed wrapper, 5 3/4 x 9 inches, 72 clean pp. Very good. Pamphlet.

"Just as the 2nd edition of this pamphlet was going through the press, the news arrived from England that Dr. Pusey had been suspended from preaching in the University of Oxford for two years. After this, it will scarcely be proper to give the vagaries of Dr. Pusey and his followers the name of Oxford Divinity; inasmuch as Oxford disowns it. The N. Y. Observer suggests that the system be called "Newmania" from Mr. Newman, its most active abettor. Either this name, or "Puseyism," will now be the most proper appellative." - wrapper front. It appears that the pamphlet, then in the press, was given this wrapper instead of the one that would match the printed title page, to reflect the change of position of Dr. Pusey at Oxford.

“In the following pages, the reader may expect to find a brief views of the Roman, Oxford and Protestant systems of religion, in reference to various fundamental points. The comparatively little difference between the Roman and Oxford systems, will abundantly appear from Bishop M’Ilvaine’s remarks, during the progress of the discussion.”

We have several pamphlet sermons by "A Presbyterian" on the Oxford controversies, and one has "Van Rensselaer" in pencil as the author of the piece. This may refer to Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, the Presbyterian minister in Burlington during the early 1840's, where this pamphlet was printed.

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808-1860), b. Albany, NY; d. Burlington, NJ. He graduated from Yale in 1827, afterwards taking studies at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a Presbyterian missionary to slaves in Virginia (1833-1835), pastor of the church at Burlington, NJ (1827), and of the Second Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC (1841). He was secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Education (1846-1860), and founded and edited the Presbyterian Magazine and The Home, the School, and the Church