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The Jerusalem Bishopric

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The Jerusalem Bishopric

Small stones precipitate avalanches. Newman may have been unhappy with the reception of Tract XC, and he may have nursed doubts about whether the Via Media was real, but it took the decision of the Whig Government to agree to a joint Anglican-Lutheran bishopric in Jerusalem to make him publicly protest the anomaly of a Church which believed in Apostolic succession cooperating with one which did not. He wrote a letter of protest to his bishop, of which this is part.

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