We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
Click image for original | © Vitrearum (Allan Barton)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

And thereto I plight thee my troth

The suppressed conclusion of the previous post? Demography is destiny. A national democracy and a national church -- both, equally -- depend upon the dêmos, its “we the people.” This is visceral, not an idea: shared history is not some collective notion but a lived experience. There must be in hand a well-worn common currency, whose familiar coin is not debased, ready to be freely exchanged and transmitted, in trust, to the succeeding generation.

Dei gratia.

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