CONSTITUTIONAL CHURCH GOVERNMENT IN THE DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS AND
IN OTHER, PARTS OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION. By
Henry Lowther Clarke, D.D., D.C.L. 25s.)
This is a carefully compiled work, whose value as a book ' of reference will be lasting. It presents a comprehensive, view of the growth of constitutional Government in the Churches of the Dominions and Colonies ; and contains an extensive collection of Constitutions and original documents bearing on its subject. In the appendix the Church Con- stitutions at present existing in England, Wales, Scotland,, and Ireland will be found. A law book is not light reading, and the author writes for students rather than for the general public. But no Bishop's library will be without it ; and the two Colenso stories are gems. Colenso and G. A. Selwyn ' were both Johnians ; and at the opening of the new chapel, in the 'seventies, Selwyn, who preached, in asking the prayers of his hearers for absent members of its college, had the bad taste to except Colenso, of whom he spoke as "the recreant Bishop:I At the dinner which followed, the Master of St.1 John's, in proposing the health of absent members, coupled ' the toast with Colenso's name ! Colenso's reference to the death of his no doubt sincere but certainly bitter opponent, Bishop Gray, of Capetown (1883), is a thing never to be. forgotten. After a generous tribute to Gray's work for the Church of South Africa "For myself (he said) I remember that he was once my friend ' and my Father : and the fact that, since then he has felt it to be his duty to censure and condemn my proceedings has only added a special solemnity to this event, which has removed him into a sphere where even now he beholds the truth in the clear shining of God's light, and whither God in His mercy grant us grace to
follow him, being faithful to the tiuth as webehold it." . _
How often has the Church had better reason to be proud of her heretics than of her orthodox divines !