She reminds us that T. H. Green in 1877 said
to his pupils : " The day of tests and declarations except for clerical functions is over." And he added that " inability to adopt the creeds of Christendom in their natural sense—and in any other sense they are best left alone—need not disqualify us from using its prayers." " The Anglican Eucharist as a test," writes Mrs. Ward, " is a very strict one." Under this test the Nicene Creed would no longer be regarded as a venerable relic representing, as the Dean of St. Paul's has said, " the majority opinion at a meeting held 1,600 years ago," but would be regarded as a test of personal belief. There would be a marked narrowing of the Church under this system. It would become a seot.