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with its views I think most Christians will largely agree.

But if reception by the Churches be the test, can this same reception be confined to the Nicaean Creed ? Or, granting widespread acceptance to be a proof, is not the acceptance of dogmas since the days of Nicaea a sterling argument for certain Churches ? Going still further, is not the acceptance of Buddhism by the Far East a valid argument for that religion, and the acceptance of Mohammedanism by the Near East a very strong point in favour of Islam ? In a word, when we minimise the requirement as to authenticity and maximise the advantage of " acceptance " have we as Christians gained

so very much P—I am, Sir, &c., H. A. S.