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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 49

What the Methodists Think

What the Methodists Think.

In 1873, the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the quadrennial address of its bishops, thus put itself on record: "We do not hesitate to avow that we regard the education of the young as one of the leading functions of the Church, and that she cannot abdicate in favor of the State without infidelity to her trust and irreparable damage to society. The reasons for occupying this ground, which inhere in the very nature of this interest, and in the relation of children to the Church, all are intensified by the antagonism of modern science, and the out-casting of the religious element from all the school systems fostered by State legislation. It is not ours to dispute with Cæsar; but, fully persuaded that the salt of religious page 34 truth alone can preserve education, we feel that the responsibilities of the Church grow with the progress of society and the demands of the age."