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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Comprehension

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In English church history, denotes a scheme proposed by Sir Orlando Bridgman, in 1667-8, for relaxing the terms of conformity on behalf of the Protestant Dissenters, and admitting them into the communion of the church. A bill for this purpose was drawn up by Judge Hale, but disallowed. The attempt was renewed by Tillotson and Stillingfleet, in 1674, and the terms were settled, to the satisfaction of the non-conformists; but the bishops refused their assent. The scheme was likewise revived again immediately after the revolution. The king and queen expressed their desire of an union: however, the design failed, after two attempts, and the act of toleration was obtained.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Comprehension'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/comprehension.html. 1802.

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