Campbell, the Hon Archibald

Campbell, The HON. Archibald, a bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church, consecrated in 1711 at Dundee. On account of difficulties with his clergy as to "usages," he left Scotland in 1724 and returned to London, where he spent most of the remainder of his life. In his latter days he carried his nonjuring principles out by consecrating a bishop without any assistance. The date of his death is unknown. He is the author of several theological works, which are strongly Romanizing. Among them are, The Doctrines of a Middle State between Death and the Resurrection, Of Prayers for the Dead, etc. (Lond. 1713, fol.), and The Necessity of Revelation (Lond. 1739, 8vo). , In. his work on the Middle State, he teaches "that there is, an intermediate or middle state for departed souls to abide in, between death and the resurrection, far different from what they are afterward to be in when our bless ed Lord Jesus Christ shall appear at his second-coming; 'that there is no immediate judgment after death; that to pray and offer for, and to commemorate our deceased brethren, is not only lawful and useful, but also our bounden duty; that the intermediate state between death and the resurrection is a state of purification in its lower, as well as of fixed joy and enjoyment in its higher mansions; and that the full perfection of purity and holiness is not so to be attained in any mansion of Hades, higher or lower, as that any soul of mere man can be admitted to enter into the beatific vision, in the highest heavens, before the resurrection, and the trial by fire, which it must then go through." — Hook, Eccl. Biography, 2:414.

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