Ensign Re-read wrote:RHWoodman wrote:--CLIP--
By Schism Rent Asunder comes from the hymn The Church's One Foundation and refers to the rending of Safehold by the schism of the Church of Charis from the Church of God Awaiting.
By Heresies Distressed also comes from The Church's One Foundation. (In fact, both titles come from the same line in the hymn:
Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping;
Their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.
I agree re OAR.
I have not noticed the Hymn that you refer to re BSRA and BHD.
I _ASSUME_ that it's in the book(s), and not in the "real world".
Am I right about that?
If yes, can you cite where it's in the book(s)?
The hymn The Church's One Foundation is not in the book. The hymn is in the real world. The title refers to the Christian belief that the Christian Church is founded solely and exclusively by Jesus Christ and that His Church will endure no matter how many schisms, splits, heresies, wars, controversies, et cetera batter her. (The Christian Church is referred to by the feminine pronoun because of the Christian belief that the Church is "the bride of Christ".)
I believe that DW chose those titles (BSRA and BHD) as an oblique reference to the persistent endurance of Truth as well as a more direct reference to the schism of the Church of Charis from the Church of God Awaiting and the war that followed that schism.