The History of the Puritans; Or, Protestant Nonconformists

The History of the Puritans; Or, Protestant Nonconformists : From the Reformation in 1517, to the Revolution in 1688: Comprising an Account of Their Principles ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...he had preached that Christ did not descend into hell both body and soul;--that the pope might set up the feast of jubilee, as well as the feasts of Easter and Pentecost;--that holy days and fasting days were but the traditions of men, which we were not obliged to follow;--that he disallowed the use of organs in divine service: --that he called ministers that do not preach, dumb dogs; and those that have two benefices knaves;--that he preached that the late queen Mary was a detestable woman and a wicked Jezebel. But when Mr. Paget appeared before the commissioners, January 11th, 1584, he was only articled according to the common form for not observing the Book of Common Prayer, and the rites and ceremonies of the church. To which he made the following answer: "I do acknowledge, that by the statute of the 1st of Eliz. I am bound to use the said Common Prayer-book in such a manner and form as is prescribed, or else to abide such pains as by law are imposed upon me. " I have not refused to use the said common prayer, or to minister the sacraments in such order as thebook appoints, though I have not used all the rites, ceremonies, and orders, set forth in the said book: 1. Partly because to my knowledge there is no common prayer-book in the church. 2. Because I am informed that you before whom I stand, and mine ordinary, and the most part of the other bishops and ministers, do use greater liberty in omitting and altering the said rites, ceremonies, and orders. 3. And especially for that I am not fully resolved in conscience, l-may use divers of them. 4. Because when I took the charge of that church I was promised by my ordinary, that I should not be urged to such ceremonies; which I'am informed he might do by law. " In...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755162
  • 9781236755162