The Memorial of the Church of England; Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of All True Lovers of Our Church and Constitution. with Remarks Upon the Whole Paragraph by Paragraph

The Memorial of the Church of England; Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of All True Lovers of Our Church and Constitution. with Remarks Upon the Whole Paragraph by Paragraph

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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. 1706 edition. Excerpt: ...r#y-t/l, -(, n among themselves, and fulminate Men stran, a b, the wjtn lnejr spiritual Thunder, more frequently and MtiV.'ZlZ freely than the Ch chofE does. It Sice oi the not therefore that any sort of Clergy does not Cb--ch. think their Ch--ch endued with as Great Authority and Coercive Power over the Laity, as the Ch---cb of E d has at any time, since the Reformation exercis'd; but their Censures txing in this Nation meer Bruta Fulmina, that is, being neither Allow'd nor Supported by the Secular Magistrate, tht Ltw nas taken away their Sting, which it has not done to rhose ofthe Nati'nalCb ch; thr Dissenting Clergy wou'd therefore be glad that the Law wou'd restore the Sting to their Censures, that they they might become more Awful to their Congregations, or that ic were taken away from those of the Ch ch, that its Ministers rruV'ht be fflonveain their.Daw, and its Self A'fronted in its Discipline with more Licence and Impunity. It is not the Title of Lird, nor the Authority which a ti./hop, as luth his, th.irVffends these Men; but it is the (n Number of Bijhoprickj that gives so sew or 'em room to hopt to arrive ai the Dignity and Power, us which so manvof'em are Ambitions. 'To Icflen the Authority of a Bishop, by pretending to lop of 'some Extravagant Branches of his Power, is to wc.ken that ot 'our Holy Religion which God rbiJ; tor by r egret s this presence of paring oft some superfluous Excrescences will so dese'crate that (acred order, that it will be prun'd so at last as to have 'no Branches left, che Consequence of which will be No 'Bishop; 'and No Kj'ig, No Bi/hop. has been a rerciv'd Maxim amon us 'Time out of Min;i. Which gives qccalion for a Mel.tncholly 'Reflection, which is. that the Church has oeen redue'd to that...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572556
  • 9781236572554