The Protestant Dissent Vindicated from the Charge of Being Unscriptural and Injustifiable

The Protestant Dissent Vindicated from the Charge of Being Unscriptural and Injustifiable

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...to the high politics of Elizabeth and James, that it met with unconstitutional favour. But I submit it to the judgment of any dispassionate man, whether the true doctrine of the Church of England is not more purely and safely to be learned from her founders, and from such of her sons as Rainoldes, Hooker, and Stillingfleet, than from men like Bancroft and Laud.--Upon the whole, I infer, tnat the great founders and martyrs of your church, would have rejoiced to hold ministerial communion with ministers of the other Protestant churches, due knowledge existing of the doctrine, life, and qualifications of such ministers. (2.) In the reign of Edward VI., Archbishop Cranmer invited four eminent foreigners to assist in the work of the Reformation, Peter Martyr Vermilio, Bernard Ochino, Martin Bucer, and Paul Fagius. Of these, the first two had received priest's orders in the Church of Rome, before they embraced Protestant views; but, though I am not able to speak with confidence, I think there is ground for doubts with regard to Fagius, who, with his bosom friend Bucer, was appointed to instruct your University. Bucer was made your Regius Professor of Divinity, as Martyr was at Oxford; but Fagius died soon after his arrival. But it is certain that all the party, in becoming Protestants, had become Presbyterians. canonists, and it lies in the foundation principle of the sacrament of holy orders. Hieronym. ap. Gralian. cap. 24, dist. 93; cap. 3, 5, dist. 95. Cone. Trid. Sess. 23, cap. 4. De Ord. Sacr. Sess. 14. De Pwnit. cap. 1. The Council of Trent (23, 7, ) has indeed determined that bishops are 'Suppriores' to priests; but it has not said whether the superiority is of divine or of human right: thus giving full scope to those who defend the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992784
  • 9781236992789