A Treatise of the Pope's Supremacy

A Treatise of the Pope's Supremacy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...the Macedonians, Theophilus the Origenists, &c. Little in any case had his worship to do with them, or they with him, beyond what was needful to maintain general communion and correspondence with him; which they commonly, as piety obliged, were willing to do. And sometimes, when a pert pope, upon some incidental advantage of differences risen among them, would be more busy than they deemed convenient in tampering with their affairs, they did rap his fingers: so Victor, so Stephanus, so Julius and Liberius, of old did feel to their smart: so afterwards Damasus and other popes in the case of Flavianus; Innocent in the case of St. Chrysostom; Felix and his successors in the case of Acacius, did find little regard had to their interposals. So things proceeded, till at length a final rupture was made between them, and they would not suffer him at all to meddle with their affairs. Before I proceed any further, I shall briefly draw some corollaries from this historical account which I have given of the original and growth of metropolitical, primatical, and patriarchal jurisdiction. 1. Patriarchs are an human institution. 2. As they were erected by the power and prudence of men, so they may be dissolved by the same. 3. They were erected by the leave and confirmation of princes; and by the same they may be dejected, if great reason do appear. 4. The patriarchate of the pope beyond his own Snm-province or diocese doth not subsist upon any canon of a general synod. 5. He can therefore claim no such power otherwise than upon his invasion or assumption. 6. The primates and metropolitans of the western church cannot be supposed otherwise than by force, or out of fear, to have submitted to such an authority as he doth usurp. 7. It is not really a...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599225
  • 9781236599223