An Essay on the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion ...: Wherein (the Text Being First Exhibited in Latin and English, and the Minutest Variations of 18 the Most Ancient and Authentic Copies Carefully Noted) an Account is Given of the Proceedings of Convocation in Framing and Setling the Text of the Articles ... and the Case of Subscription to the Articles is Consider'd ...

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M.J., 1715 - 443 pages

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Page 298 - The Second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people.
Page 402 - Religion agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops of both provinces, and the whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at London in the year of our Lord God...
Page 171 - THE Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith : And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another. Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of holy Writ, yet, as it ought not...
Page 425 - Church have once determined them : whereas the Church of England never declared that every one of her Articles are fundamental in the faith. For it is one thing to say, No one of them is superstitious or erroneous ; and quite another to say, Every one of them is fundamental, and that in every part of it, to all men's belief.
Page 435 - England at his pleasure, yet neither do we look upon them as essentials of saving faith, or legacies of Christ and His Apostles; but in a mean, as pious opinions, fitted for the preservation of peace and unity; neither do we oblige any man to believe them, but only not to contradict them.
Page 213 - power to decree rites and ceremonies, and authority in controversies of
Page 286 - ... following : The Third Book of Efdras, The Fourth Book of Efdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, The reft of the Book of...

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