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PRE FAC E.
"HE Occasion of writing these Letters.
Her great Knowledge in the Popish Controversy. ix
xiy Some Reflections upon a late Discourse againt the Holy Ev charit's being a true commemorative Sacrifice. The Doctrine of this Sacrifice afferted in a Discour fe printed in 1682, but written in 1637.
xvi By Archbishop Bramhall.
xvii By Dr. Brough.
xviii. By Mr. Thorndike.
ibid. By Bishop Beverege.
xxii by the Author of the Clergy-man's Vade Mecum. XXIV By Dr. Porrer
xxvii The Answerer's Contempt of the Fathers animadverted upon.
Xxxiii Mr. Bingham's Testimony to the Do&trine of the Christian
Xxxvii Part of a Prayer in Bishop Andrew's Greek and Latin Deo votions.
XXXIX Mr. Nelson vindicated.
xl and lvii A Citation out of the Apostolical Canons.
xli Mr. Mede misrepresented by the Answerer in many places.
xlv A farther Appeal to the Apostolical Constitutions. ibid. As likewise to Justin Martyr.
xlvi and lxxiii
And to all the Eucharistical Offices of the ancient Churches.
xlviii Dr. Hancock calls for express and plain Scripture for this Christian Sacrifice.
xlix A Testimony of Bishop Beverege brought againft him. 1 The Council in Trullo appeal'd to.
li The Doctrine of Brissonius concerning the Nature of a Sacrifice enquir’d'into.
ibid. And of Suidas.
lii negopégev, & Offerre, used in the Greek and Latin Churches for the Celebration of the Eucharift.
ibid. Some farther Remarks from the forementioned Authorities.
liii The Word Sacrament not to be found in Scripture. Ivi The Sacrifice of the Eucharit no Stranger to the CommunionDevotions of the Church of England.
lviii The V'indicator of the Church and Clergy of England cons
dered. Several Reafons why this Anthor could not be Dr. Kennet.
Ixvii Dr. Jo. Edward's Stri&tures sighted The Difingenuity of making this Doctrine introductive of the Popish Mass.
Ixxii Továv few'd to be a sacrificial Term in the Hellenisfical Stile.
1xxvii No reason why the Reformed fhould be afraid of believing the Eucharist to be a sacrificial Service.
The CONTENTS of the LETTER .
Lady inclinable to embrace the Roman Communion
is visited by the D. at the Request of a Friend,
in order to prevent her Apostacy from the Churen of England.
Page 1 The Danger of trusting oar selves alone with the Adversaries
of our Religion, and neglecting the Advice of our own Di
vines, observed, &c. The Objection of our receiving oxy Faith from the Church of
2, 3 The Vices cbjected against Hen. 8. or any other of the Refor
mers no jujt Argument against the Reformation, 3 The Method propos'd by the D. in order to resettle. her in
the Church of England. Two Books in the mean time recommended to her reading.
4 A Letter of Thanks from the Lady to the D. with the
Request of a Conference with him ; which is granted. 5 Several Objections made by the Lady against the Church of Eng
land. Obj. 1. Against the many Here foes and Schisms, &c. amongst us since the 'Reformation. A Book wrote by the D. fome time ago, recommended to ber perusal to clear that Objection.
6 Obj. 2. The Necessity of an infallible Judge. The Answer referrd to at the end of this Collection.
p. 7 The last Objection whereupon se laid the greatest Stress was against the Validity of our Ordinations
ibid. A Paper left by the Lady with the D. in Answer to that part
of her Book recommended to her reading) concerning the Novelty of the Roman Faith, to which the desired a Re
ply, which is the occasion of the following Treatise. 7,8 The most material Contents of the foremention'd Paper.
Part the First,
HE Author of the Paper his E.xplanation of Ver. 3. of
St. Jude's Epistle, To contend for the Faith once delivered to the Saints.
9 Every Doctrine of Faith not necesary to be known by every Chritian ; but when known to be believed.
ibid. The proposing Do£trines of Faith once deliver’d to the Saints
in opposition to new Errors, no coining of new Do&trines, 10 This to be done , as often as Errors arije, by the Successors of
the Apostles as they themselves did. Acts 15. ver. 6, and
12, and by the same. Authority. Such new Apoftolical Declarations (as he terms them) against
new Errors, are to be register'd into the Catholick Creed, as 1 so many new Articles; yet the Doctrine not new, being the Tame once delivered to the Saints.
11, 12 His Answer to the Challenge in the D's Book, Where was
the Church and Trent-Doctrine before Luther? By alferring the Antiquity of the Do£trines charg'd upon the
Church of Rome to be novel.
The Lady's Answer, expressing some Scruples and Doubts, &c.
The D's Answer, wherein he first refers to his Remarks upon
that Paper in his first Letter. Then challenges her with
to the Objection last mention'd; but seems to retain her Scruples in other Points, from a Book she sends the D. together with a short Vindication of the Paper of the Faith once deliver'd to the Saints.
27 The Vindication of the paper of the Faith once deliverd to
the Saints. Wherein be makes the Doltrines of the Council of Trent tbe Do&trines of the Holy Catholick Apostolick Church ; and as there can be but one Holy Catholick'Apoftolick Church, So all Christians are bound to ber Determina
tions. The D's Answer, he refers her to the Answer to that Book,
entituled Nubes Testium. Complains of the weakness of the Vindication , wherein he only afferts without proving any thing. Concludes bis Letter with serions Advice , and a hearty Prayer.
29., 30, 31 Another Letter from the Lady, wherein me renews ber 06
jection against the Validity of our Ordination, particularly from the omision of those words in our Ordinal at the ordaining of a Priest, Receive thou a Power to offer Sacri
fice as well for the Living as for the Dead. 32 The D's Answer, wherein those.Objections are fully answer’d, as for the misapplication of the Text, 2 Cor. xii
. 14. 33 The having Orders from the Church of Rome (if granted)
no Argument to oblige us indispensably to take that Church
for our Guide, when she has departed from the Trutb. 34 The Words , Receive thou a Power, Oc. not used in the
Church Ordinals for above a thousand Tears from Chriff,
35 Another Letter from the D. to know what Satisfaction the receiv'd from the former,
36 The Lady's Answer, wherein she still professing her self a Member of the Church of England, acknonledging the great Satisfaction the baso receiv'd from the Ds Argumenis. But at last seems to ground her greatest Prejudi-. ces against the Church of England from Jome unjustifiable Practices. the Members of that Church have taken up.
37, 38 The D's Reply, wherein he repeats the Danger of conversing
Alone wich Enemies to our Religion. The Prejudices taken against the Church of England from the Defection of some of her Members from their ancient Doctrines , no good Argument for deserting her. Especially not tę be objected