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THAT LEARNED AND JUDICIOUS DIVINE

MR. RICHARD HOOKER,

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OF THE

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ECCLESIASTICAL POLIT Y.

BOOK VI.
Containing their fifth Assertion, that our Laws

are corrupt and repugnant to the Laws of
God, in matter belonging to the power of Ec-
clefiaftical Jurisdiction, in that we have not
throughout all Churches certain Lay-Elders
established for the exercise of that power.

ons or

THE fame Men which in heat of contention, BOOK VI.

1 do hardly either speak or give ear to reason, the core being after sharp and bitter conflicts retired to a tion becalm remembrance of all their former proceedings;

ince. tween us,

cung; whether all the causes that brought them into quarrel, the course Congrega. which their striving affections have followed, and the issue whereunto they are come, may peradven- ought to ture as troubled waters, in small time of their own Elder

i have Lay. accord, by certain easy degrees settle themselves vested with again"; and so recover that clearness of well advised Jurisdiction judgment whereby they shall stand at the length in spiritual indifferent both to yield and admit any reasonable satisfaction, where before they could not endure VOL. III.

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