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Grindal interposes, but in vain,
Puritan Writings prohibited,
Rise of the Brownists,

· 46, 47

Whitgist's Articles—High Commission,

48

1588 Bancroft's Theory of jure divino Prelacy,

- 49, 50

The Martin Mar-Prelate Tracts,

51

Attempt of Parliament to interfere-Sufferings of Puritans, 51, 52

Controversy on Sabbath-keeping,

Growth of Arminianism among the Prelatists,

53

King James—The Millenary Petition,

53, 54

Hampton Court Conference,

Bancroft and the High Commission,

57

Civil Liberty manifestly endangered,

58

1616 Rise of the Independents, or Congregationalists,

59

1618 The King's Book of Sports,

ib.

The King's Despotism begins to rouse Parliament,

61

Accession of Charles I.,

62

Despotic Principles of the High Church Party,

63

The Parliament begins to defend Liberty, Civil and Re-
ligious,

ib.

1633 The Book of Sports revived,

Continued Contest between the King and Parliament, 65

Laud's cruel Treatment of Leighton, Burton, Bastwick,

and Prynne,

66

Hampden and the Ship-money Tax,

- 66, 67

The Emigration of Hampden and Cromwell prohibited, 67

Laud reaches the climax of Prelatic Usurpation,

68

Abortive attempt to force Prelacy on Scotland,

ib.
1640 The Long Parliament called-Its vigorous measures,

70, 71

Laud and the Earl of Strafford impeached,

71

Prelatic Controversy-Smectymnuus,

72

Parliament declares its own sittings permanent,

74

Protestation of Parliament,

The King in Scotland,

- 76, 77

Remonstrance of the House of Commons,

78

Impeachment of the Bishops,

ib.

The King attempts to seize the five Members, and then

79

1642 The Royal Standard raised at Nottingham,

80

Bill for the Abolition of Prelacy,

81

Ordinance calling the Assembly of Divines,

84

Outline of Scottish Affairs,

87

Reflections suggested by the preceding Narrative,

93

1643

First Meeting of the Assembly -Its Theory,

97, 98
99, 100

Baillie,

Numerous Sects in England,

Causes of these numerous Sects,

Effects on the Assembly and the Kingdom,

Political Independents-Toleration,

128

129

132

ib.

CHAPTER III.

THE INDEPENDENT CONTROVERSY.

Order to frame a Directory of Worship,

135

Deliberations concerning Office-bearers in the Church, 137, 138

Concerning the Office of Apostles,

139

Concerning Pastors and Teachers, or Doctors,

140

Concerning Ruling Elders,

141

Concerning Deacons,

143

Suggestions respecting the Supply of Vacant Charges, 144

1644 The Subject of Ordination introduced,

146

The Struggle between the Parties begun,

148

Proposition of the Independents concerning Ordination, 149

Consent of the Congregation to, or Election of the Pastor, 151

Alterations made by the Parliament in the Doctrinal part

of Ordination, successfully resisted by the Assembly, 152

Directory for Public Worship,

153

Form of Church Government and Discipline,

154

Opposition made by the Independents,

ib.

Their “ Apologetical Narration"-Extracts,

156

Answers to that Work-Antapologia,

164

Remarks on the Independent Controversy,

ib.

- The Arguments on both sides stated,

165-170

Admission of a close approximation,

171

“ Many Congregations under one Presbytery" debated, 172

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