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THE

CONTENTS

N Introduction, p. I. Chap. I: The

Primitive Notion of a particular
Church confider’d, p. 3. The En-

quirer asserts a Congregational form
of it, p. 4. His first Authority from Irenæus
for it, proves' nothing to his purpose, p. 5.
His 2d is a précarious Construction of Diony-
fius Alexandrinus's Words, and inconsistent
with that Fathers account of his own Church of
Alexandria,p. 6. &c. His 3d and last Autho-
rity from Tertullian is rather á meer Oversight,
than an Argument, p. 13.

His Observation
of the word. Church (rarely used for a Collecti-
on of Churches) shewn to be neither material,
nor just, p, 14.' He divides Church Mem-
bers and Ministers aright; but in the respe-
Stive Offices he assigns them, he vastly differs
from the Ancients, p. 16. His Misapprehen-
foon of the different Powers conferr'd by the
Apoft les on the several Elders they ordain'd, a
main ground for his Mistake ; yet easy to be
rectified by fome Observations of his own, if
apply'd to it, p. 17. &c. But to carry on that
Mifake, he styles the fingle Bishop of any
Church, the Supream Bishop of it, contrary to
the Language of all Antiguity, p. 23. And
thereby defeats that Catholick' Teft of Distin-
ation between Truth and Herely of old, viz.
the Apostolical Bishop in every true Church of
Chrift, p. 24. The artful slé he makes of the

maima

one Church in it, p. 81. The great Absurdity
of affirming the See of Antioch to have but
one Congregation in it, p. 83. The like of the
See of Rome, p. 88. And of the See of
Carthage, p. 93. And of that of Alexan-
dria, p. 99. Some short Remarks on Bishops
placed in Villages, p. 104. .

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popular Election in them; St. Paul's Instructie
ons about it hem his meaning to be otherwise,
nor does the nature of the Qualifications for
the Ministry agree with it, or the Enquirer's
impartial Opinion in the Case, p. 127. Pri-
mitive Antiquity Shews the like practice after
the Apostles Times, p. 135. Where the peo-
ple were present at the Confecration of their

Bishop, the Synod chose the Person, and all

the People's part in it was to give their Testi-

mony of his Life and Conversation, p. 128.

St. Cyprian's account of the African Synod's

Practice in that Cafe, proves quite the contrary

to what the Enquiry quotes it for, p. 139. And

that chiefly by the Misconstruction of the word

Suffrage in making it equal to a judicial.or au-

thoritative Act, p. 141. St. Cyprian's Notion

of the word Suffrage clear'd at large, 142.

St. Clemens's Phrase Eweudonosions as 'Ex-
xandías nians directly answers to it, and neither
one nor the other imply any Power or Authority
in them, p. 144. The example of Alexander's
Promotion to the See of Jerusalem, and that of
Fabianus to the See of Rome, urg'd by the
Enquirer for proof of popular Elečtions, and

both of them sheron to be of a very different na.

ture, p. 147. The other two of Cornelius

and St. Cyprian have only the Mistake of the

word Suffrage to support them. 149. Some

Provinces may have obliged themselves to joyn

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