A Sketch of the History of the Church of England to the Revolution 1688, Volume 1

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S. Collingwood, printer to the University, 1832
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Page 481 - 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.
Page 255 - Provided also, that it shall be lawful for all men, as well in churches, chapels, oratories, or other places, to use openly any psalm or prayer taken out of the Bible, at any due time, not letting or omitting thereby the service or any part thereof mentioned in the said book.
Page 448 - For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in 'order the things that are t wanting, and 'ordain elders in every city...
Page 389 - and learned Pastors, the Devil and corrupt patrons have ' " taken such order, that much of that hope is cut off. For Aono 1584." patrons nowadays search not the Universities for a " most fit Pastor, but they post up and down the country " for a most gainful chapman. He that hath the biggest " purse to pay largely, not he that hath the best gifts to " preach learnedly, is presented.
Page 142 - York", in the reign of Henry VI. At the dawn of the reformation, in the reign of king Henry VIII, it was. enacted in parliament? that a review should be had of the canon law ; and, till such review should be made, all canons, constitutions, ordinances, and synodals provincial, being then already made, and not repugnant to the law of the land or the king's prerogative, should still be used and executed. And, as no such review has yet been perfected, upon this statute now depends the authority of the...
Page 339 - It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of God, and the custom of the Primitive Church, to have public Prayer in the Church, or to minister the Sacraments, in a tongue not understanded of the people.
Page 474 - Articles, devised and gathered with great study, and by counsel and good advice of the greatest learned part of our bishops of this realm, and sundry others of our clergy...
Page 428 - Which I have read, and find so curiously penned, so full of branches and circumstances, as I think the Inquisitors of Spain use not so many questions to comprehend and to trap their preys.
Page 393 - The churchmen heaped up many benefices upon themselves, and resided upon none, neglecting their cures ; many of them alienated their lands, made unreasonable leases, and wastes of their woods, granted reversions and advowsons to their wives and children, or to others for their use. Churches ran greatly into dilapidations and decays, and were kept nasty and filthy and undecent for God's worship.
Page 231 - .Good works do spring out necessarily of a true and lively faith, insomuch that by them a lively faith may be as evidently known, as a tree discerned by the fruit,

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