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Author: Jacob, Henry, 1563-1624.
Title: An attestation of many learned, godly, and famous divines, lightes of religion, and pillars of the Gospell iustifying this doctrine, viz. That the Church-governement ought to bee alwayes with the peoples free consent. Also this; that a true Church vnder the Gospell contayneth no more ordinary congregations but one. In the discourse whereof, specially Doctor Downames & also D. Bilsons chiefe matters in their writings against the same, are answered.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: An attestation of many learned, godly, and famous divines, lightes of religion, and pillars of the Gospell iustifying this doctrine, viz. That the Church-governement ought to bee alwayes with the peoples free consent. Also this; that a true Church vnder the Gospell contayneth no more ordinary congregations but one. In the discourse whereof, specially Doctor Downames & also D. Bilsons chiefe matters in their writings against the same, are answered.
Jacob, Henry, 1563-1624.

[Middelburg: Printed by Richard Schilders], Anno Dom. 1613.
Alternate titles: Church governement with the peoples consent.
Notes:
Dedication signed: Henry Iacob.
Includes replies to "The perpetual governement of Christes Church" by Thomas Bilson and "A defence of the sermon preached at the consecration of the L. Bishop of Bath and Welles" by George Downame.
Printer's name from STC.
Running title reads: Church governement with the peoples consent.
Includes index.
The last leaf is blank.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Downame, George, -- d. 1634. -- Defence of the sermon preached at the consecration of the L. Bishop of Bath and Welles -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Bilson, Thomas, -- 1546 or 7-1616. -- Perpetual governement of Christes Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A04207.0001.001

Contents
title page
To my Christian and beloved friends in London and elswhere in England, Grace and peace be multiplied in IESVS CHRIST our Lord.
The contents of this Booke, divided into Nine Chap∣ters.
An Attestation of ma∣ny Learned, Godly, and Famous Divines, Lightes of Religion, & pillars of the Go∣spell, instifying this doctrine, viz. That the Church government ought to be alwayes with the peoples free consent. &c.
CHAP. I. The great importance of the matter heere handled; viz. That the people ought to have their free consent in their owne Church-governement. And the causes of publishing this Attestation to it.
CHAP. II. The Method and order of this Treatise.
CHAP. III. The testimonies of many particu∣lar late Writers, of blessed memorie, making for vs in this matter.
CHAP. IIII. The publike consent of many late, yet excellent Churches, heerein with vs.
CHAP. V. The Testimonies and practise of the best Antiquitie, after the New Testament, heerein likewise with vs.
CHAP. VI. Our very Adversaries do acknow∣ledge with vs the truth of this doc∣trine, sometimes in plaine termes, and sometimes to the same full effect; spe∣cially when they deale against the Pa∣pistes.
CHAPTER VII. Consequences of greatest impor∣tance following vpon the peoples free cōsent in their Church governement, & inconveniences in Religion not suf∣ferable following from the contrary.
CHAP. 8. An answer to divers chiefe Obiecti∣ons of the adversaries of this cause; noting also brieflie their immodest, & not Christianlike reproches against this Evangelicall doctrine.
CHAP. IX. A short advertisement to the vpright hearted and Christian Rea∣der, touching this Writing & Cause.
An Addition.
A Table of the chief matters contained in this Trea∣tise.