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Author: Sander, Nicholas, 1530?-1581.
Title: The rocke of the Churche wherein the primacy of S. Peter and of his successours the Bishops of Rome is proued out of Gods worde. By Nicholas Sander D. of diuinity.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The rocke of the Churche wherein the primacy of S. Peter and of his successours the Bishops of Rome is proued out of Gods worde. By Nicholas Sander D. of diuinity.
Sander, Nicholas, 1530?-1581.

Lovanii: Apud Ioannem Foulerum, Anno D. 1567.
Alternate titles: Rocke of the Churche wherein the primacy of S. Peter and of his successours the Bishops of Rome is proved out of Gods worde.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Peter, -- the Apostle, Saint -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Popes -- Primacy -- Early works to 1800.

title page
TO THE RIGHT Worshipfull M. Doctor Parker bearing the name of the Archbis∣shop of Canterbury, and to al other pro∣testants in the realme of England, Nico∣las Sander wissheth perfect faith and cha¦rity in our Lord, declaring in this Pre∣face, that the Catholiks (whom they cal Papists) doe passe the Pro∣testants in al manner of Signes or Marks of Christes true Church.
The Chapiters of the Treatise following.
THE STATE OF THE QVESTION CONCER∣ning the Supremacie of S. Peter, and of the Bishops of Rome after him.
The First Chapiter.
That there is a certaine Primacie of ¦ritual gouernement in the Church Christ (though not properly a lord¦nes or heathenish dominion) An what sort this Ecclesiastical Prim differeth from the lordly gouern of secular Princes, and how it is pr¦sed by the Bishop of Rome. The .II. Chap.
f the diuerse senses which are in the holy scripture and namely about these words (vpon this rock I wil build my Church) and which is the most literal and proper sense of them. The third Chap.
The IIII. Chap. Diuerse reasons are alleaged to proue (cheefely by the circumstance and cō∣ference of holy scripture) that these words (thou art Peter, and vpon this rock I wil build my Church) haue this literal meaning, vpō the, o Peter, being first made a rock, to thend thou shoul∣dest stoutlie confesse the faith, and so confessing it, I wil build my Church.
It is proued out of the aunciene Fathers, that S. Peter is this rock, whereupon the Church was promised to be built, otherwise then M. Iewel affirmeth. The V. Chap.
The diuerse reasons which the Fathers bring to declare, why S. Peter was this rock, doe euidently shew, that he was most literally this Rocke, whereupon Christ would build his Church. The VI. Chap.
The Authorities alleaged by M. Iewel to proue that S. Peter was not this Rock, proue against himself, that S. Peter was this rock, although they proue, that there was an other kind of rock also besyde him, which thing we deny not. The VII. Chap.
The conclusion of the former discourse, and the order of the other which fol∣loweth. The VIII. Chap.
That S. Peter passeth far the other Apo∣stles in some kinde of Ecclesiasticall dignitie. The IX. Chap.
That the Apostles besyde the preroga∣tiue of their Apostleship, had also the authoritie to be particular bishops, which thing their name also did signi∣fie in the old tyme. The X. Chap.
How farre S. Peter did either excell or was equall with the Apostles in their Apostolik office. Wherin diuers ob∣iections are answered, which seeme to make against S. Peters Supremacie. The XI. Chap.
That S. Peters prerogatiue aboue the o∣ther Apostles is most manifestly sene by his chief bishoplie power. The XII. Chap.
That the pastoral or chiefe Bisshops au∣thoritie of s. Peter was an ordinary au¦thoritie, and therefore it must goe for euer vnto his successours, whereas the Apostolike authoritie being extraor∣dinarie, hath no successours in it. The Xiij.
That the ordinarie authority of S. Peters primacy belongeh to one Bisshop a∣lone. The XIIII. Chap.
That the Bishop of Rome is that one or∣dinarie pastour who succedeth in S. Peters chaire, and is aboue al bishops according to the meaning of Gods word. The XV. Chap.
That the good Christian Emperours and Princes, did neuer thinke them selues to be the Suprem Heads of the Churh in Spiritual causes, but gaue that ho∣nour to Bisshops and Priests, and most speciallie to the See of Rome, for S. Peters sake, as wel before, as after the time of Phocas. The XVI. chap.
Their doctrine who teache the bishop of Rome to be Antichrist himself, is con∣futed by the authority of Gods word, and by the consent of the auncient Fa∣thers. The XVII. Chap.
Not the Pope of Rome, but the Prote∣stants themselues are the members of Antichrist by forsaking the Catholike Church, by setting vp a new Church, and by teaching false doctrine against the Gospel of Iesus Christ. The XVIII. chap.
The first mark of an Antichristian.
The second mark of an Antichristian.
The third marck of an Antichristian.
The fourth marck of an Antichristian.
The fifth marck of an Antichristian.
The sixth marck of an Antichristian.
The seuēth Mark of an Antichristian.
The eight mark of an Antichristian.
The ninth Mark of an Antichristian.
The tenth marck of an Antichristian.
The eleuenth marck of an Antichristian.
A BRIEF SOME OF THE chief points of this treatise.
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