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Author: Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.
Title: An answer to Thomas Bels late challeng named by him The dovvnfal of popery wherin al his arguments are answered, his manifold vntruths, slaunders, ignorance, contradictions, and corruption of Scripture, & Fathers discouered and disproued: with one table of the articles and chapter, and an other of the more markable things conteyned in this booke. VVhat controuersies be here handled is declared in the next page. By S.R.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: An answer to Thomas Bels late challeng named by him The dovvnfal of popery wherin al his arguments are answered, his manifold vntruths, slaunders, ignorance, contradictions, and corruption of Scripture, & Fathers discouered and disproued: with one table of the articles and chapter, and an other of the more markable things conteyned in this booke. VVhat controuersies be here handled is declared in the next page. By S.R.
Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.

At Doway: Imprinted by Laurence Kellam, at the signe of the holie Lambe, M.DC.V. [1605]
Alternate titles: Answer to Thomas Bels late challeng named by him The downfal of popery Answer to Thomas Bels late challeng named by him The downfal of popery.
Notes:
S.R. = Richard Smith.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Bell, Thomas, -- fl. 1593-1610. -- Downefall of poperie -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A12482.0001.001

Contents
Controuersies handled in this booke.
TO THE MOST HIGHE AND MIGHTIE PRINCE, IAMES By the grace of God King of great Britanie, France, and Ireland, Defendor of the Faith.
THE EPISTLE TO THE CHRISTIAN READER.
A TABLE OF THE ARTI∣CLES AND CHAPTERS.
THE FIRST ARTICLE OF THE POPES SVPERIORITY.
CHAPT. I. Bels arguments against the Popes Supe∣riority ansvvered, diuers his vntru∣thes and dissimulations therin discouered.
CHAP. II. The opinion of protestants touching Prin∣ces Supremacie, set dovvne.
CHAP. III. The opinion of Protestants touching deposition of Princes.
CHAP. IIII. The practise of Protestants touching deposition of Princes
CHAP. V. Bells proofes of his Assumption answered.
CHAP. VI. Bels answer to an argument of Catho∣liques for the Popes authority, confuted.
CHAP. VII. Some of Bels slaunderous vntruthes disproued.
CHAP. VIII. Certaine false steps of a ladder vvhich Bel imagineth the Pope had to climbe to his superiority, disproued.
CHAP. IX. The rest of Bels false steps, and slaunderous vntruths in this article disproued.
THE SECOND ARTICLE TOVCHING THE MASSE.
PREFACE.
CHAP. I. Bels reason against the Real Presence of Christ in the B. Sacrament answered, his vntruth and dissimulation therin discouered.
CHAP. II. The Authorities alledged by Bel against the Real Presence ansvvered.
CHAP. III. The Masse proued, Bels argument against it answered and his manifold vntru∣thes therin disproued.
CHAP. IIII. The rest of Bels arguments against Masse confuted.
CHAP. V. Berengarius his Recantation explicated and S. Austins authority answered.
CHAP. VI. Bels imaginary contradictions in the Masse answered, and true Contradiction in his Communion shewed.
THE THIRD ARTICLE OF THE POPES DISPENSATIONS.
CHAP. I.
THE FOVRTH ARTICLE OF ORIGINAL CON∣CVPISCENCE IN THE REGENERATE.
CHAP. I. The Catholique doctrin touching concupis∣cence explicated and proued.
CHAP. II. Diuers vntruthes of Bel disproued, his ar∣guments out of S. Paul against the doctrin in the former chapter ansvvered.
CHAP. III. Bels arguments out of S. Austin touching Concupiscence ansvvered.
CHAP. IIII. Bels arguments out of S. Ambros, S. Bede, S. Thomas touching Concupiscence ansvvered.
THE FIFT ARTICLE OF THE MERIT OF GOOD WORKES.
CHAP. I. Of the Protestants enmity to good vvorks and friendship vvith euil.
CHAP. II. Of Bels positions touching good vvorks.
CHAP. III. The Catholiques doctrine touching merit particulerly set dovvne and proued.
CHAP. IIII. Bels arguments out of Scripture against condigne merit ansvvered.
CHAP. V. Bels arguments out of holy Fathers against condigne merit ansvvered.
CHAP. VI. Bels arguments out of late Catholique vvriters against condigne merit ansvvered.
THE SIXT ARTICLE OF THE DISTINCTION OF MORTAL AND VE∣NIAL SINNES
CHAP. I. The true Distinction proued and Bels obiection ansvvered.
CHAP. II. A text of S. Ihon epist. 1. ex∣plicated.
THE SEVENTH ARTICLE OF VNVVRITTEN TRA∣DITIONS.
CHAP. I. The Catholique doctrine touching suffici∣ency of Scriptures propounded and proued, certayne vntruthes of Bel disproued.
CHAP. II. Bels arguments out of the oulde Testament concerning the sufficiency of Scri∣pture ansvvered.
CHAP. III. Bels arguments out of the nevv Testa∣ment touching sufficiency of Scri∣pture ansvvered.
CHAP. IIII. Bels arguments out of Fathers touching sufficiency of Scripture, and Tradi∣tions ansvvered.
CHAP. V. Bels arguments out of late Catholique vvri∣ters touching sufficiency of Scrip∣tures and Traditions an∣svvered.
CHAP. VI. Of the Difficulty or easynes of Scriptures.
CHAP. VII. Of the vulgar peoples reading Scripture.
CHAP. VIII. Of the translation of Scripture into vulgar tongues.
CHAP. IX. Of Apostolical Traditions vvhether there be any or none.
CHAP. X. Of the certainty of Apostolical Tra∣ditions.
CHAP. XI. Of the examination of Traditions.
CHAP. XII. Bels arguments out of holy Fathers about the examination of Traditions an∣svvered.
CHAP. XIII. Of the authority of late general Councels.
CHAP. XIIII. Of the oath vvhich Bishops vse to make vnto the Pope.
THE EIGHT AND LAST ARTICLE OF KEE∣PING GODS COM∣MANDEMENTS.
CHAP. I. The possibility of keeping Gods comman∣dements explicated and proued out of Scripture.
CHAP. II. The possibility of keeping Gods commaun∣dements proued out of Fathers and reason.
CHAP. III. Bels arguments out of Scripture against the possibility of keeping Gods commaun∣dements ansvvered.
CHAP. IIII. Bels arguments out of Fathers against the possibility of keeping Gods com∣maundements ansvvered.
A TABLE Of the things cōteined in this booke vvherin a signifyeth article. c. chapter and parag. paragraph.