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Author: Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.
Title: A challenge concerning the Romish Church, her doctrine & practises, published first against Rob. Parsons, and now againe reuiewed, enlarged, and fortified, and directed to him, to Frier Garnet, to the archpriest Blackevvell and all their adhærents, by Matth. Sutcliffe. Thereunto also is annexed an answere vnto certeine vaine, and friuolous exceptions, taken to his former challenge, and to a certeine worthlesse pamphlet lately set out by some poore disciple of Antichrist, and entituled, A detection of diuers notable vntrueths, contradictions, corruptions, and falsifications gathered out of M. Sutcliffes new challenge, &c.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A challenge concerning the Romish Church, her doctrine & practises, published first against Rob. Parsons, and now againe reuiewed, enlarged, and fortified, and directed to him, to Frier Garnet, to the archpriest Blackevvell and all their adhærents, by Matth. Sutcliffe. Thereunto also is annexed an answere vnto certeine vaine, and friuolous exceptions, taken to his former challenge, and to a certeine worthlesse pamphlet lately set out by some poore disciple of Antichrist, and entituled, A detection of diuers notable vntrueths, contradictions, corruptions, and falsifications gathered out of M. Sutcliffes new challenge, &c.
Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629., Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.

At London: Printed by Arnold Hatfield [, John Windet, and J. Harrison], 1602.
Alternate titles: Answere first vnto such exceptions, as by a certaine namelesse, and worthlesse fellow are taken to the challenge precedent. Answere first unto such exceptions, as by a certaine namelesse, and worthlesse fellow are taken to the challenge precedent.
Notes:
The "detection of divers notable untrueths" is by Philip Woodward.
The "challenge" was first published in Sutcliffe's "A briefe replie to a certaine odious and slanderous libel".
Hatfield printed part 1; in part 2 Windet apparently printed A-D and E outer sheet; Harrison printed E inner sheet and the rest (STC).
"An answere first vnto such exceptions, as by a certaine namelesse, and worthlesse fellow are taken to the challenge precedent" (caption title) has separate pagination and register.
The last leaf is blank.
Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.). Library.
Part 1: title page torn, A7 and pages 149-50 stained; part 2: pages 98, 129-30 stained and 197-204 lacking. Title page of part 1 and pages 190-215 of part 2 from the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copy filmed at end.
Subject terms:
Woodward, Philip, -- ca. 1557-1610. -- Detection, of divers notable untruthes, contradictions, corruptions, and falsifications -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Parsons, Robert, -- 1546-1610 -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A13160.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT honorable Sir Robert Cecill Knight.
The Preface to all indifferent Readers, wherein not only the purpose of this treatise is declared, but also diuers points of the aduersaries Preface and first chapter, that fell not within the compasse of any order, examined and refuted.
A CHALLENGE concerning the malignant church of Antichrist, and false doctrine, and lewd practises of Papists, Directed to Rob. Parsons, Frier Garnet, G. Blackwell the Arch∣priest, and all their ad∣haerents.
CHAP. I. That the Church of Rome that now is, and that embraceth the doctrine of the Pope, and conuenticle of Trent, is not the true Church of Christ Iesus.
CHAP. II. That the doctrines and traditions of the Romish church, which the church of England refuseth, are mere nouelties, and late deuised fancies.
CHAP. III. That the papists are no true catholikes, nor holde the catholike faith, if they beleeue the popes decretals, and his schoole diuinitie.
CHAP. IIII. That papists doe mainteine many both olde and new heresies, and erroneous points of doctrine contrary to the catholike faith.
CHAP. V. That all papists, if they mainteine the doctrine of the pope and Romish church, are plaine idolaters.
CHAP. VI. That such papists, as within the compasse of her maiesties reigne, haue bene executed to death, haue died for treason, and other capitall crimes, and not for religion. and there∣fore are to be detested as malefactors, and not honored as martyrs.
An answere first vnto such excep∣tions, as by a certaine namelesse, and worthlesse fellow are taken to the Challenge prece∣dent: and next vnto the same parties most idle obseruations. Thereto also is added a briefe of certaine notorious falsifications and vntruthes of the Papists.
Chap. 1. An answere to Owlyglasses exceptions concerning thir∣teene vntruthes, supposed to be contained in M. Sut∣cliffes Chalenge.
Sect. 1.
Cap. 1. Sect. 2. That it is not vntruth to say, that the doctrine of the Councell of Trent, that denounceth men accursed, that shall not hold baptisme to be necessarie to sal∣uation, is not Catholike.
Sect. 3. That Catholikes vse not after the Popish maner to sepa∣rate man & wife vpon occasion of monastical vowes.
Sect. 4. That Masses and praiers for soules departed, and spe∣ciall offices for the dead were neuer frequented by true Catholikes.
Sect. 5. Of the Idolatrous worship of Papists, which they giue to Images, to Saints, to the Crosse.
Sect. VI. That the Popes decretales before Gregorie the 7. his time, had no force of lawe.
Sect. VII. That the fasts of the synagogue of Rome, & their vsual formes were not established by the ancient Church.
Sect. VIII. That the auncient Church of Christ hath not forbidden Chri∣stians to solemnize marriage vpon daies forbidden by the Church of Rome.
Sect. IX. That the regenerat cannot liue without sinne.
Sect. X. That the forme of confirmation now vsed by the Romanistes is newe.
Sect. XI. That in auncient time the sacrament was not vsually kept in pixes, after the fashion of the Romish Church.
Sect. XII. That the prayers of the Romish Church to our Ladie, to Saints, and to Angels, were not in vse in the auncient Church.
Sect. XIII. That auriculer confession after the Romish fashion was not e∣stablished, nor receiued into the Church before Innocentius the third his time.
CHAP. II. An answere to Owlyglasses excepti∣ons concerning thirteene falsifications pretended to be committed in M. Sutcliffes late Challenge.
Sect. I. Of two allegations of Epiphanius and Augustine pretended to be falsified.
Sect. II. That Epiphanius was fitly alleadged page 49. of my former Challenge.
Sect. III. Of Epiphanius his words concerning the worship of Angels.
Sect. IIII. Of the heresie of Manicheyes in condemning mariage of their Priestes.
Sect. V. Of the heresie of the Pepuzians.
Sect. VI. Of the heresie of barefooted brethren.
Sect. VII. Of S. Augustines relation concerning the Priscillianists.
Sect. VIII. That Infidels sinne in all their morall actions.
Sect. IX. That man is not able now in this frailtie of nature to performe the lawe of God perfectly.
Sect. X. Of the subiection of sinne to our will.
Sect. XI. Of the representing of God by images.
Sect. XII. Of the definition of a Romish Catholike.
Sect. XIII. Of second mariages, and whether the Papists dislike them, or no.
CHAP. III. An answere to the detectors idle obseruations.
CHAP. IIII. Of diuers falsities committed by the Popes and Church of Rome.
CHAP. V. A briefe Catalogue of certaine noto∣rious lies vttered, and recorded by the Popes, and Church of Rome.
CHAP. VI. A taste of Bellarmines vnsauoury falsifications.
CHAP. VII. A note of certaine notorious vntruths, and lies boldely auouched by Bellarmine.
CHAP. VIII. A Catalogue of certaine lies and falsi∣fications of Caesar Baronius, taken out of a smal part of the beginning of his first booke of Annales.
CHAP. IX. A sampler of Robert Parsons alias Coobucke his manifold falsities and lies, taken out of diuers libels and pamphlets published by him.
CHAP. X. A note of certaine notorious lies, and vntruthes vttered by Robert Parsons, alias Coobucke.
CHAP. XI. That Owlyglasse himselfe hath falsi∣fied diuers authors and allegations in his little lewd Pamplet, wherein he chargeth others with falsifications.
CHAP. XII. A Note of diuers vntrueths told by Owlyglasse in his pamphlet, wherein he pretendeth to charge others with vntrueths.
CHAP. XIII. Corollaries, and conclusions gathered out of the former challenge, and the answeres to the exceptions taken to the same.