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Author: Bristow, Richard, 1538-1581.
Title: A reply to Fulke, In defense of M. D. Allens scroll of articles, and booke of purgatorie. By Richard Bristo Doctor of Diuinitie ... perused and allowed by me Th. Stapleton.
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Print source: A reply to Fulke, In defense of M. D. Allens scroll of articles, and booke of purgatorie. By Richard Bristo Doctor of Diuinitie ... perused and allowed by me Th. Stapleton.
Bristow, Richard, 1538-1581.

Imprinted at Louaine [i.e. East Ham]: By Iohn Lion [i.e. Greenstreet House Press], Anno dom. 1580.
Imprint is false; actual imprint from STC.
Includes index.
A reply to William Fulke's: "A retentive, to stay good Christians, in true faith and religion, against the motives of Richard Bristow", 1580 (STC 11458) which was written in answer to Bristow's: "A briefe treatise .. to finde out the truthe", 1574 (STC 3799), and to Cardinal Allen's: "A defense .. of the Catholike churchies doctrine, touching purgatory", 1565, (STC 371) and his (Allen's) "A treatise made in defence of the lauful power .. of priesthod to remitte sinnes", 1567 (STC 372). See Peter J. Milward, "Religious Controversies of the Elizabethan Age", 1977, pp. 39-45.
Signatures: pi2 A-Z4 2A-2Z4 3A-3F4.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Fulke, William, -- 1538-1589. -- Retentive, to stay good Christians, in true faith and religion, against the motives of Richard Bristow.
Allen, William, -- 1532-1594.
Rishton, Edward, -- 1550-1585.
Catholic Church -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800.
Church of England -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Purgatory -- Early works to 1800.

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¶A REPLY TO FVLKE, In defence of M. D. Allens scroll of Articles, and booke of Purgatorie.
¶The first Chapter. That he confesseth out of the true Church to be no saluation.
¶The second Chapter. That he confesseth the knowen Church of the first 600. yeres after Christ, and the knowen members thereof.
¶The third Chapter. That he confesseth the foresaid true Church to haue made so plainely with vs in very many of the controuersies of this time, that he is faine to hold, that the true Church may erre, and also hath erred.
The first part. That the true Church may erre.
The second part. That the true Church did also erre: and that in the same poyntes as we now do erre in.
j. Where he chargeth them with many poynts together.
ij. As touching Vigilantius, and inuocation of Saintes, by it selfe.
iij. As touching Iouinian: of fasting, of Virgini∣ties merite, of Varies mariage.
iiij. As touching Ceremonies.
v. As touching Purgatorie and Praying for the dead.
j. What he saith of particular Doctors, and their particular times, for it.
ij. What he saieth of the whole Church in some of those times.
iij. To what origin he confesseth the Doctors to referre it, to wit, vnto Scripture, and Traditi∣on of the Apostles.
iiij. He contrariwise feareth not nor basheth not to say, they had it from the diuel and his limmes.
vj. As touching the Popes primacie.
¶The fourth Chapter. That he chargeth the saide Primitiue true Church with sundrie errors, wherewith he nei∣ther doth, nor will, nor can charge vs.
¶The fifte Chapter. What reason he rendreth▪ why they in those auncient times had the true Church, notwithstanding these their errors.
¶The sixt Chapter. An answere first to all the foresaid errors wherwith he hath charged the Church of the first .600. yeares: and af∣terward likewise to all errors that he layeth to the Church of these later times.
Fulkes zeale in answering for Caluine and others being in deede of his Church.
¶The first parte. Concerning the errors that he layde (ca. 3. par. 2.) both to the Fathers, and to vs.
j. Of the Crosse and Images.
ij. Of Inuocation of Sainctes, and worshipping of their Reliques.
iiij. Of abstinence from fleshmeat and from mariage.
iiij. Of Ceremonies and Liturgies.
v. Of Sacrifice: and for the dead.
Purgatorie fire.
Releeuing of the dead by prayer.
Oblations for the dead.
Beeres to cary home the Corpses.
The second part. Concerning the errors that he layed (Cap. 4.) to the Fathers, and not to vs.
j. Touching the heresies which were in their times.
ij. Touching the errors of S. Cyprian, S. Irenee, and S. Iustinus.
iij. Touching Second mariages, and Sainct Hierome.
iiij. Touching praying to the Sonne, and to the holy Ghost.
v. Of ministring the blessed Sacrament to Infantes.
The third part. Concerning the errors that he laieth to the Church of later times, and not of old.
j. Touching the bodies of Angels.
ij. Touching the Popes superioritie ouer the Councell.
iij. Touching the Constance Councell presumption.
iiij. Touching certaine false interpretations of Scripture.
¶The seuenth Chapter. That he hath no other shift agaynst our manifold Euidences (so cleare they be) but the name of Only Scripture, as well about ech controuersie, as also about the meaning of Scripture it selfe: And how timerous he ma∣keth vs, and how bolde he beareth him selfe herevpon.
The first part. How he excepteth by Onely Scripture, against all other Euidences in the controuersies that are betwene vs.
j. Against the rule to know heresie, &c.
ij. Against the Apostles Traditions.
iij. Against the Churches authoritie.
iiij. Against the Fathers.
The second part. Beeing told that the question betwene vs is not (as he maketh it) of the Scriptures authoritie, but of the meaning: howe there likewise against all the Expositors he maketh the same exception of Only Scripture, requiring also Scrip∣ture to be expounded by Scripture.
¶The third part. What he meaneth by his Onely Scripture: and that thereby he excepteth also against Scripture it selfe.
The fourth part. What great promises he maketh to bring most euident Scrip∣ture against vs, and also by Scripture to proue his sence of the Scripture: Triumphing also before the victorie, & saying, that we dare not be tried by Scripture, but reiect the Scriptures. Wherevpon a fourefold offer is made vnto him.
¶The eyght Chapter. To shew his vanitie in his foresaide rigorous exacting of playne Scripture, and great promises to bring playne Scripture, con∣ferring place with place so euidently. All the Scrip∣tures that he alleageth are examined, and answered.
The first part. Concerning the question of Onely Scripture.
¶The second part. Concerning the question of the Church.
j Of the Church indefinitely.
ij Namely of their Church, and of ours: by conference of places that are about Antichrist.
That neither Antichrist, nor the Apostasie agreeth to Bonifacius the third.
Whether Antichrist or the Apostasie agree to the Protestantes.
The third part. Concerning the question of Purgatory.
j Ab authoritate Scripturae, negatiuè.
ij Ab authoritate Scripturae, affirmatiue. First, about certayne foundations of Purgatory, and prayer for the dead.
The distinction of Veniall and Mortall sinne.
Whether after sinne remitted, payne may remayne.
Whether Purgatory folow vpon this last foundation.
Whether in Christ, the workes of one may helpe another?
Fulkes common argument of the omnisufficiencie of Christes Passion.
Secondly: directly of Purgatorie it selfe and praier for the dead. whether all the elect goe straight to Heauen: Afore Christes comming. Limbus patrum.
Whether since Christ all go straight to heauen.
Whether the Iudgement may stand with Purgatory.
Whether Faith, Hope, and Gods Will, may stande with Purgatory.
The fourth part. Concerning all other questions that he mentioneth.
About Good-works in generall.
About Good-workes, in speciall.
About the Sacramentes, in generall.
About the Sacramentes, in special. The necessitie, and effect of Baptisme.
Real presence.
Mariage of Votaries: of Bishops, Priests, & Deacons.
¶The ninth Chapter. To defend, that the Doctors, as they be confessed to be ours in very many pointes, so they be ours in all pointes, and the Protestantes in no point: All the Doctors sayings that he aleageth are examined & answered.
The first parte. Of his Doctours, generally.
j His chalenging words.
ij A generall answere to his chalenge, declaring that we neede not to answere his Doctors particularly.
iij I ioyne with him neuerthelesse, particularly.
The second part. Of his Doctors particularly. First, whether they expound any Scripture against vs.
j About Antichrist, and Babylon.
ij. About onely faith.
iij. About Purgatorie. Touchin Scripture expounded against it.
Touching Scriptures for Purgatorie, and prayer for the dead.
Whether the Doctors say, no Scripture to make for it.
Of certayne particuler textes.
Secondly whether the Doctors geue any other kinde of testimonie against vs.
j About the Bookes of Machabees.
ij About onely Scripture.
iij About certaine Traditions.
iiij About the mariage of Votaries.
v. About the Real presence, and Transubstantiation.
vj. About the Sacrament of Penance.
Temporall debt remayning after Absolution.
vij. Of Purgatorie.
Of the Canonicall memento of Oblations, and of Sacrifice for the dead practised by the Church.
Of particular Doctors. Whether S. Augustine doubted of Purgatory.
Whether S. Augustine denied Purgatory.
Other Doctors about praying for the dead.
Whether Purgatory be only for Veniall sinnes.
viij. Of Limbus patrum.
¶The tenth Chapter.
1. Collatio Carthaginensis touching the Church of the Scriptures.
2. Building of the Church amid persecution.
3. Going out.
4. Rising after.
5. Contradicted.
6. Catholikes.
7. Heretikes.
8. Protestantes.
9. Conuersion of Heathen Nations.
11. Britannie.
10. 12. Myracles and Visions.
19 Kinges.
20 In all Persecutions.
21. Churches.
22. Seruice.
23. Apish imitation.
24. Priesthood and Sacrifice.
25. Monkes.
26. Fathers.
27 Councels.
28. See Apostolike.
29. Traditions.
30 Their owne Doctors.
31.32.33. Vniuersalitie, Antiquitie, and Consent.
34. Authoritie
35 Vnitie.
36 Owners and keepers of the Scriptures.
37. Stoarehouse of all Trueth.
38 Old Heresies.
39 In confessed Heretikes onely.
40 They neuer afore now.
41. Studying all Trueth.
42. Vnsent.
43. Succession.
44. Apostolike Church.
45. Chaunging.
46. Our Auncetors saued, and theirs damned.
47 Communion of Saintes.
48. By their fruites.
49 All enimies.
50 Sure to continue.
51 Apostasie.
¶The eleuenth Chapter. What grosse Contradictions Fulke is driuen to vtter a∣gainst him selfe, while he struggleth against Gods Church and the Doctrine thereof.
¶A Nosegay of certayne strange Flowres picked out of Fulke, that they which delight in such a Gardi∣ner, may see his handy worke. The twelfth Chapter.
¶The .13. Chapter, or Conclusion. That in his two writings against D. Allen, there is yet stuffe ynough to make another Booke as bigge as this, to the further discredite of his partie.
The Printer to the Reader.
The Errata.
¶The contentes of this Booke at large.