|Title:||Jura cleri, or, An apology for the rights of the long-despised clergy proving out of antient and modern records that the conferring of revenues, honours, titles, priviledges, and jurisdiction upon ecclesiasticks is consistent with Scripture, agreeable to the purest primitive times, and justified by the vsance and practice of all nations / by Philo-Basileus Philo-Clerus.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Jura cleri, or, An apology for the rights of the long-despised clergy proving out of antient and modern records that the conferring of revenues, honours, titles, priviledges, and jurisdiction upon ecclesiasticks is consistent with Scripture, agreeable to the purest primitive times, and justified by the vsance and practice of all nations / by Philo-Basileus Philo-Clerus.
Oxford: Printed by A. and L. Lichfield for Tho. Robinson, 1661.
Reproduction of original in the University of Illinois Library.
Church of England -- History.
Church and state -- Church of England.
TO THE SACRED MAJESTY OF CHARLES II, By the Grace of God, and his undoubted Right, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c.
A Preface to the Ingenuous Reader.
THE CLERGIES REVENUES.
CHAP. I. A Priesthood proved as Antient as the World, continued in all Ages, with an Honourable allowance to the First∣born, and the Levites.
CHAP. II. Equity, Scripture, and the practise of the primitive times plead for the Revenues of the Gospel Ministry, with in∣stances of the Heathen bounty towards their Priests.
CHAP. III. Church Revenues long untouched, C. Martel the first that invaded them, but soon seconded by Henry the Eight and others, though most unhappily.
CHAP. IV. Pretences of Reformation. Objections from Scripture answered, Many Inconveniences attending the Clergies Poverty.
CHAP. V. Some harsh expressions concerning the Clergies Revenues, in the Writings of the Antients, and Modern Reformers, examined.
CHAP. VI. Sacriledge condemned in a serious Expostulation, with the Authors of it.
THE CLERGIES HONOURS.
CHAP. I. The Honour of the Sacred Function vindicated by Scrip∣ture, Reason, Equity and Fathers.
CHAP. II. A large Tribute of Honour and Reverence paid by the very Pagans and Mahometans to their Priests.
CHAP. III. Englands Respect to the Clergy.
CHAP. IV. The Clergies moderate engaging in some Civil Affairs pleaded for, and justified.
CHAP. V. Some Scriptures, and Canons seemingly contradicting the former Position, explained.
THE CLERGIES TITLES.
THE CLERGIES PRIVILEDGES.
CHAP. I. The ancient Immunities of the Clergy, with their present State in other Nations.
CHAP. II. The Clergies Antient Priviledges in this Kingdom, and their Restitution pressed by many Arguments.
THE CLERGIES JVRISDICTION.
CHAP. I. The Nature of Jurisdiction explained, and the Regal Su∣premacy asserted.
CHAP. II. The Original of Ecclesiastical Courts.
CHAP. III. The Ancient Ʋnion of Spiritual and Civil Courts in this Island. Corruptions no sufficient Argument for their utter Subversion. Replies to sundry Objections from the example of Christ, the Apostles, and Primitive Chri∣stians.