|Author:||Hookes, Ellis, d. 1681.|
|Title:||A Christian plea against persecution for the cause of conscience grounded upon Scripture, reason, experience and testimonies of princes & learned authors. Impartially collected by Ellis Hookes. Published for the service of truth.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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A Christian plea against persecution for the cause of conscience grounded upon Scripture, reason, experience and testimonies of princes & learned authors. Impartially collected by Ellis Hookes. Published for the service of truth.
Hookes, Ellis, d. 1681.
[London: s.n., 1676?]
Imprint from Wing.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Persecution -- Early works to 1800.
Quakers -- Early works to 1800.
Society of Friends -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800.
SECT. I. Persecution for the cause of Conscience is against the Doctrine of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, as these Scrip∣tures and Reasons fol∣lowing do demon∣strate.
SECT. II. The second Reason against Perse∣cution for cause of Conscience, is, because it is against the Profession and Practice of famous Princes.
SECT. III. The Third Reason, because Per∣secution for Cause of Consci∣ence, is condemned by the an∣tient and later Writers.
SECT. IV. The Fourth Reason, Its no pre∣judice to a Kingdom or Com∣mon-wealth, if Liberty of Con∣science be suffered to such as fear God; as is or will be ma∣nifested in such mens lives and conversations, as Scripture Examples testifie.
SECT. V. Several Testimonies shewing that Conscience ought to he free, and not to be imposed upon, and no person be compelled to ac∣cuse himself, or purge himself by Oath, &c.
SECT. VI. Some remarkable Observation, collected out of a Book, en∣tituled, ΘΕΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΗ, A Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesy∣ing; shewing the unreasona∣bleness of prescribing to other mens Faith, and the Iniquity of persecuting different Opini∣ons; by Jer. Tayler D. D. (so stiled) Chaplin in Ordinary to his late Majesty.
SECT. VII. Instances out of divers Authors treating on the same Subject, Collected by W. C. deceased.
SECT. VIII. Several Reasons rendred, why no outward Force, nor Imposi∣tion, ought to be used in Mat∣ters of Faith and Religion, by R. H. S. F. and F. H.
SECT. IX. Several Sayings collected from the Speeches, and Writings of King Charles the First.
To these Sayings we add more, as Collected out of the same Book in Duodecimo.
And further, in his Advice to the Prince of Wales now KING, &c.
SECT. X. Several Promises and Declara∣tions for the Liberty of tender Consciences, taken out of the Speeches of King Charles the Second.