|Author:||Hudson, Samuel, 17th cent.|
|Title:||A vindication of the essence and unity of the church catholike visible, and the priority thereof in regard of particular churches in answer to the objections made against it, both by Mr. John Ellis, Junior, and by that reverend and worthy divine, Mr. Hooker, in his Survey of church discipline / by Samuel Hudson ...|
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A vindication of the essence and unity of the church catholike visible, and the priority thereof in regard of particular churches in answer to the objections made against it, both by Mr. John Ellis, Junior, and by that reverend and worthy divine, Mr. Hooker, in his Survey of church discipline / by Samuel Hudson ...
Hudson, Samuel, 17th cent.
London: Printed by A.M. for Christopher Meredith ..., 1650.
Errata on p. .
Reproduction of original in British Library.
Ellis, John, -- 1606?-1681. -- Vindiciae Catholicae, or, The rights of particular churches rescued.
Hooker, Thomas, -- 1586-1647. -- Survey of the summe of church-discipline.
Congregational churches -- New England.
TO THE Reverend Assembly of DIVINES assembled at Westminster.
AN EPISTLE TO THE READER.
This Leaf being forgotten to be inserted in the former part of this Thesis, it was thought fit to adde it here.
A TABLE Of the chief things contained in this Tractate.
The second Question. Whether the Church-Catholike visible, or the particular Churches be first.
THE ESSENCE AND VNITY OF THE Church Catholike visible, &c.
CHAPTER I. The Explication of the Tearms.
CHAP. II. Proofs by Scripture that there is a Church-Catholike visible.
CHAP. III. Proofs by Arguments and Reason that there is a Church-Catholike visible.
CHAP. IV. That the Church-Catholike visible is one Integral, or totum Integrale.
CHAP. V. That the Church-Catholike is visible.
CHAP. VI. That the Church-Catholike visible is an Organical, yet simi∣lar body. Yea, one Organical body.
CHAP. VII. About Combinations of particular Congregations in Classes, and of them in Synods.
CHAP. VIII. An answer to M. Ellis's Prejudices, Probabilities and Demonstrations against an universal visible (and as he cals it) governing (but should have said Orga∣nical) Church. And his wrong stating of the question rectified.
Concerning the Church in general.
Concerning particular Churches.
Concerning the publike Officers of the Church.
Concerning private members.