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Author: Jenks, Sylvester, 1656?-1714.
Title: The blind obedience of an humble penitent the best cure for scruples
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The blind obedience of an humble penitent the best cure for scruples
Jenks, Sylvester, 1656?-1714.

[London: s.n.], 1698.
Attributed to Sylvester Jenks--Wing.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Christian ethics.

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CHAP. I. The Character of Blind Obedience, and of Scrupulosity which is humble & submissive.
CHAP. II. The true Causes of proud & willfull Scrupulosity.
CHAP. III. The extravagant Effects of Scru∣pulosity when it is proud & willfull.
SECT. I. The extravagancy of their Curiosity.
SECT. II. The extravagancy of their Examens.
SECT. III. The extravagancy of their Fears.
CHAP. IV. The pernicious Consequences of the same Scrupulosity.
SECT. I. The difference betwixt Servile Fear and Loving Con∣fidence.
SECT. II. The mischief of long Examens.
SECT. III. Blind Obedience the best Remedy.
CHAP. V. Nothing more unreasonable than a boundless Liberty of reasoning.
CHAP. VI. The difference betwixt a Philoso∣pher & a Christian, concer∣ning the Submission of Humane Reason.
CHAP. VII. The different Sentiments of a Proud & an Humble Peni∣tent, concerning Blind Obe∣dience.
CHAP. VIII. A Scripture-Objection answer'd.
CHAP. IX. Pretences of Reason answerd.
CHAP. X. Pretences of Conscience consider'd.
SECT. I. The two sorts of Practical Cer∣tainty explain'd.
SECT. II. When we rely upon our Confes∣sor's Authority, our Cer∣tainty is Absolute.
SECT. III. When we depend upon the Pro∣bability of our own Reason, our Certainty is onely Condi∣tional.
SECT. IV. Objections of pretended Conscience answer'd.
CHAP. XI. The Security of Blind Obedience proved by Scripture.
CHAP. XII. Maxims of S. Bernard, con∣cerning Blind Obedience.
MAX. I. We ought to look upon our Con∣fessor as a Vicegerent of God, without considering his faults.
MAX. II. We ought to look upon him as our Judge, without exa∣mining his reasons.