|Author:||Jones, Thomas, 1622?-1682.|
|Title:||Of the heart and its right soveraign, and Rome no mother-church to England, or, An historical account of the title of our British Church, and by what ministry the Gospel was first planted in every country with a remembrance of the rights of Jerusalem above, in the great question, where is the true mother-church of Christians? / by T.J.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Of the heart and its right soveraign, and Rome no mother-church to England, or, An historical account of the title of our British Church, and by what ministry the Gospel was first planted in every country with a remembrance of the rights of Jerusalem above, in the great question, where is the true mother-church of Christians? / by T.J.
Jones, Thomas, 1622?-1682.
London: Printed for Edw. Foulkes, and are to be sold by T. Basset, 1678.
Dedicatory signed: T. Jones.
Reproduction of original in the British Library.
Church of England -- Apologetic works.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature.
Great Britain -- Church history.
To His Royal Highness, JAMES Duke of York and Albany, &c.
TO THE READER.
A General Table of the Contents.
SECTION I. The Controversie reduced to one single point in General; of Obedience to the Right Soveraign of the heart: and Protestancy found Loyal; and Popery, the contrary, in its principles and Practice.
SECTION II. Of the true Mother Church in particular, to all Christians in respest of their In-side, and Romes Ʋsurpation.
SECTION III. Of the true Mother Church to every Christian, in respect of the out-side, and Romes Ʋsur∣pations.
SECTION IV. Rome no mother Church to Brittain in respect of Extraction, or Plantation of the Christian Faith, but much Junior to it.
SECTION V. The Faith never fail'd in Brittain from the Re∣surrection to this present.
SECTION VI. Brittain had not the Faith from Pope Eleuthe∣rius.
SECTION VII. The Description of the Old Brittish Church, in its Doctrine, Discipline, and Goverment, and Traditions, when Augustine the Monk made his Impression here.
SECTION VIII. The face of the Roman Church about the same time, and of Augustin's Qualification and method for his pretended propagation of the Gospel amongst the English; and that the Nation are under no Obligation to Rome for his work here, but bound by their Christianity to abhorre and detest it.
SECTION IX. That the Gospel was planted among the English throughout their Counties by Brittish Mini∣stry: And that Augustin's Roman planta∣tion here came to nothing, and no Bishop lest in all this land of Rome's Ordination, but one, and he a Simonaick; and that the body of the Nation are Old Brittains, and our Princes especially, and therefore by honour and nature bound to maintain the Rights of our Brittish Church against Forreign en∣croachments.
SECTION X. That all or most of the Kingdoms and Churches in this part of Europe, and Rome it self, re∣ceived their first Faith from Brittain, yet Brit∣tain pretends to no Supremacy over them upon that account, and the Romanists Feloes de se in that kind of Plea.
SECTION XI. Of the Indirect Methods of Rome in Subjuga∣ting this, and other Churches under it.
SECTION XII. The change in Henry the Eight, rather a Restora∣tion, than Reformation; and how commen∣cing in Henry the Seventh, and of the Inau∣spiciousness of Popery to the Brittish Crown, and the success and blessing of Protestant Coun∣sels to this Nation.
SECTION XIII. That the Primay of the See of Canterbury, as it is setled by our own Kings and Laws, is Canonical and Regular.
SECTION XIV. That the Primacy of Canterbury, as by the Pope and Monk Augustine, is Schismatical, and against the Canons of the Ʋniversal Church; and of the several Nullities of the Church of Rome in England: And how their Clergy, Intruding here, stand depriv'd of their Or∣ders, by the Canons of all the Ancient Ge∣neral Councils; and their Laity, that abet them, of their Christian Communion by the same Authority.
SECTION XV. A short Diquisition into the Cause, and character of the Roman Apostacy, in its Leaders, and Followers, from History, and Prophecy, and Practice.
SECTION XVI. What the Roman-Catholicks truly mean by the term Heretick, they so liberally bestow on o∣thers? And that none are greater Hereticks in Truth and reality, than themselves; and of their Title Roman-Catholick, which they so well like: And Old Rome, and Brittain, both Heathen, and Christian, compar'd with the Modern: And that the yoak of Rome is not better to us, than our present con∣dition.
SECTION XVII. Where the place of the undoubted true Church is, out of whose Pale there is no Salvation? And how to be of the Church in Heaven, while we are on Earth.
A Particular Table of the Contents.
Some lesser Litteral Escapes.
A lesser yet in these words here set down right, and Alphabetically.