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Author: Ley, John, 1583-1662.
Title: Defensive doubts, hopes, and reasons, for refusall of the oath, imposed by the sixth canon of the late synod with important considerations, both for the penning and publishing of them at this time / by John Ley ... ; hereunto is added by the same author, a letter against the erection of an altar, written above five yeares agoe, and a case of conscience, touching the receiving of the sacrament, resolved.
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Print source: Defensive doubts, hopes, and reasons, for refusall of the oath, imposed by the sixth canon of the late synod with important considerations, both for the penning and publishing of them at this time / by John Ley ... ; hereunto is added by the same author, a letter against the erection of an altar, written above five yeares agoe, and a case of conscience, touching the receiving of the sacrament, resolved.
Ley, John, 1583-1662.

London: Printed by R. Young, for G. Lathum ..., 1641.
Subject terms:
Church of England -- Controversial literature.
Altars.
Lord's Supper -- Bread and wine.
Great Britain -- Church history -- 17th century.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A48308.0001.001

Contents
title page
dedication
A Letter, declaring the occasion of beginning a manner of proceeding for the penning and publishing of the Discourse ensuing.
letter
A Preface to the READER, written by N. E.
CAN. 6. An Oath enjoyned for the preventing of all Innovations in Doctrine and Government.
The OATH is,
Concerning the Oath, and Penalty thereof, imposed by the sixth Canon of the late Synod.
1. Generall DOUBT.
1. Particular DOUBT.
Our HOPES.
Concerning the Oath and penaltie thereof, imposed by the sixth Canon of the late Synod.
THE OATH. I A.B. doe sweare, that I doe approve, &c.
section
THE REASON.
2. Generall Doubt.
THE REASON.
3. Generall Doubt.
THE REASON.
1. Of the first part of the Oath.
THE DOUBT.
THE REASON.
DOUBT 2.
THE REASON.
DOUBT 3.
THE REASON.
THE OATH.
DOUBT 4.
THE REASON.
DOUBT 5.
THE REASON.
THE OATH
DOUBT 6.
THE REASON.
First, of Deanes The DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
DOUBT 8.
THE REASON.
Of Deanes Rurall. The 9. DOUBT is
THE REASON.
Of Archdeacons The 10. DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
Of the &c.
11. Particular DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
DOUBT 12.
THE REASON.
DOUBT 13.
THE REASON.
The 14. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
2. Partic. —As it now stands.
The 15. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
3. Partic. As by right it ought to stand.
The 16. DOUBT. What this Right is,
THE REASON.
Of Archbishops.
4. Partic. Their perpetuity not to be changed.
The 17. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
5. Partic. That though there should be an alteration, we should never give our consent unto it. The words of the Oath. Nor will I ever give my consent, &c. Of these words we have a double Doubt.
The one DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
The other DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
THE OATH. —Nor yet ever to subject it to the usurpa∣tions and superstitions of the See of Rome.
The 20. DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
THE OATH. And all these things I doe plainly and sin∣cerely acknowledge, and sweare, according to the plaine and common sense of these words, without any equivocation, or mentall evasion, or secret reservation whatsoever.
The 21. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
THE OATH. And this I doe heartily, willingly, and tru∣ly, &c.
The 22. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
2. Part. Of the Interpretation of the Oath.
The 23. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
The third Part. Of the Persons that must take the Oath.
The 24. DOUBT.
THE REASON.
The fourth or last part is, Of the penalty of the Oath.
Of this, our 25. DOUBT is,
THE REASON.
Our HOPES, and the REASONS thereof.
First, our HOPES.
Our REASONS.
1. On Piety.
2. On Charity.
3. On Equity.
4. On Policy.