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Author: Park, Robert, d. 1689?
Title: The rights and liberties of the church asserted and vindicated, against the pretended right and usurpation of patronage.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The rights and liberties of the church asserted and vindicated, against the pretended right and usurpation of patronage.
Park, Robert, d. 1689?

Edinburgh: Printed by a society of stationers, 1689.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Dedication signed: Robert Park.
Subject terms:
Church of Scotland -- Government.
Patronage, Ecclesiastical.

title page
To the READER.
A DEFENCE OF THE RIGHTS & LIBERTIES Of the CHURCH, In the Election and Maintenance of Her PASTORS; AGAINST The Negative Interests of PATRONAGE.
SECTION. I. An Account of the Original of Patronage.
SECT. II. A general View of the Rights of PATRONAGE.
SECT. III. The Opinion of our Reformers &c. concerning PATRONAGE.
SECT. IV. The Ground and Argument for Patronage, from a Reservation by the first Foun∣ders, Examined.
SECT. V. A farther examination of this Reservation, from its own Nature, and from the Na∣ture of Pious and Charitable Deeds,
SECT. VI. The Reservation pretended can be no ground, for the Jus Utile of Patronage.
SECT. VII. The denyal of Patronage can be no discou∣ragement in gratifying of the Church: something obiter of the Dilapidation of the Church's Patrimony.
SECT. VIII. The Ground of Patronage, from a Grant or Concession of the Church, examined.
SECT. IX. Afarther Examination of this pretended Concession.
SECT. X. Another ground adduced for the foundation of Patronage from the Necessity of the Jus Onerosum, examined.
SECT. XI. Patronage is no institution of Divine appoint∣ment, but a manifest usurpation.
Sect. XII. The power of Patronage is destructive of the Institutions of Christ, for Election of the Pastors of his Church.
SECT. XIII. The power of Patronage, is against the Free∣dom and Interest of common Society.
SECT. XIV. The power of Patronage hath been grosly ab∣used, and seandalously offensive, without any necessity or use.
SECT. XV Patronage is a symbolizing with Idolaters, and against the Doctrine and Discipline of this Church.
SECT: XVI. A pretence that the Patron meddles with no∣thing of Election, or what is properly Ec∣clesiastical.
SECT. XVII. Another pretence, that the Church may re∣ject the Person presented, in case of in∣sufficiency.
SECT. XVIII. Another pretence from the distinction of Laick and Ecclesiastick Patronages.
SECT. XIX. A pretence from the failings and mistakes of the Church Judicatories. &c.