|Author:||Learned Protestant divine.|
|Title:||The reuniting of Christianity, or, The manner how to rejoin all Christians under one sole confession of faith written in French by a learned Protestant divine ; and now Englished by P.A., Gent.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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The reuniting of Christianity, or, The manner how to rejoin all Christians under one sole confession of faith written in French by a learned Protestant divine ; and now Englished by P.A., Gent.
Learned Protestant divine., P. A.,
London: Printed by John Winter for William Gilbert ..., 1673.
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THE AUTHORS PREFACE
The First Part. Of the Division which is a∣mong Christians, and of its Consequences.
The Second Part. Of the Causes of this Divisi∣on which is among Christi∣ans.
The Third Part. Of the proper means to reu∣nite all Christians into one sole communion.
THE RE-ƲNITING OF CHRISTIANITY.
CHAP. I. Of the Nature and Greatness of this Division.
CHAP. II. The first Effect of this Division. Disquiet of Mind and Trouble of Conscience.
CHAP. III. The Second Effect of this Division. That it destroys the study of Holiness, and especially the practice of Charity.
CHAP. IV. The Third Effect of this Division. That it makes Men Irreligious, and causes Atheisme.
CHAP. V. The Fourth Effect of Division. That it keeps back all those who are without, and breeds in them a dis∣like of Christian Religion.
CHAP. VI. The Fifth Effect of this Division. Trouble in Church and State.
THE REƲNITING OF CHRISTIANITY
CHAP. I. That the Frame and Temper of Men's Minds doth much contribute to this Evil.
CHAP. II. That there has never yet been made a true distinction in Christian Reli∣gion, of what is really Essential and Fundamental, and what is not.
CHAP. III. That Men have departed from the true Fundamentals of Christian Re∣ligion, to take up others which have nothing of Solidity in them, and which put these Divisions amongst Them.
CHAP. IV. That the dislike which has been had at the simplicity of Christian Religion, has been an occasion, that Men have given it a different aspect from that which it had in its beginning.
CHAP. V. That many do make use of Religion, to serve their particular Interests, and the advantages of a temporrl Life.
THE REƲNITING OF CHRISTIANITY
CHAP. I. Of the ill Means which has been made use of hitherto, for putting a Remedy to the Evil of this Division.
CHAP. II. The first meanes. To lay aside all prejudices against o∣thers, and to throw off all particu∣lar Interests, that so nothing may be proposed by us, but the Glory of God, and the Salvation of Souls.
CHAP. III. The Second meanes. That we should not have for our Di∣rection, more than one known and generally approved Rule, for all Christians to walk by.
CHAP. IV. The Third means. Rightly to distinguish between the Do∣ctrines, which the Holy Scriptures propound to be believed by true Chri∣stians; and what regards only the outward Government of the Church, and its Ceremonies.
CHAP. V. The Fourth meanes. To distinguish between that which the Scripture proposes to us to believe, as Doctrine of Salvation; and that which it delivers to us, as Histories of things which have happened; and that which it reports to us, as pre∣dictions of things to come.
CHAP. VI. Fifth Advice. Touching the Mysteries of Christian Religion, which we must believe, as being Revealed in the Holy Scrip∣tures, and concerning the distincti∣on which must be made of them.
CHAP. VII. What Ways must be followed, to facili∣tate the Execution of this Design.
CHAP. VIII. Answers to the Objections, and Diffi∣culties which may be formed against this Design.
The Conclusion. The Profits and Advantages, which might be hoped for from this Design.
These Books are Printed and Sold by William Gilbert, at the Half Moon in Saint Pauls Church-yard.