|Author:||Wake, William, 1657-1737.|
|Title:||A continuation of the present state of the controversy between the Church of England and the Church of Rome being a full account of the books that have been of late written on both sides.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A continuation of the present state of the controversy between the Church of England and the Church of Rome being a full account of the books that have been of late written on both sides.
Wake, William, 1657-1737.
London: Printed for Ric. Chiswell ..., MDCLXXXVIII 
Attributed by Wing to Wake.
Imperfect: pages stained.
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature.
Church of England -- Apologetic works.
TO THE VERY REVEREND and WORTHY THE AUTHORS OF THE DISCOURSES here Collected, IN Defence of the Church of ENGLAND.
TO THE READER.
A CONTINUATION OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE Controversie.
I. PRELIMINARY DISCOƲRSES.
II. Of the CHURCH.
III. Of the Rule of Faith.
IV. Of Particular Points.
SECT. I. Of the Treatises that have been Publish'd on the Representing and Expounding Controversie.
SECT. II. Of a pretended Agreement of the Church of England with the Church of Rome.
SECT. III. Of the Disputes which have passed these last years, concerning the Holy Eucharist. And here,
I. Concerning the REAL PRESENCE.
II. COMMUNION in BOTH KINDS.
SECT. VI. Another Subject which has open'd a large field to Dis∣putes between us, and has accordingly been frequently insisted upon, is the CHURCH; with reference to the Marks, and Nature, and Prerogatives of it.
I. Of the NOTES of the Church.
II. Of the UNITY and AUTHORITY of the Church.
III. Such other Treatises as have been publish'd, relating to the AUTHORITY and INFALLI∣BILITY of the Church.
SECT V. To these Disputes concerning the Church, I do not know any that I can so sitly subjoin, as those which regard the pretended Priviledges and Authority of St. PETER, and of the POPES, as His Successors.
SECT. VI. Such have been the Treatises that have pass'd on both sides concerning the Popes Authority. The next Point which seems to follow the nearest upon these, and which indeed is chiefly founded on Arguments drawn from the Pretences before mention'd, is that of our unwarrantableness in separating from the Church of Rome, and Chair of St. Peter: And concerning which much has been done on both sides.
SECT. VII. And these are the chief Treatises that have been pub∣lish'd on these more General Points. We come now to examine what has been done on the more particu∣lar Controversies. And first we will begin with that which is the Ground of all,
SECT. VIII. Having hitherto pursu'd the business of the Rule of Faith, and the Treatises that have been publish'd on the Occasion of it; we will now go on to the more special Examinations that have been made by both these Rules; viz. Scripture and Tradi∣tion, of the particular Points in debate betwixt us. And because I have just now mention'd some such Examinations of the two great Rocks of of∣fence to us, The Worship of Images, and the Invocation of Saints; it may not be amiss first of all to see what has been further done upon these Arguments, and the other instances of what we esteem,
I. Of the WORSHIP of IMAGES.
II. The INVOCATION of SAINTS.
SECT. IX. I shall mention but one Particular more, on which we have of late, as heretofore, been attack'd by those of the Roman Church, and effectually Vindicated our selves, both against their Calumnies, and their Reasons; and that is as to the Validity of OR∣DERS in the Church of England.
SECT. X. Having thus reduced the Principal Treatises that have been set forth, to their Particular Heads, as far as in so great a Confusion of Matter I could well do it; it remains only to add here such Treatises on both sides, as I have before pass'd by, or could not be so readily brought to any special Consideration.
SECT. XI. Having now run through the several Heads of Con∣troversy that have of late exercised the Pens of our Learned Men in Defence of our Religion, it may not be amiss to stop here awhile, and by a brief Recapitulation of the Whole, see what more remains to a compleat Vindication of our Selves against all the Tricks and Artifices, as well as against the Ar∣guments of our Adversaries.
SECT. XII. And now after so full an Account of these Discour∣ses, and of the several Controversies that have been handled in them; I have only remaining for the Close of all, to give a short Account of that Ex∣cellent Undertaking in which our Divines are at this time engaged; and which being finished, I do not see what more can be desired in order to our full Satis∣faction in this Matter.
A Postscript of N. N. to Mr. John Sergeant, oc∣casion'd by his Letter to the Continuator of the Present State of the Controversie.