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Author: La Placette, Jean, 1629-1718.
Title: Of the incurable scepticism of the Church of Rome
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Of the incurable scepticism of the Church of Rome
La Placette, Jean, 1629-1718., Tenison, Thomas, 1636-1715.

London: Printed for Ric. Chiswel ..., 1588 [i.e. 1688].
Alternate titles: De insanabili romanae Ecclesiae scepticismo. English
Notes:
Translation of La Placette's De insanabili romanae Ecclesiae scepticismo.
On reel 517: Page 129 stained in filmed copy. Pages 120-141, photographed from University of Cambridge Library copy and inserted at end.
Translated by Thomas Tennison, Abp. of Canterbury.
Advertisement on p. [1]-[4] at end.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A70515.0001.001

Contents
title page
PREFACE.
OF THE INCURABLE SCEPTICISM OF THE CHƲRCH of ROME.
CHAP. I. Wherein is laid down the Design of this Treatise; and some things are premised for the better understanding of the whole.
CHAP. II. That the Faith of Papists is not founded on Holy Scripture.
CHAP. III. That Tradition is no better ground for the Papists Faith, than Holy Scriptures.
CHAP. IV. That the Faith of Papists cannot be founded even upon the Definitive Judgment of the Church.
CHAP. V. That it is uncertian, what are those Decrees of the Church, whereon Faith may relie.
CHAP. VI. That it is uncertain, what is that part of the Ʋniversal Church, to which active Infallibility belongs.
CHAP. VII. That it is not certain, whether the Pope in defining used all diligence necessary to a right definition, or whether he ob∣served all the wonted solemnities in publishing his Decree.
CHAP. VIII. That it is not certain, whether the Pope defineth according to his own mind, or against his conscience: and that this latter case may happen, is proved by many examples.
CHAP. IX. That it is not certain, whether he who calls himself the Pope, and is commonly accounted the Pope, be really such.
CHAP. X. Wherein is prevented an Evasion, whereby Duvall endea∣vours to elude whatsoever hath been hitherto said concer∣ning the Pope.
CHAP. XI. That neither can the Faith of Papists rely on the De∣crees of Pope and Council consenting together.
CHAP. XII. That there was never any Councils Oecumenical.
CHAP. XIII. That although there were Oecumenical Councils, it would be always uncertain which they were.
CHAP. XIV. That not all Oecumenical Councils are presently lawful: That it is very difficultly known which are lawful.
CHAP. XV. That tt is uncertain whether any Councils have been Free.
CHAP. XVI. That it cannot be known, whether the Intention of the Fa∣thers of the Council be right.
CHAP. XVII. That it seldom appears, whether a sufficient Inquiry hath pre∣ceded the Decrees of a Council.
CHAP. XVIII. That it is uncertain, whether plurality of Suffrages ought to overcome, or whether perfect unanimity be required. That in both Cases no small Difficulties occurr.
CHAP. XIX. That it cannot be known from the subsequent Approbation of the Church, which were lawful Councils.
CHAP. XX. That it cannot be learned from the consent of Doctors what is to be beleived. I. Because it doth not appear who those Doctors are, II. because those Doctors, whosoever they are, do not always agree.
CHAP. XXI. That the consent of Doctors, even when it can be had, is more difficult to be known, than that we can by the help of it attain to the knowledge of the Truth.
CHAP. XXII. That it doth not suffice it be known that any thing is taught Ʋnanimously by the Governours of the Church, unless it appear that it is taught to be of Faith. But that this is most uncertain.
CHAP. XXIII. That it is not certain those things are true, which are una∣nimously taught by all Pastors.
CHAP. XXIV. That the Faith of all single Christians cannot rely upon the Faith of the Ʋniversal Church; because, first, it appears not who belong to that Church, which is thought Infallible.
CHAP. XXV. That our Adversaries have no way of knowing the true Church.
CHAP. XXVI. That it is uncertain, what the Ʋniversal Church believeth.
CHAP. XXVII. That it may justly be doubted, whether all those things be true, which the Ʋniversal Church believeth.
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