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Author: Espagne, Jean d', 1591-1659.
Title: The eating of the body of Christ, considered in its principles. By John Despagne minister of the gospel. Translated out of French into English, by John Rivers of Chaford in Sussex, Esquire.:
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The eating of the body of Christ, considered in its principles. By John Despagne minister of the gospel. Translated out of French into English, by John Rivers of Chaford in Sussex, Esquire.:
Espagne, Jean d', 1591-1659., Rivers, John, of Chaford in Sussex., Beau, Wil.

London: Printed by T.N. for Anthony Williamson, and are to be sold at the sign of the Queens Arms in Pauls-Church-yard, neer the West end, 1652.
Subject terms:
Transubstantiation
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A84086.0001.001

Contents
title page
The following Lines are part of the Epistle Dedicatory which the Author sent to a Prince, lately deceased.
The Argument and Apology of the Treatise following.
To his Friend the Translator, on the Subject of his Book.
The Eating of the BODY of CHRIST Considered in its PRINCIPLES.
The First Sect.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. Of an Usual expression among Chri∣stians subject to evill Consequences.
CHAP. III. What is the Subject of the thoughts which Christians ought to have when they receive the holy Supper. The Spiritual presence ill understood a∣mong the Vulgar.
CHAP. III. A Brief of all that men teach touching the Point of the Lords Supper.
CHAP. V. Observations extracted out of the Jews Liturgie.
CHAP. VI. Necessary suppositions for the understan∣ding of the words of Jesus Christ in the Supper.
CHAP. VII. A preparatory question to the following Considerations.
The Second Sect.
CHAP. I. The first Consideration on the words of Jesus Christ in the Supper.
CHAP. II. The Second Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. III. The third Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. IV. That the precedent considerations cannot be accused of Nullity, whithout doing injury to the wisdom of the Son of God.
CHAP. V. The Freface to the fourth Considera∣tion.
CHAP. VI. The fourth Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ in the Supper.
CHAP. VII. The Conclusion of the Precedent Considerations.
CHAP. VIII. The Clearing of the first Conside∣ration.
CHAP. IX. The Clearing of the second Con∣sideration.
CHAP. X. The Clearing of the third Consi∣deration.
CHAP. XI. An entrance to the Clearing of the fourth Consideration.
CHAP. XII. The clearing of the fourth Considera∣tion.
CHAP. XIII. The fift Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ in the Supper.
CHAP. XIIII. The sixth Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XV. The seventh Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XVI. The eighth Consideration upon the words of the holy Supper.
CHAP. XVII. The ninth Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XVIII. The tenth Consideration upon the words of Jesus Christ in the Supper.
The Third Sect.
CHAP. I. Of the difference between the Evange∣lists reciting the Institution of the Supper.
CHAP. II. Of the first and last Sacrament of the Eating of the body of Christ.
CHAP. III. Of the first and last Passeover mentio∣ned in Scripture.
CHAP. IIII. Of the time of the Institution of the Supper, and that its durance surpas∣seth that of the Mosaicall Cere∣monies.
CHAP. V. Of the difference of the style betwixt the Institution of the Passover, and that of the Eucharist.
CHAP. VI. That the Holy Supper consists in signes and actions common and naturall.
CHAP. VII. That our Saviour hath not prefixed any time for the Celebration of the Supper.
CHAP. VIII. Why Jesus Christ is represented unto us in the Supper as he was on the Cross, and not as he is in heaven; also why hee hath not Instituted a Sacrament which should represent him in his glory, as he hath ordained two, which represent him dead.
CHAP. IX. Why in the Supper Jesus Christ insti∣tuted not more illustrious Signes; and why they are not miraculous.
The Fourth Sect. Wherein are handled certain points concerning the practice of a Chri∣stian in the receiving of the Supper.
CHAP. I. Of our ignorance or errors in some Cir∣stances of the death of Christ.
CHAP. II. Why doth not the reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ move us so much as the reading of many other histories of the Scripture.
CHAP. III. From whence comes it that the Super∣stitious are sometimes more moved with the Death of Jesus Christ, than true Christians.
CHAP. IV. Off the vehemency of the thoughts, and of the attention required in the acti∣on of the Communion. And of the weaknesse of the humane spirit herein.
CHAP. V. That the act of the Communion con∣sisteth not in mourning for the death of Christ, but rather in joy and con∣tentment of Spirit.
CHAP. VI. Of an advantage which we have above those of the Church of Rome, in the instruction required for the Com∣munion, and of the distinctions, which the Orthodox observe in this matter of the Sacrament.
The Fift Section. Which is the subject of a greater treatise serving not onely for the understand∣ing of the Eucharist, but also of all the New Testament.
CHAP. I. The Style of the New Testament is wo∣ven and composed of six kindes of Phrases and terms of different ori∣ginall.
Termes of the common Lan∣guage of men.
Terms of the old Testament.
Terms of the 70 Interpreters.
Terms of the Divinity and Discipline of the Jews
Terms from the Morality of the Greeks.
Terms particular to the New Testament.
CHAP. II. The Figurative speeches which are in the New Testament are taken from five divers sorts of matters.
I. Examples of the first Order.
II. Examples of the second Order.
III. Examples of the third Order.
IIII. Examples of the fourth Order.
V. Examples of the fift Order.
CHAP. III. The term of eating used to signify the Communion of the Body of Christ, is in the second Order of Figurative Speeches.
CHAP. IV. Why doe the two Sacraments of the Christian Church consist the one in Washing, the other in Nourishment.
AN Epitome of this Treatise, comprised in these Apho∣rismes following.