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Author: Nye, Philip, 1596?-1672.
Title: Beames of former light,: discovering how evil it is to impose doubtfull and disputable formes or practises, upon ministers: especially under the penalty of ejection for non-conformity unto the same. As also something about catechizing.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Beames of former light,: discovering how evil it is to impose doubtfull and disputable formes or practises, upon ministers: especially under the penalty of ejection for non-conformity unto the same. As also something about catechizing.
Nye, Philip, 1596?-1672.

London: Printed by R.I. for Adoniram Byfield, at the three Bibles in Cornhill, next door to Popes-head-Alley, 1660.
Subject terms:
Christian life
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A89788.0001.001

Contents
title page
The PREFACE.
ERRATA.
Some beams of Light, broke forth in a former age, and now of use for the resolv∣ing a Case of Conscience of present importance.
CHAP. I The Case, with an Explication of some terms, and the state of the Questi∣on.
§. 1.
§ 2. To impose, &c.
§. 3. Some one Catechism, &c.
Some one.
§. 4. To be held to for matter and words.
§. 5. As a sacred and more effectual means.
CHAP. II. The first Argument. Rites and Forms that have a stated use, and to spiritual ends in the worship of God, ought to have Scripture warrant for their establishment.
§ 1.
§ 2.
§ 3.
§. 4.
CHAP. III. What directions there are in the Scripture for the instructing of o∣thers, in respect both of matter, method, means, &c.
§. 1.
§. 2.
§ 3.
§. 4.
§ 5.
CHAP. IV. Divers Objections answered, no shew of Scripture for it, nor necessity, nor requisite for uniformity, or obliged to it by our Covenant.
§ 1.
§. 2.
CHAP. V. The second Argument. Of Christian Liberty, things indifferent, the particular Catechisme designed, not so desirable for this use; and how many wayes our Ministerial Liberty is prejudiced by the imposi∣tion of it.
§. 1.
§. 2.
§ 3.
§ 4.
§. 5.
§. 6.
§ 7.
§ 8.
§ 9.
§. 10.
CHAP. VI. The third Argument: Taken from the imposition and penalty, the se∣verity and inequality of it.
§. 1.
§. 2.
§. 3.
§. 4.
§. 5.
§. 6.
§. 7.
§. 8.
§. 9.
CHAP. VII. Of the prejudice to the Ministry, and evil consequences of such an Impo∣sition.
§. 1.
§. 2.
§. 3.
§. 4.
§. 5.
§. 6.
§. 7.
§. 8.
§. 9.
§. 10.
§. 11.
§. 12.
CHAP. VIII. Schismes and Divisions amongst the people of God, occasioned and con∣tinued thereby, is another fruit, or evil consequence of such penal∣ties.
§. 1:
§. 2.
§. 3.
§. 4.
§. 5
§. 6.
§. 7.
§. 8.
§. 9.
§. 10.
§. 12.
§. 13.
§. 14.
CHAP. IX. The Fourth Argument. It is destru∣ctive to that Independency which hath been antiently claimed and professed, by our brethren the Non-Conformists.
§. 1.
§. 2.
§. 3.
CHAP. X. The Fifth Argument. It is difficult in Ecclesiastical matters, to obtain reformation of what is amiss. These things are pressed with greatest se∣verity upon the most conscienti∣ous.
§. 2.
§. 3.
§. 4.
§. 5.
The Contents.
Courteous Reader, These Books following are printed or sold by Adoniram Byfield, at the three Bibles in Cornhil, next door to Popes-head Alley.