|Author:||Ramesey, William, 1627-1675 or 6.|
|Title:||Lux veritatis: or, Christian judicial astrology vindicated, and demonology confuted: in answer to Nath. Homes, D.D. Wherein his allegations of the learned, reasons, divine proofs, and arguments, are particularly examined and convinced. With the legality of the art maintained and warranted by Scripture. Whereunto is annexed, a short discourse of that great eclipse of the sun, March 29. 1652. By William Ramesey Gent. student in astrologie and physick.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Lux veritatis: or, Christian judicial astrology vindicated, and demonology confuted: in answer to Nath. Homes, D.D. Wherein his allegations of the learned, reasons, divine proofs, and arguments, are particularly examined and convinced. With the legality of the art maintained and warranted by Scripture. Whereunto is annexed, a short discourse of that great eclipse of the sun, March 29. 1652. By William Ramesey Gent. student in astrologie and physick.
Ramesey, William, 1627-1675 or 6.
London: Printed by J.B. for Nath. Brooke at the Angel in Cornhill, 1651.
Demonology -- England
Homes, Nathanael, -- 1599-1678. -- Dæmonologie and theologie.
To all wel-willers and lovers of ART.
To the unpartiall READER.
The Contents of every Chapter and Section contained in this Treatise.
LƲX VERITATIS. OR, Christian judicial Astrology VINDICATED, In Answer to Doctor Nathaniel Homes.
CHAP. I. In answer to his Distinctions, Descriptions, Obser∣vations, and nature of Astrologie. Wherein he is taught what Astrologie is, and his Descripti∣ons and Distinctions proved meerely erroneous; and convinced as malicious, ignorant, and in∣consistent with reason or honesty; Or to say, Sus sacerdos.
Section. I. The Definition of Astrologie.
SECT. II. In answer to some cavels of Mr. Homes his, where∣in be denyeth Astrologie to be warranted by Scripture, proved erroneous and false.
SECT. III. Proving Astrologie to be an Art.
SECT. IV. Proving the lawfulnesse of Astrologie, being not im∣pugned by Scripture, nor Councels; but allowed of by the wisest and greatest men.
SECT. V. Demonstrating the antiquity of Astrologie
SECT. VI. That Astrologie is the most profitablest study reveal∣ed under the sun to mortals.
CHAP. II. In Answer to the opinions of the learned touching Astrologie; wherein is further shewn, the lega∣lity of Astrologie; that the Stars are both signs and causes; and that Mr Homes his quoting the Fathers and learned, is meerly fallacious, and envious, and no wise available to his intent and purpose.
SECT. I. Wherein is further shewn, the legality of Astrologie.
SECT. II. Wherein is shewn that the Stars are signes and Causes.
SECT. III. Wherein his allegations against the ground of the Art is condemned; and his bringing St. Augustine and Galen against it, proved fallacious, injuri∣ous and malicious; and how far we ought to at∣tribute to the power of the Stars.
SECT IV. Wherein Astrologie is defended against his allegati∣ons, from Mr. Perkins his words.
SECT. V. Wherein his cavilling Mr. Briggs, and others, are convinced.
CHAP. III. Wherein his divine proofs against Astrologie, are examined and confuted.
SECT. I. Wherein his first Scripture proofe, viz. Deut. 18 verse. 10. is convinced and cleared, no wise to condemne Astrologie.
SECT. II. Wherein his second proof is refelled, viz. Esay 2.6.
SECT. III. Wherein his third text is convinced, viz. Esay 44.25.
SECT. IV. Wherein his fourth proofe is refelled, viz. Esay 188.8.131.52.
SECT. V. Wherein his fifth proof is proved weak, as to his purpose, viz. Jer. 10.2, 3.
SECT. VI. Wherein his sixth proof is refelled, viz. Dan. 2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
CHAP. IV. Wherein his reasons and arguments against Astro∣logie, is particularly examined and condemned, neither to consist with reason or truth.
SECT. I. Wherein his first four-fold reason is convinced.
SECT. II. Wherein his objection touching the diversity of Twins, is refelled. As also some other quirks against Astrologie examined and convinced.
SECT. III. Wherein his indeavours to prove Astrologie of no truth or certainty, as also it's rules and princi∣ples, are themselves of lesse truth, or ground, nay and indeed sensless.
SECT. IV. Wherein he thinketh the ground of the Art wholly shaken and overthrown, by affirming it meerly imaginary, viz. the ninth and tenth sphere, and in them the Zodiack, therein proveth and sheweth his own ignorance the more apparently manifest.
CHAP. V. Wherein the confutation of the objections that are brought for Astrologie is examined and refel∣led.
A Copy of a Letter sent by me, to John Raunce.
A Copy of a Letter sent to Mr. Lilly, by a Gentleman in the Country.