The Protestants evidence taken out of good records; shewing that for fifteene hundred yeares next after Christ, divers worthy guides of Gods Church, have in sundry weightie poynts of religion, taught as the Church of England now doth: distributed into severall centuries, and opened, by Simon Birckbek ...
Birckbek, Simon, 1584-1656.
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Catalogu Testium Veritatis. OR, A Catalogue of such VVitnesses as are produced in th•• Treatise, for proofe of the PROTESTANTS Religion, dispo∣sed according to the times wherein they flourished.

    Witnesses produced in the first Age, from Christs birth to 100 yeares.
  • CHRIST IESVS.
  • The twelve Apostles.
  • Saint Paul, and the Churches of the Romanes, and others.
  • Anno 63. Ioseph of Arimathea, who brought Christianitie into Britaine.
  • 70. Dionysius Areopagita. The Bookes that beare his Name, seeme to bee written in the fourth or fifth Age after Christ.
  • 100 Ignatius the Martyr.
    In the second Age from 100 to 200.
  • 150 Iustine Martyr.
  • 166 Hegesippus.
  • 169. The Church of Smyrna, touching the Mar∣tyrdome Page  [unnumbered] of their Bishop Polycap.
  • 170 Melito, Bishop of Sardys.
  • 177 Pope Eleutherius his Epistle to Lucius, the first Christian King of Britaine.
  • 180 Polycrates of Ephesus, and the Easterne Churches, touching the keeping of Easter.
  • 180 Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons.
  • 200 Clemens Alexandrinus.
    In the third Age, from 200 to 300.
  • 201 Tertullian.
  • 230 Origen.
  • 230 Minutius Felix.
  • 250 Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage.
  • 300 Arnobius.
  • 300. Lactantius.
  • Anno 291 Amphibalus, and his associates mar∣tyred in Britaine; and Saint Alban. ann. 303.
    In the fourth Age, from 300 to 400.
  • 310 A Councill at Eliberis in Spaine
  • 317 Constantine the Great.
  • 325 The first Generall Councill at Nice, against the Arrians.
  • 330 Eusebius Bishop of Caesarea.
  • 337 Ephraim the Syrian.
  • 340 Athanasius Bishop of Alexandria.
  • 360 Hilarie, Bishop of Poitiers.
  • 364 A Councill at Laodicea.
  • Page  [unnumbered]370 Macarius the Aegyptian Monke.
  • 370 Cyril Bishop of Hierusalem.
  • 370 Optatus Bishop of Mela in Africke.
  • 370 Ambrose Bishop of Milain.
  • 370 Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea.
  • 370 Gregorie Nazianzen.
  • 380 Gregory Nyssen, Bishop of Nyssa in Cap∣padocia, brother to Basil.
  • 381 The second generall Councill at Constanti∣nople, where Macedonius was condemned.
  • 390 Epiphanius, Bish. of Salamine in Cyprus.
    In the fifth age, from 400 to 500.
  • 406 S. Chrysostome, Bish. of Constantinople. Andr. Rivet. Critici sacri.
  • 415 S. Hierome. idem.
  • 420 S. Augustinus.
  • 429 Palladius, sent (by Pope Celestine) into Scot∣land; and Germanus (by the French Bishops) into Britain, to beat downe Pelagianisme.
  • 430 Vincentius Lirinensis wrote against the Pelagians, and Nestorians.
  • 430 Cyril Bishop of Alexandria.
  • 430 Theodoret the Historian, Bish. of Cyrene.
  • 431 The third generall Councill at Ephesus, where Nestorius was condemned & deprived.
  • 450 Leo the Great.
  • 451 The fourth generall Councill at Chalcedon, where Dioscurus & Eutyches were condēned.
  • 490 Gelasius the Pope.
    Page  [unnumbered] In the sixth age, from 500 to 600.
  • 520 Cassiodore, Abbot of Ravenna.
  • 520 Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspa in Africke.
  • 529 A Councill at Aurange, against Semi-Pela∣gians, and Massilians.
  • 540 Iustus Orgelitanus claruit ann. 540. Tri∣them. de Scriptor. Ecclesiast.
  • 545 Iunilius, Episcopus Africanus.
  • 545 Primasius, a Bishop of Africke. Bellar. de Scriptor. Ecclesiast.
  • 540 Rhemigius, Bish. of Rhemes. Andr. Rivet.
  • 553 The fifth generall Councili at Constantino∣ple, to confirme the Nicen Councill.
  • 560 Dracontius.
  • 580 Venantius Fortunatus, Bish. of Poictiers, a Poet, and Historian.
  • 596 Augustine the Monke, Mellitus and Lau∣rence, sent into Britaine by Pope Gregorie.
  • 596 The Britaines Faith.
  • 600 Columbanus, or Saint Colme of Ireland.
    In the seventh age, from 600 to 700.
  • 601 Greg. the First, the Great, placed by Bellar. in this seventh age. Bell. de Script. Eccles.
  • 601 Hesych. Bish. of Hierusalem. Bellar. ibid.
  • 630 sidore, Bishop of Sevill, Disciple to Gre∣gorie the Great.
  • 635 Aidanus, Bishop of Lindasferne, or Ho∣ly Page  [unnumbered] Iland, and Finanus his Successour.
  • 681 The sixth Generall Councill at Constanti∣nople, against the Monothelites, who held that although Christ had two Natures, yet hee had but one will.
    In the eighth Age, from 700 to 800.
  • 720 Venerable Bede the Saxon.
  • 740 Ioannes Damascenus.
  • 740 Antonius Author Melissae.
  • 754 A Council held at Constant. wherein were condemned Images, and the worshipers of them
  • 768 Clement, B. of Auxerre, Disciple to Bede.
  • 787 The second Councill at Nice, about restoring of Images.
  • 790 Alcuinus, or Albinus, an Englishman, Dis∣ciple to Bede, and Tutor to Charlemaigne: this Alcuinus laid the foundation of the Vni∣versitie of Paris.
  • 794 A Councill at Frankford, wherein was condemned the second Councill of Nice, for approoving the worshipping of Images.
  • 800 Carolus Magnus, and Libri Carolini.
    In the ninth Age, from 800 to 900.
  • 815 Claudius Scotus.
  • 820 Claudius Taurinensis, against Image-wor∣ship.
  • Page  [unnumbered]824 A Councill at Paris about Images.
  • 830 Christianus Druthmarus, the Monke of Corbey.
  • 830 Agobard, Bishop of Lyons.
  • 840 Rabanus Maurus, Bishop of Mentz, Dis∣ciple to Alwin.
  • 840 Haymo, Bishop of Halberstadt, Cousin to Bede.
  • 840 Walafridus Strabus, Abbot of Fulda, Dis∣ciple to Rabanus; hee collected the Ordinarie Glosse on the Bible. Trithem. de script. Eccles.
  • 861 Hulderick, Bishop of Auspurge.
  • 862 Iohn Mallerosse, the Scottish Divine; or Io∣annes Scotus Erigena; hee was slaine by the Monkes of Malmsbury.
  • 860 Photius, Patriarke of Constantinople; he wrote the Nomo-Canon.
  • 876 Bertram, a Monke and Priest of France.
  • 890 Rhemigius, Monke of Auxerre; hee wrote upon Saint Mathew.
  • 890 Ambrosius Ansbertus, the French Monke.
    In the tenth Age, from 900 to 1000.
  • 910 Radulphus Flaviacensis Monachus. Bel∣larm. quò suprà.
  • 950 Stephanus Eduensis Monachus. Idem.
  • 950 Smaragdus the Abbot.
  • Page  [unnumbered]975 Abbot Aelfrick, and his Saxon Homily, and his Saxon Treatise of the Old and New Testa∣ment, both translated into English.
    In the eleventh age, from 1000 to 1100.
  • 1007 Fulbert, Bishop of Chartres.
  • 1050 Oecumenius.
  • 1050 Berengarius.
  • 1060 Radulphus Ardens.
  • 1070 Theophylact, Archbish. of the Bulgarians.
  • 1080 Anselme, Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1090 Hildebert, Archbishop of Tours.
  • 1100 Anselmus Laudunensis, Collector of the Interlinear Glosse.
    In the twelfth age, from 1100 to 1200.
  • 1101 Zacharias Chrysopolitanus.
  • 1120 Rupertus Tuitiensis.
  • 1130 Hugo de Sancto Victore.
  • 1130 Bernardus Clarae-vallensis.
  • 1130 Peter Bruis, and Henry of Tholouse.
  • 1140 Peter Lombard, Master of the Sen∣tences.
  • 1150 Petrus Cluniacensis.
  • 1158 Ioannes Sarisburiensis.
  • 1160 Petrus Blesensis, Archdeacon of Bathe.
  • 1170 Gratianus.
  • Page  [unnumbered]1170 Hildegard the Prophetesse. Trithem.
  • 1195 Ioachimus Abbas.
  • 1200 Nicetas Choniates.
    In the thirteenth Age, from 1200 to 1300.
  • 1206 Gul. Altissiodorensis.
  • 1215 Concil. Lateranense, & Cuthb. Tonstal. Dunelm. Episcop. de eodem.
  • 1220 Honorius Augustodunensis. Bellarm.
  • 1230 Gulielmus Alvernus Parisiensis Epis∣copus.
  • 1230 Petrus de Vineis. Trithem.
  • 1240 Alexander de Hales.
  • 1250 Gerardus and Dulcinus.
  • 1250 Hugo Cardinalis.
  • 1250 Robert Groute-head, or Grosse-teste, Bishop of Lincolne.
  • 1256 Gulielmus de Sancto Amore.
  • 1260 Thomas Aquinas.
  • 1260 Bonaventura.
  • 1260 Arnoldus de Novâ villâ.
  • 1300 Ioannes Duns Scotus.
    In the fourteenth age, from 1300 to 1400.
  • 1303 Barlaam the Monke, and Nilus Arch∣bishop of Thessalonica.
  • Page  [unnumbered]1320 Gulielmus Ockam.
  • 1320 Nicol. de Lyra, a converted Iew, who commented on all the Bible.
  • 1320 Marsilius Patavinus.
  • 1320 Michael Cesena. Trithem.
  • 1320 Dantes.
  • 1320 Durandus de S. Portiano.
  • 1330 Alvarus Pelagius.
  • 1340 Iohannes de Rupe-scissâ. Trithem.
  • 1340 Thomas Bradwardin.
  • 1343 The Kings of England oppose Papall Pro∣visions, and Appeales, Anno 1391.
  • 1350 Richardus Armachanus.
  • 1350 Robert Holcot, the Englishman.
  • 1350 Francis Petrarch. Bellarm.
  • 1350 Taulerus, a Preacher at Strasbrough. Bellarm.
  • 1370 Saint Bridge.
  • 1370 Iohn Wickliffe, and the Lollards.
  • 1386 Gregorius Ariminensis.
  • 1400 Sir Geoffrey Chaucer.
    In the fifteenth Age, from 1400 to 1500.
  • 1410 Petrus de Alliaco, Cameracensis. Bell.
  • 1410 Iohn Gerson, Chancellour of Paris.
  • 1411 Petrus Dresdensis, and Iacobellus Mis∣vensis.
  • 1414 Iohn Hus, and Hierome of Prague.
  • Page  [unnumbered]1414 Constantiense Concilium.
  • 1417 Nicholaus Clemangis. Trithem.
  • 1420 Ziscay, the Captaine of the Hussites.
  • 1420 Laurentius Valla.
  • 1426 Iohn Rochezana, Disciple of Hus.
  • 1430 Paulus Burgensis.
  • 1430 Alphonsus Tostatus, Bishop of Avila.
  • 1430 Thomas Walden.
  • 1431 Basiliense Concilium.
  • 1440 Bessarion the Cardinall.
  • 1453 Iohn de Vesalia.
  • 1460 Nicolaus de Cusa.
  • 1460 Dionysius Carthusianus.
  • 1479 Wessellus, Preacher at Wormes.
  • 1480 Gabriel Biel.
  • 1490 Iohn and Francis Picus, Earles of Mi∣randula.
  • 1494 Trithemius the Abbot, teste ipso.
  • 1498 Hierome Savonarola, burnt at Florence for Religion.
  • 1500 Ernestus, Archbishop of Magdeburge.
    In the sixteenth Age, from 1500 to 1600.
  • Anno 1517. Martin Luther published his Propo∣sitions against Indulgences; and shortly after opposed the Popes Supremacie, Purgatory, and other Tenets of the Pontificials of Rome.