A key for Catholicks, to open the jugling of the Jesuits, and satisfie all that are but truly willing to understand, whether the cause of the Roman or reformed churches be of God ... containing some arguments by which the meanest may see the vanity of popery, and 40 detections of their fraud, with directions, and materials sufficient for the confutation of their voluminous deceits ... : the second part sheweth (especially against the French and Grotians) that the Catholick Church is not united in any meerly humane head, either Pope or council
Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691.
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The Contents.

  • CHap. 1. Popery no way to Unity, page 1.
  • Chap. 2. Directions for them that will deal with a Papist, p. 5.
  • Chap. 3. Argum. 1. Against Popery, by which every honest godly man is secured from them, p. 9.
  • Chap. 4. The second Argument, p. 16.
  • Chap. 5. Argum. 3. That deposing Kings that will not ex∣terminate us, and absolving Subjects from their Alle∣giance, and giving their Dominions to others, is an Article of the Papists Faith, p. 17, 18.
  • Chap. 6. Argum. 4. The Church of Rome unholy in its Essentials, p. 21, 22, &c.
  • Chap. 7. Argum. 5. The Papists of more then One Church, yet each part pretending to be the Catholick Church, p. 26.
  • Chap. 8. Argum. 6. The Church of Rome hath discon∣tinued, p. 31.
  • Chap. 9. Argum. 7. From sense; securing all men from Popery that will believe their eyes, or any of their or others senses,—p. 32. H. T's frivolous answer re∣felled, p. 34.
  • Chap. 10. Detect. 1. Prove them but guilty of one Error in Faith, and all Popery is confuted, p. 38.
  • Chap. 11. Detect. 2. A Doctrine so contrary to Scri∣pture and it self, cannot be free from Error, p. 39.
  • Chap. 12. Detect. 3. Agree on the way of proof, before Page  20 you dispute: Papists will take neither Sense, Reason, Scripture, nor the Tradition or Judgement of the greater part of the Church for judge or proof, p. 41.
  • Chap. 13. Detect. 4. Understand what they mean, when they call to you for a Judge of Controversies. How far a Judge is necessary, and who. p. 43.
  • Chap. 14. Detect. 5. They pretend, that in their way there is an End of Controversies, but in ours there is none: Detected, p. 46.
  • Chap. 15. Detect. 6. Their boast of Unity, and reproach∣ing us with Divisions, Detected, p. 52.
  • Chap. 16. Detect. 7. Their confounding the Essentials and Integrals of Christianity Detected, p. 63.
  • Chap. 17. Detect. 8. Their extolling the judgement of the Catholick Church Detected: It is against them, p. 71.
  • Chap. 18. Detect. 9. Some of their deluding Ambigui∣ties Detected. 1. In the word [Church] 2. In the word [Pope.] 3. [A General Council.] Bring them to Define what they mean by these, and you break them, p. 73.
  • Chap. 19. Detect. 10. Their Confounding 1. An humane Ordinance, and a Divine. 2. Meere Primacy with So∣veraignty. 3. An alterable Order with an unalterable Essential, Detected, p. 81.
  • Chap. 20. Detect. 11. The vanity of their pretending Tradition detected, p. 86. How far we are for Traditi∣on, p. 87. Tradition confoundeth Popery, p. 98.
  • Chap. 21. Detect. 12. Their pretence that the Greeks and all other Churches were once under the Pope, Detected, p. 102.
  • Chap. 22. Detect. 13. Their plea that the Church of Rome is a True Church, and therefore we are Schisma∣ticks for separating from it, Detected, p. 103.
  • Chap. 23. Detect. 14. Their pretending to fixed Unity and settledness, and that we are at uncertainty, Page  21 incoherent, and changelings, Detected, p. 107.
  • Chap. 24. Detect. 15. Their plea that our Church and Religion is new, and theirs old; and their calling for a Catalogue, and proof of the Succession of our Church before Luther, Detected; and our Church made known to them, p. 115. And vindicated from H. Turber∣vile's exceptions. Proved fully that persons differing in points of Faith are Christians, and of the same Church, p. 125, 127, &c. And that the Abassines, Armenians, Copties, Greeks, &c. are of the same Church with us, proved. H. T's proof of their Succession confuted, to▪ p. 141.
  • Chap. 25. Detect. 16. Their jumbling all our differences together, and then making lesser or common differences to be the Protestant Religion, Detected, p. 141.
    • Thirty two points of Popery named, which they are chal∣lenged to prove a Succession of, with my promise to re∣ceive what is so proved, p. 142. H. T's Arguments for the Succession of their Doctrine confuted to p. 155.
    • Papists have those in their Church that differ in point of Faith, p. 155.
    • No such difference between us and the most of the Chri∣stian world as can prove us not of the same Catholick Church, proved against H. T. in the instances, 1. Of Invocation of Saints, p. 157. 2. Praying for the dead, p. 160. 3. Veneration or Adoration of Images, Cross and Reliques, p. 162. 4. Transubstantiation, 5. Satis∣faction and Purgatory, 6. Of Fasts, Free-will, &c.
  • Chap. 26. Detect. 17. Their false interpretation of the sayings of Ancients, from whence they would extort a proof of their Soveraignty, Detected in eight instances, p. 169.
  • Chap. 27. Detect. 18. Their corrupting Councils and Fathers, and citing such, Detected, p. 176.
  • Page  [unnumbered]Chap. 28. Detect. 19. Their perswading the people that we are all Lyars, that nothing we say and write may be regarded, p. 182.
  • Chap. 29. Detect. 20. Their feigned Miracles: 184. The story of the Boy of Bilson, p. 185.
  • Chap. 30. Detect. 21. Their Impudent slanders. The horrid Lyes against Luther and Calvin, insisted on by the Marquess of Worcester, and their common Writers, fully detected, p. 189.
  • Chap. 31. Detect. 22. Their quarrels at our Translations of Scripture, p. 200.
  • Chap. 32. Detect. 23. Their design to make the Ministers odious to the people. Their riches and ours compared, p. 201.
  • Chap. 33. Detect. 24. Their cavils against our Ministry, Ordination and Succession, confuted, p. 205.
  • Chap. 34. Detect. 25. Their pretence of the Holi∣ness of their Church, and the unholiness of ours: And 1. Of their Canonized Saints, p. 214, 217. 2. Of the strictness of their Religious Orders. 3. Of their unmarryed Clergie, p. 227. 4. Their Holy Cere∣monies.
  • Chap. 35. Detect. 26. Their demanding of us to tell them when every one of their Corruptions did begin, p. 233. Their Novelty proved, p. 234, &c.
    • A Confutation of a Papists M. S. on this point, which was sent to Mr. Millard, neer Sturbridge, p. 244.
  • Chap. 36. Detect. 27. They charge us with New Articles, for denying their new Articles of Faith, and then bid us prove the Succession of our Negatives, p. 258.
  • Chap. 37. Detect. 28. They conclude that theirs is the safer Religion, because it is most uncharitable and damn∣eth others, and ours the less safe because the more chari∣table, p. 261.Page  [unnumbered] They admit or save Heathens while they would damn Pro∣testants, proved, p. 265.
  • Chap. 38. Detect. 29. They win the Great ones and mul∣titude by suiting their Doctrine and Worship to the fleshly conceits and inclinations of ungodly men, p. 271. shewed in twenty instances.
  • Chap. 39. Detect. 30. They pick up the mistakes or harsh passages of some particular Divines, and perswade men that these are the Protestant Religion, p. 279. A Confutation of Cardinal Richlieu's twelve Accusations or Arguments against the Protestants, p. 280, 281, &c.
  • Chap. 42. Detect. 33. Their pretence of a Divine insti∣tution, and Natural Excellency of a visible Monarchi∣cal Government of the whole Church Detected, p. 297. An Answer to the ridiculous Reasons of Cardinal Boverius to Prince Charles, p. 297.
  • Chap. 43. Detect. 34. Their new device of receiving no∣thing as Scripture Evidence; but the express words, p 307.
  • Chap. 44. Detect. 35. They choose such persons to dispute with against whom they have some notable advantage, p. 312.
  • Chap. 45. Detect. 36. Their designs to divide us, or sow Heresies among the Vulgar, and then draw them to some odious practices, p. 313. About our late changes and warres, and Heresies in England. The Protestants, and particularly the Presbyterians vindicated from their charge of killing the late King, p. 321. Yet the case different from theirs, p. 323. How Papists have crept into most parties, p. 327. What Heresies and Sects are their proper spawn, p. 330.
  • Chap. 46. Detect. 37. They Hide themselves (in their Agents and new Converts:) The means: Our danger by the Hiders: The Detection, p. 337. to 345.
  • Page  24Chap. 47. Detect. 38. Their exceeding industry to pervert men of Interest and power, p. 345.
  • Chap. 48. Detect. 39. Their Treasons against the lives of Princes and the Peace of Nations, and their dissol∣ving the bond of Oaths and Covenants, and making Perjury and Rebellion to seem Duties and Meritorius, p. 348. proved from themselves; their recrimination about the late Kings death further refelled, p. 355.
  • Chap. 49. Detect. 40. Their last course is to turn to open Hostility, and stir up Princes to war and blood, p. 356.
  • Chap. 50. Some Proposals to the Papists for a (Hopeless) Peace, p. 364.