Truth triumphing over falshood, antiquity over novelty. Or, The first part of a just and seasonable vindication of the undoubted ecclesiasticall iurisdiction, right, legislative, coercive power of Christian emperors, kings, magistrates, parliaments, in all matters of religion, church-government, discipline, ceremonies, manners: summoning of, presiding, moderating in councells, synods; and ratifying their canons, determinations, decrees: as likewise of lay-mens right both to sit and vote in councells; ... In refutation of Mr. Iohn Goodwins Innocencies Triumph: my deare brother Burtons Vindication of churches, commonly called Independent: and of all anti-monarchicall, anti-Parliamentall, anti-synodicall, and anarchicall paradoxes of papists, prelates, Anabaptists, Arminians, Socinians, Brownists, or Independents: whose old and new objections to the contrary, are here fully answered.
Prynne, William, 1600-1669.
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OR, The First Part of A just and seasonable Vindication of the undoubted Ecclesiasticall Iurisdiction, Right, Legislative, Coercive Power of Christian Emperors, Kings, Magistrates, Parliaments, in all matters of Religion, Church-Government, Disci∣pline, Ceremonies, Manners: Summoning of, Presiding, Moderating in Councells, Synods; and ratifying their Canons, Determinations, Decrees: As like∣wise of Lay-mens right both to sit and vote in Councells; (here proved to be anciently, and in truth none other but Parliaments, especially in England) both by Scripture Texts, Presidents of all sorts, and the constant uninterrupted Practices, Examples, of the most eminent Emperors, Princes, Councells, Parliaments, Churches, and Christian States, (espe∣cially of our owne) in all ages since their embracing the Gospell.

In Refutation of Mr. Iohn Goodwins Innocencies Triumph: My deare bro∣ther Burtons Vindication of Churches, commonly called Independent: And of all Anti-Monarchicall, Anti-Parliamentall, Anti-Synodicall, and A∣narchicall Paradoxes of Papists, Prelates, Anabaptists, Arminians, Socinians, Brownists, or Independents: Whose old and new Objections to the contrary, are here fully answered.

By William Prynne, of Lincolnes Inne, Esquire.

Jer. 6. 16.

Thus saith the Lord, Stand yee in the wayes and see, and aske for the OLD PATHES, where is the GOOD WAY, and walk therein, and yee shall find rest for your soules: But they said, Wee will not walke therein.

Luk. 5. 39.

No man also having drunk OLD WINE, straightway desireth NEW: for he saith, THE OLD IS BETTER.

Tertul. de Praescrip. adver. Haeres.

Ex ipso ordine manifestatur, id esse Dominicum & Verum, quod sit priùs traditum; id autem Ex∣traneum & Falsum, quod sit posterius immissum.

Decem. 3. 1644. It is Ordered by the Committee of the House of Commons, concerning Printing, that this Book, entituled, [Truth Triumphing over Falshood, Antiquity over Novelty.] be printed by Mich. Sparke, Senior.

John White.

London, Printed by John Dawson, and are to be sold by Michael Sparke, Senior, 1645.