|Author:||Lechmere, Edmund, d. 1640?|
|Title:||A disputation of the Church wherein the old religion is maintained. V.M.C.F.E.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A disputation of the Church wherein the old religion is maintained. V.M.C.F.E.
Lechmere, Edmund, d. 1640?, F. E., fl. 1629.
At Doway: By Marck Wyon, at the golden Phænix, 1629.
V.M.C.F.E. = Edmund Lechmere.
Numerous mispaginations and missignings; text is continuous.
Print faded and show-through and several pages stained and misnumbered.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
MS. contents leaf at end.
Catholic Church -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
TO MY FRINDS IN ENGLAND.
To him that hath ministred the occasion of this booke.
THE FIRST BOOKE OF THE WANT OF EVIDENCE for the continuall Visibilitie and Existence of the Protestant Reli∣gion and Church.
THE FIRST CHAPTER. Declaring that vnto Catholikes demaūding euidēce of the Protestant succession and visible exi∣stence at all tymes in the world since the Apo∣stles, no satisfaction is giuen by recourse to the Waldenses and such as they were.
THE SECOND CHAPTER. That no satisfaction is giuen by recourse to our Church.
THE THIRD CHAPTER. That no satisfaction is giuen to the demaund by recourse vnto Antiquitie.
THE FOVRTH CHAPTER. That no satisfaction is giuen by pretense of Scripture.
THE FIFT CHAPTER. Other places of Scripture are answered.
THE SIXT CHAPTER. That is vnpossible for Protestants to winne the cause by Scripture.
THE SECOND BOOKE. WHEREIN IS DECLARED which is the true Church.
THE FIRST CHAPTER. Shewing by authoritie of holy scripture that the true Christian Church is Catholike for tyme and place.
THE SECOND CHAPTER. The Catholique Church assigned.
THIRD CHAPTER. Further confirmation that the Companie of Chri∣stians in communion with the Bysshop of Rome is the Church.
THE FOVRTH CHAPTER. The Iewes reiected.
THE FIFT CHAPTER. Of the Introduction of Christianitie into the world.
THE SIXT CHAPTER. What meant by a Catholique.
THE SEVENTH CHAPTER. Wherin answeare is giuen to some exceptions made against the Vniuersalitie of the Church.
The second Conclusion.
THE THIRD BOOKE. OF DIVINE ASSISTANCE.
THE FIRST CHAPTER. Proouing diuine Assistance in the Ca∣tholike Church.
THE SECOND CHAPTER. Wherin the last of the precedent arguments is vnfolded more at large.
THE THIRD CHAPTER. That the Argument is not answeared by the di∣stinction of fundamentall and not fundamentall.
THE FOVRTH CHAPTER. Shewing how Catholikes all beleue the same, though some more distinctly then others: and the reason why Heretickes agree not.
THE FIFT CHAPTER. Wherein some exceptions are answeared.
THE SIXT CHAPTER. Of the Protestant multiplication of Churches by visible and inuisible.
THE SEVENTH CHAPTER. Two other arguments are answered.
The third Conclusion.
THE FOVRTH BOOKE WHEREIN SOME PARTI∣ticular Controuersies are briefly discussed.
THE FIRST CHAPTER. Of the Primacie.
THE SECOND CHAPTER. The Pope aboue other Bishops.
THE THIRD CHAPTER. The Bishop of Rome President in Generall Councells.
THE FOVRTH CHAPTER. Of the Councells of Nice and Constance.
THE FIFT CHAPTER. Of the Scripture.
THE SIXT CHAPTER. Of the reall Presence.
THE SEVENTH CHAPTER. The Fathers vnderstood the Reall Presence as wee doe.
THE EIGTH CHAPTER. Of Transubstantiation.
THE NINETH CHAPTER. The sacrifice of the Masse.
THE TENTH CHAPTER. Tradition.