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Author: Ley, John, 1583-1662.
Title: Sunday a Sabbath, or, A preparative discourse for discussion of sabbatary doubts by John Ley ...

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Ley, John, 1583-1662.

London: Printed by R. Young for George Lathum ..., 1641.
Errata: p. [2] at end.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
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TO The most reverend Father in God, JAMES, by the grace of God, Archbi∣shop of Armagh, and Primate of all Ireland.
The PREFACE to the Reader.
The Copie of the Letter mentioned in the Preface.
The Contents of the Discourse following.
A Premonition concerning my Sonnes Verses after written.
CHAP. I. In what cases wee may bee indifferent for the for bearance or use of Names: In what wee must bee chary con∣cerning both.
CHAP. II. Of the divers Names of the Christians week∣ly holiday.
CHAP. III. Of three most usuall names of the Christians weekely Holiday, Lords day, Sunday, and Sabbath: And first of the name Lords day, Rov. 1.10. The strange opinion of Doctor Gomarus, and Master Braburne, charging the Title (as applyed to the Christian Sab∣bath) with impertinencie and novelty.
CHAP. IIII. A comparison of the old Sabbath day, the day of our Saviours Birth, of the day of his Passion, Ascension, and of his Apparition to Saint John; with the day of his Resurrection, touching right to the Title Lords day; and the preheminence and propriety of that Title to our weekly holiday.
CHAP. V. The imputation of Novelty in applying the title Lords day to the Christians weekly holiday, answered.
CHAP. VI. Of the name Sunday: Whether wee may call our week∣ly holiday by that name. Objections against the use of the name Sunday for our weekly holiday.
CHAP. VII. How farre it may bee lawfull to use Idolatrous names. An Answer to the Objection against the name Sunday.
CHAP. VIII. Of the name Sabbath: And first of the writing Sabboth, Sabaoth, and Sabbath, which of them is the right: And by occasion thereof some ob∣servations of skill, and ignorance of the originall Tongues.
CHAP. IX. Of the etymologie of the name Sabbath: And first, of the abusive derivations of it by Appion, Ju∣stine, and Plutarch, by way of contempt of the Jewes: Their Religion and manners.
CHAP. X. Of the derivation of the name Sabbath from two Hebrew words, the one signifying [seven], the other [rest]; the former being the errour of La∣ctantius; the later, the true and most received Etymologie.
CHAP. XI. Of the sever all acceptions of the name Sabbath.
CHAP. XII. Whether the day called Lords day, or Sunday, may not also be called Sabbath day, or the Sabbath: The exceptions which are taken up by divers a∣gainst it.
CHAP. XIII. Reasons why Sunday, or the Lords day may be called Sabbath day, delivered and defended.
CHAP. XIIII. Ancient evidence for calling the Lords day by the name of Sabbath, observed especially against Dr. Pocklington his Assertion; viz. That no ancient Father, no learned man tooke the name Sab∣bath otherwise, from the beginning of the world till the yeere 1554. then for Saturday, observed by the Jewes.
CHAP. XV. Royall and reverend Authority for putting the name Sabbath upon Sunday, whereby it is cleared from schisme, as well as from novelty.
CHAP. XVI. Of such as are adversaries to the name Sabbath (as put for Sunday) sometimes assenting thereunto, and using the name in that sense, or yeelding that which doth inferre it.
CHAP. XVII. Exceptions against some of the precedent Testimonies alledged for calling the Lords day Sabbath, pro∣pounded and answered.
The first Exception, touching the Fathers.
Bishop Whites second Exception touching the name Sabbath in the Homilies, answered.
The third Exception of Bishop White, touching Bishop Andrewes, and Master Hooker, applying the name Sabbath to our Sunday, answered.
The fourth exception of the Bishop, touching the testimony of his Brother, Doctor John White, answered.
CHAP. XVIII. A particular Answer to the particular exceptions made against the name Sabbath (as applyed to Sunday, or Lords day) and first of the dangerous plot pretended by Doctor Pocklington, in the use of the name Sabbath for Sunday; and of his prodi∣gious comparison of the name Sabbath on the Lords day, and the crowne of Thornes on the Lords head.
CHAP. XIX. An Answer to Barkley (the Papist) his Dilemma, against the name Sabbath, for Sunday or Lords day.
CHAP. XX. Master Braburne his objection of confusion in calling Sunday Sabbath, answered.
CHAP. XXI. The objection of Judaisme, in using the name Sab∣bath, answered and retorted: as also the reproach of the name, as from the Sabbatarian Heretickes, removed.
CHAP. XXII. The negative Argument, drawne from the Apostles, not using the name Sabbath for the Lords day, answered.
CHAP. XXIII. Though neither the Apostles, nor the ancient Fathers cal∣bed Sunday Sabbath, we may; and the reasons why.
CHAP. XXIIII. The objection taken from the use of the name Sabbath in Histories, Dictionaries, and the Roman and Re∣formed Churches, answered.
CHAP. XXV. The objection taken from the Statute, and language of Lawyers, answered.
CHAP. XXVI. A comparison of the names Sabbath, Lords day, and Sunday, with a resolution of the Question for the name Sabbath, as the best, and fittest to be the most usuall title of our weekly Holiday.
CHAP. XXVII. A briefe accommodation of this Nomenclature, or nominall discourse to some purposes of importance, concernning the Sabbath.