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Author: Nye, Philip, 1596?-1672.
Title: The king's authority in dispensing with ecclesiastical laws, asserted and vindicated by the late Reverend Philip Nye ...
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The king's authority in dispensing with ecclesiastical laws, asserted and vindicated by the late Reverend Philip Nye ...
Nye, Philip, 1596?-1672.

London: Printed for H.N. and Nathanael Ranew ..., 1687.
Alternate titles: Lawfulnes of the oath of supremacy and power of the king in ecclesiastical affairs
Published by the author's son, Henry Nye.
Published in 1683 under title: The lawfulnes of the oath of supremacy and power of the king in ecclesiastical affairs.
Reproduction of original in Bristol Public Library, Bristol, England.
Subject terms:
James -- II, -- King of England, -- 1633-1701.
Ecclesiastical law -- England.
Church and state -- England.

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TO THE King's most Excellent Majesty, JAMES, By the Grace of God, Of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, &c.
A DISCOURSE of Ecclesiastical Laws, and Supremacy of the Kings of England, in Dispensing with the Penalties of such Laws.
CHAP. I. The Case and State of the Question.
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CHAP. II. Of the Prerogatives and Regal Powers, in Relation to Ec∣clesiastical Laws, and Matters of Religion.
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CHAP. III. That our Relief is from the Jurisdiction and Power in his Majesty, to Dispense and Exempt; for in his Hand this Ballance is placed; which is that we shall insist up∣on in the next place.
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CHAP. IV. Of the Objections made against this Power, and the exe∣cuting thereof, with Answer thereunto.
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QUEST. I. If such a Prerogative be in the King, what need Ec∣clesiastical Laws be transacted and established by Parliament?
SECT. 2. QUEST. II. But hath not the King's Prerogative Limits in our Laws? And are there not some Things which he cannot dispense with, no not with a Non Obstante?
SECT. 3. QUEST. III. Religion, and the Worship and Service of God, being the great Concernments of a Nation; Is it not then to di∣spence with the Penalties in Ecclesiastical Laws, too great a Trust to be reposed in any one Hand?
SECT. 3. QUEST. IV. If the Penalties of all Ecclesiastical Laws be removed, these Laws themselves become impracticable; and when Men are left to worship in what Forms they please, will not that Ancient Establishment, of one Uni∣form Worship and Government to be the same through∣out this Kingdom, be utterly destroyed?
SECT. 5. QUEST. V. Is there any necessity his Majesty should exert a sole Power in Affairs of Religion, when the Peace and Unity of the Nation herein was undertaken by his Parliament, and many Things endeavoured that way by them, and Purposes (its likely) of a further progress therein?
SECT. 6. QUEST. VI. Since these Ecclesiastical Laws of Restraint were enacted by Parliament, the King giving his Royal Assent, had it not been convenient, if his Majesty had so pleased, that the dispensing with these Laws had been by Parlia∣ment?
CHAP. V. Of former Examples for Indulgence.
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