|Author:||Owen, James, 1654-1706.|
|Title:||Tutamen evangelicum, or, A defence of Scripture-ordination, against the exceptions of T.G. in a book intituled, Tentamen novum proving, that ordination by presbyters is valid, Timothy and Titus were no diocesan rulers, the presbyters of Ephesus were the apostles successors in the government of that church, and not Timothy, the first epistle to Timothy was written before the meeting at Miletus, the ancient Waldenses had no diocesan bishops, &c. / by the author of the Plea for Scripture-ordination.|
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Tutamen evangelicum, or, A defence of Scripture-ordination, against the exceptions of T.G. in a book intituled, Tentamen novum proving, that ordination by presbyters is valid, Timothy and Titus were no diocesan rulers, the presbyters of Ephesus were the apostles successors in the government of that church, and not Timothy, the first epistle to Timothy was written before the meeting at Miletus, the ancient Waldenses had no diocesan bishops, &c. / by the author of the Plea for Scripture-ordination.
Owen, James, 1654-1706.
London: Printed for Zachary Whitworth ..., 1697.
Errata: prelim. p. .
An answer to the book by Thomas Gipps.
Attributed to James Owen. Cf. McAlpin Coll.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Gipps, Thomas, -- d. 1709. -- Tentamen novum.
THE Contents of the Chapters.
A Defence of Scripture-Ordina∣tion, &c.
CHAP. I. The Dissenters Justified in their Way of Managing Controversies. Calvin Vin∣dicated. Bishops Lordly Titles Con∣sidered. The Parallel between the Ca∣nons in Acts 15. and the English Ca∣nons. Parish-Ministers have no power of Discipline. The Waldenses had no Superiour Bishops, prov'd, 1. From their Doctrine; 2. From their own Testimony; 3. From F. Paul's Testi∣mony; 4. By several Instances of Or∣dination by their Presbyters in En∣gland, before the Reformation. Of the uninterrupted succession of Bishops.
CHAP. II. The Jewish Church, not the first establi∣shed Church. The Levitical Priest∣hood, no Pattern for Gospel Mini∣sters. Clemens Romanus Vindica∣ted. Whether Jesus Christ modell'd his Church after the Jewish Pattern, or left it in a State of Oligarchy, as our Author saith. His (1.) instance of Ordination from Acts 1. consi∣der'd. (2.) The Ordination of the se∣ven Deacons. They were Ministers of Tables, not of the Word and Sacra∣ments. Prov'd from Scripture and Antiquity. Objections answer'd (3.) His third instance of Ordination from Act. 9.17. consider'd. (4.) His fourth from Acts 13.1, 2, 3. This instance of Ordination by Presbyters vindica∣ted. His account of Apostles and Pro∣phets examin'd (5.) His instance from Acts 14.13. examin'd. (6.) Acts 19.6, 7. consider'd. (7.) 1 Cor. 5.3, 4, 5. vindicated. (8.) 1 Tim. 4.14. For Ordination by Presbyters, vindi∣cated. Dr. Owen defended. The Re∣ctor unsound in the Doctrine of Justifi∣cation. (9.) 1 Pet. 5.2. vindicated.
CHAP. III. Remarks upon bus Second Chapter of the Govern∣ment of the Church of Ephesus and Crete. The Apostles left the Government of the Church of Ephesus in the Presbyters. This Establishment his last, divine, perpetual. Acts 20. Explain'd. The Government by Presbyters in parity never alter'd. Presby∣tery a Divine Remedy against Schism. Su∣periour Bishops not the Remedy. Timothy no Diocesan Bishop, an unfixed Evangelist. Of the Asian Angels, not so call'd from the Provincial Guardian Angels. Ignatius his Bishop, not Diocesan. Titus no Diocesan Bishop. Presbyters are Rulers.
CHAP. IV. The First Epistle to Timothy was written be∣fore Paul's Imprisonment at Rome, ac∣knowledged by the Ancients, and by the Lear∣ned Assertors of Episcopacy, Bishop Hall, Dr. Hammond, &c. Deny'd by the Rhe∣mists, Bishop Pearson, &c. Paul's Jour∣ney to Macedonia, 1 Tim. 1.3. considered. Jerom vindicated. Reasons to prove that the First Epistle to Timothy was written be∣fore Paul's First Bonds. The Second Epi∣stle written in his First Bonds. An Obje∣ction Answered. Acts 20.25. considered.
CHAP. V. Of Evangelists. Whether they were fixed? Neg. Acts 21.8. considered. Timothy and Titus unfixed. Hilarius his account of Evangelists. Eusebius's Testimony vindi∣cated. Mark no fixed Evangelists Chry∣sostom's account of Evangelists, agreeing with Eusebius.
CHAP. VI. Of Parish-Discipline. Presbyters have Tower of Government. 1. J. O's. First Argu∣ment for Ordination by Presbyters, viz. The Identity of Bishops and Presbyters ac∣knowledged. 1 Tim. 5.17. Consider'd. 1 Tim. 1.3. doth not prove Timothy Bi∣shop of Ephesus. Dr. Whittaker Vindi∣cated. Ignatius's. One Altar Explain'd. The extent of the Church of Ephesus. An Objection Answer'd. Rev. 5.11. Vindica∣ted. Br. Lightfoot's Notion of Angel Vindicated. 2. J. O's. Second and Third Argument for Ordination by Presbyters Vindicated. Presbyters succeed the Apostles. Ignatius and Ireneus Vindicated. More Testimonies to the same effect.