|Author:||Socrates Christianus, d. 1706.|
|Title:||An abstract of common principles of a just vindication of the rights of the kingdom of God upon earth against the politick machinations of Erastian hereticks out of the Vindication of the deprived bishops, &c. / by a very learned man of the Church of England.|
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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An abstract of common principles of a just vindication of the rights of the kingdom of God upon earth against the politick machinations of Erastian hereticks out of the Vindication of the deprived bishops, &c. / by a very learned man of the Church of England.
Socrates Christianus, d. 1706.
London: [s.n.], 1700.
Attributed to Edward Stephens (Socrates Christianus). Cf. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.).
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Dodwell, Henry, -- 1641-1711. -- Vindication of the deprived bishops.
Church of England -- Government.
Church of England -- Bishops -- Temporal power.
Church and state -- England.
Common Principles Of a just Vindication of the Rights of the Kingdom of God Upon EARTH, &c.
CHAP. I. That for Clergy-Men to appear in a Cause destructive of the Interest of Religion in general, and of their own Function in particular, is inexcusable.
CHAP. II. That the Church of Christ is not to be considered meerly as a Sect, but as a Sacred Society; and that its be∣ing a Society is a Fundamental Doctrine.
CHAP. III. That the contrary Doctrine is a Fundamental Error, and obstinately asserted Heresie, very pernicious to the Church of Christ, and to the Assertors of it themselves.
CHAP. IV. That the Church of Christ is a Society independent on any of the Powers of the World; and its Spiritual Rights, derived immediately from a higher Authority, subject to none of them, according to the Doctrine of the Catholick Church in the earliest Ages.
CHAP. V. That Intruders, or Anti-Bishops, (by Lay-Authority) cannot be defended but by Principles fundamentally destructive of the Church, as a Society distinct from the State, in time of Persecution.
CHAP. VI. Arguments and Objections against this Doctrine from Instances of Fact, and Publick Good, answered.
CHAP. VII. Of the Authority of the Church of England; and that the Authority of the Primitive Catholick Church is greater than that of any Modern Particular one, and to be preferred before it.
CHAP. VIII. Arch-Bishop Cranmer's Opinion perfectly destructive of all Spiritual Authority, and his Authority in these matters none at all.