|Author:||Cawdrey, Daniel, 1588-1664.|
|Title:||The account audited and discounted: or, a vindication of the three-fold diatribee, of [brace] 1. Supersition, 2. Will-worship, 3. Christmas festivall. Against Doctor Hammonds manifold paradiatribees. / By D.C. preacher of the Word at Billing-Magn. in Northamptonshire.|
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The account audited and discounted: or, a vindication of the three-fold diatribee, of [brace] 1. Supersition, 2. Will-worship, 3. Christmas festivall. Against Doctor Hammonds manifold paradiatribees. / By D.C. preacher of the Word at Billing-Magn. in Northamptonshire.
Cawdrey, Daniel, 1588-1664.
London,: Printed by Ralph Wood, for M. Wright, at the Kings Heads in the Old Bailey., 1658.
Hammond, Henry, 1605-1660. -- Account of Mr. Cawdry's triplex diatribe concerning superstition, wil-worship, and Christmass festivall -- Early works to 1800.
rejoinder to preface
1. The Preface of D. H. return'd.
2. Of my Title pages.
3. Of my Preface.
Exercitation. 1. Of Superstition.
Section, 1. In a just and methodical order of Tractation, the Discourse of Superstition should precede that of Will-worship, that being more general, this last a Special under it, &c.
Section, 2. Superstition in the general notion of it, is not un∣fitly defined by the learned School-man, A vice contrary to Religion in the excess, &c.
Section, 3. [And hence it may appear, that some are too short, in defigning the Species, or kindes of Supersti∣tion, &c. First, the learned School-man, who makes but three kindes of it, &c.]
Section, 4. [Superstition then, in this general notion, as an excess in Religion, hath as many Species, or kindes, as there are Commandments of the first Table. But it is no easie matter to discover all, &c.]
Section 15. Having thus made way for our debate with the Doctor by shewing the nature of Superstition, &c.
Section, 19. But he addes, Sect. 11. when Paul tells the Athe∣nians, Acts 17.22. They were,, &c.
Section 20. What Festus meant by,, Acts. 25.19. is not much material, it's like he spake it with scorn enough, &c.
Section 21. What Epicurus doctrine was, or what Heathens thought of the word,, we are not much solicitous, &c.
Section 22. From that large discourse, about the word, at last, Section, 27. the Doctor comes to apply it, to his purpose, &c.
Section 23, 24. The second Inconsequence he sayes, is this, [That the use of Ceremonies or Rites in the Worship of God, if not distinctly prescribed, &c.]
Sect. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. We acknowledge this assertion, that, [Superstition may and doth in some Authentick Writers, Sa∣cred especially, signifie a Nimiety, or Excess in Religion, &c.
Section 30. Of this kinde are those three sort of significant Ce∣remonies, &c.
Sect. 31.32. But herein the Doctor is again mistaken, that he sayes, &c.
Sect. 33. This question of a competent Judge, &c.
Section 34. The placing of more vertue in some things, then either naturally, or by the Rule of the word, or in the estimation of purer ages of the Church, may be thought, &c.
Sect. 35.36. The Nimiety must be, an excess of fear, or being afraid of God, when we need not, &c.
Sect. 37, 38, 39 And now we are come to another consideration of the last way, that he supposes, may be called Su∣perstition, that is, because men place Holiness in some observances, &c.
Sect. 40, 41, 42. But he goes on: [If my voluntary oblation, I per∣form as a voluntary oblation, &c.]
Sect. 43. And now the Doctor may be pleased to review, and if he will, recall his bitter, false, uncharitable conclusion, &c.
Exercitation. 2. Of Will-worship.
Sect. 1. Had the Reverend and Learned Doctor (as it be∣came him,) distinguished the words, either, in Greek, or Will-worship in English, &c.
Sect. 2. How oft, or seldom the Greek word is used in other Authors, or the Translators of the Old Testament, we shall not trouble our selves, &c.
Sect. 3. What the word,, in the place, Col. 2.23. signifieth, may indeed be gathered from the context, &c.
Sect. 4. That we have not mistaken the Doctors meaning, will appear by that which he addes, &c.
Sect. 5. The full importance of the words, vers. 22. (he says) is this, That when those abstinencies are imposed, &c.
Sect. 6. Yet let us hear wherein the Doctor places the dan∣ger, &c.
Sect. 7. And now we are come to the 23. verse, &c.
Sect. 8, 9. That the last part of the verse, not sparing the bo∣dy, &c.
Sect. 10. First he sayes, he will give his reasous, &c.
Sect. 13. A third reason is, because the Greek Fathers, &c.
Sect. 14, 15. The fourth reason, because by this way, that very obscure place may be conveniently understood, &c.
Sect. 16. 6. Reason it self assures us, that things done in the service of God, are not therefore ill, because Spontaneous, &c.
Sect. 17, 18. We have done with the first undertaking, &c.
Sect. 19. Another reason is, that among the Jewes, &c.
Sect. 20.21. A third ground of the abuse of the word, &c.
Sect. 22, 23. You must (sayes he) observe these things, &c.
Sect. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. The fourth occasion of the mistake (he says) is the use, &c.
Sect. 29. And now we are come to the third part of his un∣dertaking, concerning those voluntary oblations under the Law, &c.
Sect. 30. God commanded not David to build him a Temple, yet Davids intention in that designe is very ac∣ceptable, &c.
Sect. 31. The like may be answered for the other instance, he might (says he) have abstained from going up to Jerusalem, &c.
Sect. 32. The next of works of mercy, that though they be commanded in general, yet the quantum is not de∣fined, &c.
Sect. 33, 34. As for his instance of Prayer, for the manner, or frequency, &c. we answer very briefly, &c.
Sect. 39. We wave the four following Sections, &c. but cannot let pass, what he addes, about the dif∣ference, betwixt a Precept and Grace, &c.
Sect. 40.41. Object. Prudence will require us to do that which is fittest to be done, and so nothing is free; be an∣swers, &c.
Sect. 42. And here he confesses it's possible to offend, &c.
Quest. 1. Whether there be any virtues, not under command.
Quest. 2. Whether there be any perfection above command.
Quest. 3. Whether any perfection at all, in this life.
Quest. 4. Whether any degrees of perfe∣ction.
Quest. 5. Whether Virginity, voluntary Mar∣tyrdome, &c. be vertues or states of perfe∣ction.
Quest. 6. Whether there be a greater reward promised to such, then to Marriage, or works commanded by the Law.
Sect. 46. But then thirdly, (says he) the perfection we are commanded by Christ, is capable of degrees, &c.
Sect. 47. Whence it is apparent, &c.
Sect. 48. The next objection raised by him, &c.
Sect. 50, &c. And this makes way for another, and the last obje∣ction, &c.
Exercitation. 3. Of Christmas, and other Festivals.
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