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CONTENTS

N Introduction, p. I. Chap. I: The

Primitive Notion of a particular
Church confider’d, p. 3. The En-

quirer asserts a Congregational form
of it, p. 4. His first Authority from Irenæus
for it, proves' nothing to his purpose, p. 5.
His 2d is a précarious Construction of Diony-
fius Alexandrinus's Words, and inconsistent
with that Fathers account of his own Church of
Alexandria,p. 6. &c. His 3d and last Autho-
rity from Tertullian is rather á meer Oversight,
than an Argument, p. 13.

His Observation
of the word. Church (rarely used for a Collecti-
on of Churches) shewn to be neither material,
nor just, p, 14.' He divides Church Mem-
bers and Ministers aright; but in the respe-
Stive Offices he assigns them, he vastly differs
from the Ancients, p. 16. His Misapprehen-
foon of the different Powers conferr'd by the
Apoft les on the several Elders they ordain'd, a

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main ground for his Mistake ; yet easy to be
rett ifjd by fome Observations of his own, if
apply'd to it, p. 17. &c. But to carry on that
Mifake, he Ayles the fingle Bishop of any
Church, the Supream Bishop of it, contrary to
the Language of all Antiguity, p. 23. And
thereby defeats that Catholick' Teft of Distin-
&tion between Truth and Heresy of old, viz.
the Apostolical Bishop in every true Church of
Chrift, p. 24. The artful slé he makes of the

Jeveral Titles of his Supreme Bishop, p. 26.

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one Church in it, p. 81. The great Absurdity
of affirming the See of Antioch to have but
one Congregation in it, p. 83. The like of the
See of Rome, p. 88. And of the See of
Carthage, p. 93. And of that of Alexan-
dria, p. 99. Some short Remarks on Bishops
placed in Villages, p. 104. .

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HE Sense of Antiquity about several

parts of the Episcopal Charge, compared
with that of the Enquirer's, p. 109. The
Primitive manner of placing a Bishop in a
vacant See, misrepresented in the Enquiry;
Original Right not distinguish'd from fome parti

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cular Practice in that matter, p. 113. Holy
Scripture places the intire Power of Ordination
in the Persons of the Governors of the Church,
p. 118. The Apostles used that Pomer accordi
ingly (ibid) and so did those secondary Apostles
St. Paul 'And St. Barnabas, p. 120. The
true Construction of Acts, 14, 23. can mean
nothing else, p. 121.

The like Authority was
personally invested in Timothy and Tirus, p.
124. Those Texts, 1 Tim. 3, 2, 10. and
Tit. I, 16. That Bilhops and Deacons must
be first proy'd and found blameless, imply no

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