A digest of Hooker's treatise on the laws of ecclesiastical polity

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Contents

How Reason leads men to frame Human Laws for the government of Bodies Politic and Social Communities
16
Why God hath revealed Supernatural Laws for mans guidance
23
Why many Natural or Rational laws are in Scripture
27
The benefit of having Divine Laws written
28
The sufficiency of Scripture for its object
29
Of the positive Laws in Scripture the mutability of some of them and the general use of Scripture
32
showing how all the foregoing points bear upon the present enquiry
34
CONCERNING THE POSITION HELD BY THOSE WHO URGE REFORMA
39
An Answer to alleged proofs out of the Fathers
47
A declaration of what is the Truth in the foregoing
55
Whether the Scripture ought necessarily to contain
66
That hereby we do not derogate from the authority
70
Whether Christ meant His laws to be utterly unchange
88
BOOK IV
99
The objectors by their explanation confute their
105
An answer to the assertion That the analogy of Gods
108
An objection against the alleged Jewish nature of
117
Blame imputed because we follow not the example
125
BOOK V
131
Atheism
133
Of Superstition arising from misguided Zeal or ignorant Fear
134
The charge of Superstition investigated
135
Four Postulates laid down as principles of argumen tation
137
The second Postulate
138
The third Postulate
139
Mens private judgment not a safe rule
141
Solemnities in the Erection and Dedication of Churches defended
143
Of the Names given to our Churches
144
Of the alleged Splendour of our Churches
145
Of the imputed Sanctity of our Churches 14C XVII Churches not to be razed on the allegation of having been abused to Idolatry
146
Of Public Teaching or Preaching the first mode is by Catechisms
148
A third mode of Preaching is by reading the Apo cryphal Books and Homilies
149
Preaching by Sermons not the only way of teaching saving Truths
151
Comparative effects of Sermons and Scriptural Les sons
153
On Prayer
159
On Public Prayer
160
On the Form of Common Prayer or Liturgy
161
Objections against a Set Form of Common Prayer answered
162
Objections against our Form of Prayer
163
On the alleged too near conformity of our Liturgy with that of the Church of Rome
164
Of Gesture and Change of Place in officiating
166
On the Athanasian Creed and the Gloria Patri
184
On the alleged Unsoundness of some parts of our Liturgy
185
On the first alleged unsound phrase
186
On the second alleged unsound phrase
187
On the third alleged unsound phrase
188
On the fifth alleged unsound phrase
192
On the Sacraments as divinelyappointed Means of Salvation
194
On the Incarnation of the Word who is very God
195
On the Heresies respecting our Lords Incarnation
197
Christs Divine and Human Nature inseparable but yet not confounded the essential properties of each remaining the same
201
On the results of Christs assuming humanity
202
On Christs Omnipresence how understood in reference to His Humanity
205
On the Communion between Christ and His Church
209
Sacraments necessary to a Participation of Christ
214
On Baptism and its Essentials
215
The Scripturewarrant for outward Baptism
216
How far Baptism is necessary to Salvation
217
On the things that may be dispensed with in Bap
220
On the Scriptural character of Confirmation after
234
LXVI1I On sundry alleged faults in our Communion Service
242
Objections against Festivals answered and their
250
On the Christian Ministry its object and use
264
On Distinctive Degrees amongst the Clergy
271
On the competent Learning of Ministers on their
287
ON ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION
300
Of the doctrine of Satisfaction as a part of the discipline
316
On Absolution of Penitents and its prerequisites actual
322
BOOK VII
332
On the nature and manner of the Power which Bishops
343
On ancient objections to Episcopacy as held by Aerius
352
Episcopacy alleged to be unnecessary
358
On the Civil Power and Authority exercised by
365
On the Honour and Respect paid to Bishops being
371
On Honours by Endowments with Lands and Livings
378
Ecclesiastical Property entrusted to the Clergy as Gods
382
The Sacrilegious Injustice of confiscating Ecclesiastical
388
BOOK VIII
399
The nature of our Sovereigns Supremacy the foun
407
Our Kings Ecclesiastical Supremacy formed on
417
The Kings Supremacy shown in the power of sum
428
On the Appointment to Bishopricks being vested
439

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Page 89 - And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments ; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
Page 185 - When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Page iii - Certainly, it is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
Page 42 - Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Page 176 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess ; but be filled with the spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Page 385 - Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple ? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar ? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel.
Page 89 - And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire : ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude ; only ye heard a voice.
Page 341 - Till through instinct of the devil there grew in the church factions, and among the people it began to be professed, I am of Paul, I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, churches were governed by the common advice of presbyters ; but when every one began to reckon those whom...
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