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DIVINE RULE

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FAITH AND PRACTICE;

OR,

A DEFENCE OF THE CATHOLIC DOCTRINE

THAT

HOLY SCRIPTURE

HAS BEEN SINCE THE TIMES OF THE APOSTLES

THE SOLE DIVINE RULE OF FAITH AND PRACTICE TO THE CHURCH,

AGAINST THE DANGEROUS ERRORS OF

THE AUTHORS OF THE TRACTS FOR THE TIMES,

AND THE ROMANISTS,

AS, PARTICULARLY, THAT THE RULE OF FAITH IS MADE UP OF SCRIPTURE AND

TRADITION TOGETHER;'

:' &c.

IN WHICH ALSO THE DOCTRINES OF

The Apostolical Succession, the Eucharistic Sacrifice, &c.

ARE FULLY DISCUSSED.

By WILLIAM GOODE, M.A.

OP TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; RECTOR OF ST. ANTHOLIN, LONDON.

Hæretici quum ex Scripturis arguuntur, in accusationem convertuntur ipsarum Scrip-
turarum, ... quia varie sint dictæ, et quia non possit ex his inveniri veritas ab his qui ne-
seiant Traditionem. Non enim per litteras traditam illam, sed per vivam vocem.--IRENÆUS.

Φανερα εκπτωσις πιστεως και υπερηφανιας κατηγορια, η αθετειν τι των
γεγραμμενων, η επεισαγειν των μη γεγραμμενων.-BASIL.

Ανταρκεις εισιν αι αγιαι και θεοπνευστοι γραφαι προς την της αληθειας
απαγγελιαν.-ATHANASILς. .

I see not how you differ from that opinion which is THE GROUND OF ALL ParisTRY,
that is, that all things necessary unto salvation are not EXPRESSED in the Scriptures .
There is nothing necessary to eternal life which is not both commanded and expressed
in the Scripture. I count it expressed when it is either in manifest words contained in
Scripture, or thereof gathered by necessary collection.- ARCHBISHOP Whitgift.

We of the Church of England affirm that the Scriptures contain a COMPLETE RULE OF
FAITH AND PRACTICE, and we reject every doctrine and precept as essential to salvation,
or to be obeyed as divine, which is not supported by their authority.-BISHOP TOMLINE.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

1842.

110 h. 166.

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TRINTED BY G. J. PALMER, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

TO

THE MOST REV.

WILLIAM, LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,

AND

THE RIGHT REV.

CHARLES JAMES, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,

THIS WORK

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY

TIIEIR OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

Tue movement that has lately taken place in our Church under the auspices of the Authors of the Tracts for the Times, whatever may be the view taken of it, must be admitted to be one of a very important kind. Whether for good or evil, the degree of developement it has already attained, amply shows that its success must be attended with a great and thorough change in the principles and practices of our Church in various most important points.

That such would be the case, was for a long time studiously concealed from public view. So much caution, indeed, was exercised in the earlier part of their career by the Tractators, that to none but those who were somewhat acquainted with the controversial writings of divines on the points touched upon, so as to see the full force and tendency of the terms used, was it apparent whither they were going; though to such, I may add, it was abundantly evident. And the first intimation of it to the public mind was in the very seasonable publication of Mr. Froude's Remains, a work which clearly and most opportunely revealed the real spirit and views of the (to use Mr. Froude's own term) " conspirators” against the present order of things in our Church. As time has advanced, and the number of their adherents increased, the reserve formerly practised has been gradually thrown aside. Perhaps, indeed, their own views have become

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