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PREFA C E.
HE Occafion of writing thefe Letters.
The Author of the Letter to a Romish Priest. VIII
Her great Knowledge in the Popish Controversy. ix
An Account of the Third Part of this Book, and its Author,
The Author of the Antidote against Popery.
The Defign of the rest of the Book
Some Reflections upon a late Difcourse against the Holy Eu
charift's being a true commemorative Sacrifice.
The Doctrine of this Sacrifice afferted in a Discourse printed in
By the Author of the Clergy-man's Vade Mecum.
The Answerer's Contempt of the Fathers animadverted upon.
Mr. Bingham's Teftimony to the Doctrine of the Chriftian
Part of a Prayer in Bishop Andrew's Greek and Latin De-
A Citation out of the Apoftolical Canons.
Mr. Mede mifreprefented by the Anfwerer in many Places.
And to all the Eucharistical Offices of the ancient Churches.
A Teftimony of Bishop Beverege brought against him. 1
The Doctrine of Briffonius concerning the Nature of a Sacri-
Пego pegen, & Offerre, ufed in the Greek and Latin Churches
The Word Sacrament not to be found in Scripture.
Several Reasons why this Author could not be Dr. Kennet.
Dr. Jo. Edward's Strictures flighted
The CONTENTS of the LETTERS,
Lady inclinable to embrace the Roman Communion
The Vices objected against Hen. 8. or any other of the Refor-
mers no just Argument against the Reformation.
The Method propos'd by the D. in order to refettle her in
the Church of England. Two Books in the mean time re-
A Letter of Thanks from the Lady to the D. with the
Request of a Conference with him; which is granted. 5
Several Objections made by the Lady against the Church of Eng-
land. Obj. 1. Against the many Herefies and Schifms, &c.
amongst us fince the Reformation. A Book wrote by the
D. fome time ago, recommended to her perufal to clear that
Obj. 2. The Neceffity of an infallible Judge. The Answer
referred to at the end of this Collection.
The laft Objection whereupon she laid the greatest Stress was
against the Validity of our Ordinations
A Paper left by the Lady with the D in Answer to that part
of her Book (recommended to her reading) concerning the
Novelty of the Roman Faith, to which he defired a Re-
ply, which is the occafion of the following Treatise.
The moft material Contents of the foremention'd Paper.
Every Doctrine of Faith not neceffary to be known by every
in oppofition to new Errors, no coining of new Doctrines, 10
This to be done, as often as Errors arife, by the Succeffors of
the Apostles as they themselves did. Acts 15. ver. 6, and
12, and by the fame Authority.
Such new Apoftolical Declarations (as he terms them) against
new Errors, are to be register'd into the Catholick Creed, as
1 fo many new Articles; yet the Doctrine not new, being the
fame once delivered to the Saints.
His Answer to the Challenge in the D's Book, Where was
the Church and Trent Doctrine before Luther? By af-
ferting the Antiquity of the Doctrines charged upon the
He charges Proteftants with living in Schifm from the Catho-
A farther Affertion of the Antiquity of thofe Doctrines, which
His Defence of the Bishop of Meaux against Dr. Bull.
The Term Catholick Church explain'd, with fome Reflexions
The D's Answer to the Letter fent by the Lady with the fore-
mention'd Paper enclofed, wherein he complains of the weak
and fallacious Arguments made ufe of as an Answer to the
Paffages referr'd to in his Book, and to which he promises a
Another Letter from the D. to the Lady, wherein he defires a
Conference that he might make her fenfible of the want of
Truth and Ingenuity in the Author of the Paper above-
The Lady's Anfwer, expreffing fome Scruples and Doubts, &c.
The D's Return to that Letter, wherein he Jeems to doubt
whether her Lapfe be recoverable. However defires the
Author's Vindication of his Paper, or promises a publik
Another Letter from the Lady, wherein the affures the D
She is not yet so far gone, but won'd be willing to fee his
The D's congratulatory Answer that she is not yet departed
wholely from the Church of England.
Another Letter from the Lady farther importuning the D's
Answer to the Paper.
to the Objection laft mention'd; but feems to retain her Scruples in other Points, from a Book fhe fends the D. together with a short Vindication of the Paper of the Faith once deliver'd to the Saints. 27 The Vindication of the Paper of the Faith once deliver'd to the Saints. Wherein he makes the Doctrines of the Council of Trent the Doctrines of the Holy Catholick Apoftolick Church; and as there can be but one Holy Catholick Apoftolick Church, fo all Chriftians are bound to her Determinations. 28, 29 The D's Anfwer, he refers her to the Answer to that Book, entituled Nubes Teftium. Complains of the weakness of the Vindication, wherein he only afferts without proving any thing. Concludes his Letter with ferious Advice, and a hearty Prayer. 29, 30, 31 Another Letter from the Lady, wherein he renews her Objection against the Validity of our Ordination, particularly from the omiffion of thofe Words in our Ordinal at the ordaining of a Prieft, Receive thou a Power to offer Sacrifice as well for the Living as for the Dead. The D's Anfwer, wherein thofe Objections are fully answer'd, as first the mifapplication of the Text, 2 Cor. xii. 14. 33 The having Orders from the Church of Rome (if granted) no Argument to oblige us indifpenfably to take that Church for our Guide, when he has departed from the Truth. 34 The Words, Receive thou a Power, &c. not used in the Church Ordinals for above a thousand Years from Christ, prov'd from their own Writers. Another Letter from the D. to know what Satisfaction fhe receiv'd from the former.
The Lady's Anfwer, wherein he still professing her felf a Member of the Church of England, acknowledging the great Satisfaction he has receiv'd from the D's Arguments. But at last feems to ground her greatest Prejudi ces against the Church of England from fome unjustifiable Practices the Members of that Church have taken up. 37, 38 The D's Reply, wherein he repeats the Danger of converfing alone with Enemies to our Religion. The Prejudices taken against the Church of England from the Defection of fome of her Members from their ancient Doctrines, no good Argument for deserting her. Especially not to be objected