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CHA P. III. The Rashness of his Afertion, which he promiserb to

prove in four Particulars, . 1. The Opinion, if it were taken from the Roman Doétors, may

be good, 2, 3,4. That it is not taken from the Roman Doktors, 5. A short Answer to bis Autbcrities, 6.

The Text,

CH A P. IV. The Opinion, that Scbism is as great a Sin as Mur

ther or Áclultery, prov'd to be not against Scripture, $. 1. Objections answered, 2. 1 Cor. 13. 1, 2, 3. explain's and vindicated, 3. Two Texts in St. Luke reconciled, and their meaning set forth, 4.

Dr. Sherlock vindicated, 5. What Agreement necessary, 6. Separation from the Authority of the Church, Separation from the Church, 7. The Citations from Mr. Hooker and Dr. Stillingfleet considered, 8. His Argument retorted, 9. Mr. Dodwell defended, 10, 11. That Schism destroys Charity, 12. The Author's mothermistake confuted, 13.

CH A P. V. The Author's Inconfiftency in his pretended De

figns, §.1. A general Answer to his Question, Are they damn’d? 2. The Question unreasonable, 3. An Answer to the Instance of the Pharisees and Sadducees, 4. To the Dispute among the Disciples, 5. To the several Instances of the murmuring Grecians, the Jews contending with Peter, the Contention at Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, 6. To the Divisions among the Corinthians, 7. His Instance in Dintrephes, &c. full against himself, 8. The Difference in the Church of Rome concerning Meats an: Days considered, 9. The Opinion (if true) That St. Peter an: St. Paul were at the same time


Bishops of Rome no Precedent for the future, 10 His Guels from Clemens Romanus proved groundIcy, and St. Jerom's Mistake shewn, I1. The dif ferent Observation of Easter cleared, 12. The Novaiian Schison, both at Rome and Carthage, confidered, 13. The Contest between St. Cyprian and Stephen Bishop of Rome examined, and found to make nothing for bis purpose, 14. The Case of Origen and bis Writings as little, 15. So also the Difference between Petrus Alexandrinus and Meletius, 16. Nor the Bishops mutual Accusations burnt by the Emperor Constantine, any thing affe£t this matter, 17. The Case of the Audeans consi

dered, 18. And also that of Liberius and Fælix - and af Damasus and Urficinus, 19. And that of

Lucifer Calaritanus, 20. And of Aerius, 21. Of Priscillian, 22. The Divisions at Antioch after the Deposition of Eustathius, 23. The Case of the Donatiits, 24. Of St. Chrysostom and the Joannites, 25. Of the Acephali or Hæsitantes, 26. Of Austin and the Britons, 27. Of imposing the Gregorian Liturgy, 28. Of Ignatius and Photius, 29. Of the Schism between the Greek and Latin Churches, 30. Of several in the Popedom, 31. Of the Albigenfes and Waldenses, 32. Of the Jesuits and secular Priests, &c. 33. The Allthor's Inconfistency, 34. Of the Lutherans and Calvinists, and the Remonstrants and Antiremonftrants, 35. His Partiality to the Hugonots, 36. And Malice against Episcopacy, 37. And the Non-jurors, 38. A general Answer to the Case of Protestant Disenters, 39.

CH A P. VI. The Question not fairly stated, and how it ought to i have beei, . 1. St. Cyprian cleared from the Slander cast on him, 2. How far the Fatbers may be rely'd on, and the two Archbishops Whitgift and Laud vindicated, 3. The Author's Concession, and impertinent Citation of St. Auguftine, 4. Whether St. Cyprian be in this Café mistaken, and Schismaticks be in or out of the Church, 5. St. Augustine, Optatus and St.Chryfoftom vindicated, 6, 7. 8. The rest of the Fathers cleared from his Aspersions, 9. His ridliculous summing np. bis Evidence, with his Threatning at the end of it, 1o.

CH A P. VII. The Case of Communion with Schismaticks ami ign

ously propounded by the Author, more clearly explain'd, $. 1, The Fathers defended against bis Objetions, 2. His Denial of the Asertion not true. 3. The Rules of the Primitive Church against Communion with Schismaticks, 4. Concerning the Force of Ecclesiajtical Canons, 5. The Disuse of ancient Discipline, whether by Papists or others, no good Plea in bis Case, 6. The Mitigation of Punishment in the offending Clergy against him, 7. The Case of two Bishops in me City, 8. His Argument barrowed from Mr. Selden not good, 9. The Case of the Lapsi against him, 10. The Plea of the Orthodox Communicn with Novatians at Constantinople answered, 11. And that of the Orthodox with Arians at Atitioch, 12. His Inference from the Example of Satyrus trifling, 13. Other Instances already answered, and bis Boast vain, 14. That Schismatical Communion endangers the Faith, 15. St. Cyprian wronged by, and the Episcopal Power explained against bim, 16. The Design of the Allthor discovered and courfuted, 17. His Citation from St.Cyprian full against bim and bis Party; and farther, the Power of the Civil Magistrate in Religious Affairs confidered, 18.



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That they ought better to explain their Meaning

concerning Occafional Conformity, $. 1. His Ex-
planation leaves it more in the dark, 2. Hypo-
critical Occasional Conformity both condemned

and maintained by them, 3. He doth not discharge Occasional Conformity from Hypocrisie, much less prove it not finful otherways : Their Actions no Rule to us, 4, 5. Want of other Opportunity, or Eloquence of the Preacher, no warrant to join in a Schismatical Communion, 6. The Obječtions made stand firm and good against bini, 7. 8. Ar. Baxter's Example confidered, 9.

Tbat the Reason be urgetb, and Examples he brings, do not reach or affect the Case, 10. His Answer to the Obječtion weak, but bis Discovery plain, 11. None of the best Council given, but refused for worse ; which yet will not support Occasional Conformity, 12. His Reasons to induce others to it frivolous, 13, 14. His Examples as bad, 15, 16. His idle Pretences and Projeāts for strengthening the Church, 17, 18. And ends in the old foam Cry of Popery, 19.

Four Questions propounded, 5. 1. The first resolved, 2.

The second proposed, and some things premised, 3.
Schism a continue: Sin, 4. Fruitful of many other
Sins, 5. An infeftious Sin, 6. A rejetting of God's
Authority, 7. An irreclaimable and most dange-
rous Sin, 8. The third Question propounde:t and
resolv’d, 9, 10, 11. The last Question re-
Joli'd, 12, 13, 14, 15. The Conclufion, 16.


Moderation in Fashion :

An Answer to a late Treatise,
Written by Mr. Francis Talents,

A short History of Schism, &c.


Discouragements of Writing, 6.1. Several Enemies

of the Church, and who most dangerous, 2. Their several ways of attacking the Church, 3. The Person wrote against, 4. The Title considered, 5.


(1.) TN times; wherein Religion is fiercely at

tack'd from all Quarters, and Matters are carry'd by Bullying and Braving, by

Noise, Lies and Slanders; though there never can be more need, yet there is small Encouragement for a sincere good Man to set Pen to Paper, and hazard himself against a brutish Crew, who proclaim War against Heaven, and account nothing so much their Enemy as an immoveable Honest Man. For when an Atheistical Toland is



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