Table of Contents

The Church Defended: the reformation of the laws and orders ecclesiastical in the Church of England: Volume 2

Book V: Dedication

Table of Contents

Chapter i: True religion is the root of all ture Virtutes...

chapter ii: The most extreme opposite true religion...

Chapter iii: Of Superstition, and the root thereof, either misguided zeal...

Chapter iv: Of the redress of superstition in God's Church, and concerning the question of this Book

Chapter v: Four general propositions demanding that which may reasonably be granted

Chapter vi: The first proposition touching judgment what things are convenient in the outward public ordering of church affairs

Chapter vii: The second proposition

Chapter viii: The third proposition

Chapter ix: The fourth proposition

Chapter x: The rule of men's private spirits not safe in these cases to be followed

Chapter xi: Place for the public service of God

Chapter xii: The solemnity of erecting churches condemned by Bar...

Chapter xiii: Of the names whereby we distinguish our churches

Chapter xiv: Of the fasion of our churches

Chapter xv: The sumptuousness of churches

Chapter xvi: What holiness and virtue we ascribe to the Church more than other places

Chapter xvii: Their pretence that would have Churches utterly razed

Chapter xviii: Of public teaching or preaching, and the first kind thereof of catechising

Chapter xix: Of preaching by reading publicly the books of the holdy Scripture...

Chapter xx:Of preaching by the public

Chapter xxi: Of preaching by sermons...

Chapter xx: What they attribute to sermons only, and what we to reading also

Chapter xxiii: Of prayer

Chapter xxiv: Of public prayer

Chapter xxv Of the Form of common Prayer

Chapter xxvi: Form of Common Prayer

Chapter xxvii: Of them who allow a set of Common Prayer, yet allow not ours

Chapter xxviii: The Form of our Liturgy too near the Papists...

Chapter xxix: Attire belonging to the service of God

Chapter xxx: Of Gesture in praying...

Chapter xxxi: Easiness of praying after our form

Chapter xxxii: The length of our service

Chapter xxxiii: Instead of such prayers as the primitive Churches have used...

Chapter xxxiv: Lesson intermingled with our prayers

Chapter xxxv: The number of our prayers for earthly things...

Chapter xxxvi: The people's saying after the Minister

Chapter xxxvii: Our manner of reading the Psalms...

Chapter xxxviii: Of Music with Psalms

Chapter xxxix: Of singing or saying Psalms and other parts of Common Prayer...

Chapter xl: Of Magnificat, Benedictus, and Nunc Dimittis

Chapter xli: Of the Litany

Chapter xlii: Of Athanasius' Creed and Gloria Patri

Chapter xliii: Our want of particular thanksgiving

Chapter xliv: In some things the Matter of our Prayer as they affirm, unsound

Chapter xlv: When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death...

Chapter xlvi: Touching prayer for deliverance from sudden death

Chapter xlvii: Prayer that those things which we for our unworthiness dare not ask God...

Chapter xlviii: Prayer to be evermore delivered from all adversity

Chapter xlix: Prayer that all men may find mercy...

Chapter l: Of the name, the author, and the force of sacraments...

Chapter li: That God is in Christ...

Chapter lii: The misinterpretations which heresy hath made...

Chapter liii: That by the union of the one with the other nature in Christ...

Chapter liv: What Christ hasth obtained according to the flesh

Chapter lv: Of the personal presence of Christ...

Chapter lvi: the union of mutual participation which is between Christ and the Church of Christ...

Chapter lvii: The necessity of Sacraments...

Chapter lviii: The substance of Baptism...

Chapter lix: The ground in Scripture...

Chapter lx: What kind of necessity in outward baptism...

Chapter lxi: What things in baptism

Chapter lxii: Whether baptism by women

Chapter lxiii: Interrogatories in Baptism...

Chapter lxiv: Interrogatories proposed unto infants in baptism...

Chapter lxv: Of the Cross in Baptism

Chapter lxvi: Of Confirmation after Baptism

Chapter lxvii: Of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ

Chapter lxviii: Of faults noted in the Form of administering the Holy Communion

Chapter lxix: Of festival days and the natureal causes of their convenient institution

Chapter lxx: The manner of celebrating festival days

Chapter lxxi: Exceptions against our keeping of other festival days besides the sabboth

Chapter lxxii: Of days appointed as well for ordinary, as for extraordinary Fasts in the Church of God

Chapter lxxiii: The celebration of Martimony

Chapter lxxiv: Churching of women

Chapter lxxv: Of the rites of Burial

Chapter lxxvi: Of the nature of that Ministry which serveth for performance of divine duties in the Church of God...

Chapter lxxvii: Of power given unto men to execute that heavenly office...

Chapter lxxviii: Of Degrees, whereby the power of order is distinguished; and concerning the attire of ministers

Chapter lxxix: Of Oblations, Foundations, Endowments, Tithes, all intended for perpetuity of Relgion...

Chapter lxxx: Of Ordinations lawful without Title, and without any popluar Election precedent...

Chapter lxxxi: Of Learning that should be in Ministers, thier Residence, and the number of their Livings

Appendix I: Fragments of an Answer to the Letter of certain English Protestants

Appendix II: Concerning the New Church Discipline

Indexes

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