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A Clear Account of the Ancient Episcopacy; Proving It to Have Been Parochial, and Therefore Inconsistent with the Present Model of Diocesan Episcopacy. Wherein the Several Pretentions for the Divine Right of the Latter Are Fully Examin'd. and Mr. Boyse's (Paperback) Loot Price: R486
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A Clear Account of the Ancient Episcopacy; Proving It to Have Been Parochial, and Therefore Inconsistent with the Present Model...

A Clear Account of the Ancient Episcopacy; Proving It to Have Been Parochial, and Therefore Inconsistent with the Present Model of Diocesan Episcopacy. Wherein the Several Pretentions for the Divine Right of the Latter Are Fully Examin'd. and Mr. Boyse's (Paperback)

Joseph Boyse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1712 Excerpt: ...secundum honorum vocabtti la qua jam Ecclejia usus obtinuit, Epifcopus Presbytero major jfo, &c. Ep. 19. ad Hieron. 1 HA VIN G gone thro1 the Testimonies of the most: celebrated Writers of the Three First Centuries, Ilhall make a few Reflexions on 'em in order to the clearing the true State of the Controversy. And here I shall distinctly consider Matter of F 8, and Matter of Righu As to Matter of FaB, I think it does sorhciently appear, that no such Distinction between Bishop and Presbyter obtain'd in the Apoflle's'Time; nor had obtain'd in the Church of Corinth when Clemens wrote his Epistle to it, which seems to be the' most valuable and uncon tested Monument of Primitive Antiquity. If the Epistles of Ignatius publiflYd by Voffms from the Florentine Copy be genuine, tis certain that some Superiority of a Bishop above' Presbyters had then obtain'd in the Eastern Churches; but then 'tis as certain, that this Episcopacy was only Congregational or Parochial. The Bijhop's Churcib sot the Two First Centuries at least was no larger than a single Congregation, whose Members were capable of Personal Communion, and each Episcopal Church had but one Altar or Communion-Table belonging to it. Nor does there appear any Evidence, that Episcopal Churches did in the Third Century generally exceed those Bounds. And even in such Great Cities as Rome and Alexandria, the Episcopal Church appears not to be larger than one of our over-grown PdrOchidl Churches, that has several Chappels of Ease belonging to it, nor perhaps to have more Members belonging to it than some large Parishes in London. But for the far greatest Part of Episcopal Churches in that Age, (even St. Cyprian's Church at Carthage not excepted) they appear to be no larger than' such Parochial ones, where...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Joseph Boyse
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-70902-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-70902-7
Barcode: 9781130709025

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