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VISED, ENLARGED, and CONTINUED to the YFAR 1751,

BY JOHN RUTTY.

FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY WILLIAM PHILLIPS,

GEORGE YARD, LOMBARD STREET.

1811,

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Part. I.

The faith of the primitive Christians considered as a

lively operative one.-An apostacy succeeded, ini.
which that was loft.--That apostacy was brought
on, and the Christian religion corrupted by the
pretended vicars and representatives of Christ Jesus.
- The ground of the apostacy, the corruption of
human nature, and particularly pride, fomented by
riches and large revenues annexed to the church.
-The pride and policy of the pope and his

ministers exemplified in their arrogating the name

and power of the church to themselves, in enjoin.

ing celibacy to those called the clergy.-The bishop

of Rome's assuming a supremacy over all other

bishops; his claiming the supreme direction over

universities, and the power of licensing books, and

his setting up a dominion over kings and emperors;

his extreme and peculiar cruelty, and his monstrous

covetousness shewn.-A short sketch of the popish

corruptions, of the primitive discipline and doctrine,

whilst a time of gross ignorance prevailed.

7 rein

Part II.

In the most dark and ignorant ages a faithful few were

preserved, who testified against the prevailing cor-
ruptions of the times, some of which are specified,
as Claudius Bishop of Turin, Petrus de Bruis,
Henricus ex Monacho, Hildegardis and Bridget,
two prophetesses, Waldo, from whom the Wala
denses, John Wickliff, Walter Brute, John Hus,
Jerom of Prague, Luther, Zuinglius, Melancton,
Ecolampadius, and others; Tindal's translation
of the Bible, and the remarkable opposition of the
clergy to it; the progress of the reformation gra.
dual; the defects of the reformation traced in some

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