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A JUDGEMENT CONCERNING THE DECRETAL EPISTLES. 183

no evil suspected of those who by their sacred mouth make [conficiunt] the Lord's body [corpus dominicum]. For with them to make [conficere] the body of the Lord, was no other than to make [conficere] the sacrament of the Lord's body, which was a part of the ministry of our Lord; for they who ministered the word of God, the same also perpetually broke bread and as Tertullian says, "anciently they were not St Paul, accustomed to receive the bread of the Lord save from the hands of those presiding over them-i. e. unless it had been sanctified by them.

Acts ii. xx.

And as to what concerns the honour of the priests, if only they were, as they ought to be, men who laboured both in the word and in doctrine, such as in that period it is highly credible that many were, [then] is it truly the position of venerable and honourable men. ED.]

DISPUTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS.

I.

DISPUTATION AT OXFORD BETWEEN

DR SMITH, WITH HIS COLLEAGUES

AND OTHER DOCTORS, AND

BISHOP RIDLEY.

II. THE ORDER AND MANNER OF THE

EXAMINATION OF DOCTOR RIDLEY

HAD THE 30TH DAY OF

SEPTEMBER,

1555,

BEFORE THE QUEEN'S COMMISSIONERS.

I.

DISPUTATION AT OXFORD

BETWEEN

DR SMITH,

WITH HIS OTHER COLLEAGUES AND DOCTORS,

AND

BISHOP RIDLEY.

REPRINTED FROM FOX'S ACTS AND MONUMENTS.

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