Speculum ecclesiasticum, or, An ecclesiastical prospective-glass Wherein may be clearly seen the doctrine of the primitive church for the first 500 years after our Saviour; especially as to the chiefest points in debate between Protestants and Roman Catholicks, viz. The visible and continued succession of the church: that the pope or bishop of Rome is the true successor of St. Peter, and supream head of the universal church: the churches infallibility: and its unity: and also the real preaence of the body and blood of Christ in the blessed sacrament: auricular confession and and absolution: invocation and prayer to saints: purgatory and prayer for the dead. And lastly, that apostolical tradition is the true rule of faith. All which is plainly prov'd, both by Holy Scripture, and the undenyable testimony of primitve fathers, in the first 500 years. During which time, the church is by the consent of the chiefest leading Protestants acknowledg'd to be in its purity, ... cities.
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|Imprint:||London : printed by Nathaniel Thompson at the entrance into Old-Spring-Garden near Charing-Cross, anno Domini MDCLXXXVII. |
|Series:||Early English books online.