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Jus divinum. The Westminster Assembly and the divine right of church government.

Author: John R De Witt
Publisher: Kampen, J.H. Kok, 1969.
Dissertation: Proefschrift--Kampen.
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De Witt, John Richard.
Jus divinum.
Kampen, J.H. Kok, 1969
(OCoLC)601809455
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R De Witt
OCLC Number: 31994
Notes: "Propositions": [4] p. inserted.
Description: xii, 261 pages 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Westminster Assembly: its background and convocation : An assembly of learned, godly, and judicious divines ; The Westminster divines ; The Jerusalem Chamber ; The Solemn League and Covenant --
2. The controversy begins : Methodological differences ; The seat of church power ; The Church of England a true church ; Pastor and teacher ; The ruling elder ; The office of deacon ; A demonstration of peaceableness and amicability ; An Apologeticall Narration --
3. The controversy continues --
debates on presbytery, 1644 : The smoke of battle ; The independents on the offensive ; An appeal to Caesar ; The affirmative begun ; Attempts at accommodation ; The Presbyterians advance ; Cromwell and accommodation ; The breach widens --
4. The controversy ends --
the final break : George Gillespie and his plea for accommodation ; Yet another accommodation attempt ; The gauntlet flung down ; A period of waiting ; "They have scorned us" ; Remonstrance and Answer ; The final demand: toleration! --
5. Church censures and excommunication : Some preliminary considerations: a certain ambiguity ; Some historical antecedents ; Early hints of trouble ahead ; A claim of divine right ; A catalogue of notorious and scandalous sins ; Parliamentary commissioners ; Something to assert a Jus divinum ; Parliamentary reaction: the formulation of the Queries ; "Distinct from the Civil Magistrate" ; The famous nine Queries and a breach of privilege --
6. The Jus divinum of church government : An unsatisfying resolution ; "Is it so small a thing to have the sword that they must have the keys also?" ; The Assembly laboriously at work on its answers ; Why the Assembly did not complete its answers: some historical sidelights ; Jus divinum regiminis ecclesiastici ; An ambiguous end.

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