Presbytery and not prelacy : the scriptural and primitive polity, proved from the testimonies of scripture, the fathers, the schoolmen, the reformers, and the English and oriental churches : also, the antiquity of presbytery, including an account of the ancient Culdees, and of St. Patrick (Book, 1843) [WorldCat.org]
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Presbytery and not prelacy : the scriptural and primitive polity, proved from the testimonies of scripture, the fathers, the schoolmen, the reformers, and the English and oriental churches : also, the antiquity of presbytery, including an account of the ancient Culdees, and of St. Patrick
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Presbytery and not prelacy : the scriptural and primitive polity, proved from the testimonies of scripture, the fathers, the schoolmen, the reformers, and the English and oriental churches : also, the antiquity of presbytery, including an account of the ancient Culdees, and of St. Patrick

Author: Thomas Smyth
Publisher: Boston : Crocker and Brewster ; New York : Robert Carter, Jonathan Leavitt, and Wiley and Putnam ; Philadelphia : J. Whetham and Son, William S. Martien, and Perkins and Purves ; Cincinnati : Weed and Wilson ; Pittsburgh : Thomas Carter ; Charleston ; S. Hart, Sen., and McCarter and Allen ; London : Wiley and Putnam, 1843.
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Smyth, Thomas, 1808-1873.
Presbytery and not prelacy.
Boston : Crocker and Brewster ; New York : Robert Carter, Jonathan Leavitt, and Wiley and Putnam ; Philadelphia : J. Whetham and Son, William S. Martien, and Perkins and Purves ; Cincinnati : Weed and Wilson ; Pittsburgh : Thomas Carter ; Charleston : S. Hart, Sen., and McCarter and Allen ; London : Wiley and Putnam, 1843
(OCoLC)656731782
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Smyth
OCLC Number: 2108400
Description: 568 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Book I: Presbytery, the Scriptural and Apostolical order of the Church of Christ --
Chapter I: The true Apostolical or ministerial succession claimed by Presbyterians --
Chapter II: The claims of Presbytery to the ministerial succession sustained by the condition of the church during our Lord's ministry --
Chapter III: The claims of presbytery to the true Apostolical or ministerial succession, sustained by the character and condition of the church when our Lord ascended up into Heaven --
Chapter IV. The claims of presbytery to the ministerial succession sustained by an appeal to the apostolic age of the church --
Chapter V. Prebyters are clothed by apostolic authority with all the functions of the ministry --
Chapter VI: Presbyters are clothed, by divine right, with the power of ecclesiastical jurisdiction --
Chapter VII: Presbyters are, by divine right, clothed with the power of ordination --
Chapter VIII: Presbyters are, by divine right, clothed with the power of ordination. The subject continued, and proof given, that the ordination of Timothy was conferred by Presbyters --
Chapter IX. Presbyters are clothed with the power of ordination. The subject continued. --
Chapter X. The presbyters have the power of ordination, proved by an appeal to antiquity --
Chapter XI. On deacons, as a third order of the Christian ministry --
Chapter XII. The alleged prelatical character of Epaphroditus, of Timothy and Titus, of James, and of the seven angels, examined and disproved --
Chapter XIII. The alleged prelatical character of the Jewish church examined and disproved --
Chapter XIV. The argument for prelacy, derived from its early prevalence and alleged universality, examined and disproved; and its gradual introduction clearly accounted for --
Book II: The claims of Presbytery to the true Apostolical or ministerial succession sustained by an appeal to the fathers, the schoolmen, the reformers, and to the Romish, Anglican , and other churches --
Chapter I. Preliminary remarks on the nature, design, and value of the testimony of the fathers Chapter II. The testimony of the apostolic fathers to the claims of Presbytery to the true ministerial succession --
Chapter III . The testimony of the primitive fathers, in favor of the claims of Presbytery to the true ministerial succession --
Chapter IV. The testimony of the later fathers in favor of the claims of Presbytery to the true ministerial succession --
Chapter V. The testimony of the schoolmen, or fathers of the later and Middle Ages, to the claims of Presbytery --
Chapter VI. The testimony of the Romish, Greek, and Syrian churches, in favor of the claims of Presbytery --
Chapter VII. The testimony of the reformed churches, including the English, to the claim of Presbytery to the true Apostolical or ministerial succession --
Book III: The antiquity of Presbytery: with an exhibition of the Presbyterianism of the ancient Culdees of Ireland and Scotland, and also of St. Patrick --
Chapter I. The antiquity of Presbytery --
Chapter II. The antiquity of Presbytery, continued --
Chapter III. The antiquity of Presbytery. The same subject continued.
Other Titles: Smyth on Presbytery and prelacy
Responsibility: by Thomas Smyth.

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