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"The Book of the Roman Catholic Church,"

AGAINST

THE REV. GEORGE TOWNSEND'S

"Accusations of History against the
Church of Rome:"

WITH

THE

NOTICE OF SOME CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST
BOOK OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH," IN THE PUBLI-
CATIONS OF DOCTOR PHILLPOTTS, THE REV. JOHN
TODD, M. A. F. S. A. THE REV. STEPHEN ISAACSON, B. A.
THE REV. JOSEPH BLANCO WHITE, M.A. B.D.;

BY DOCTOR SOUTHEY, IN HIS

"VINDICIÆ ECCLESIÆ ANGLICANE,"

AND IN SOME ANONYMOUS PUBLICATIONS.

BY CHARLES BUTLER, Esq.

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WITH COPIES OF

DOCTOR PHILLPOTTS'S FOURTH LETTER TO MR. BUTLER,

Containing a CHARGE against Dr. LINGARD;

A LETTER OF DOCTOR LINGARD TO MR. BUTLER,
In REPLY to the Charge;

A further Crimination of Dr. Lingard by Dr. Phillpotts;

AND

Dr. Lingard's Vindication of himself against this Crimination; and several Miscellaneous Documents.

SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.

CLONDON:

M.DCCC.XXVI.

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

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I DO NOT HOLD, THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RE"LIGION IS ONE WHICH ENJOINS DISLOYALTY:

"I DO NOT HOLD THE MAXIM, THAT FROM THEIR "SCRUPLES ABOUT THE OATH OF SUPREMACY THEY ARE "A DISLOYAL PEOPLE:

"I DO NOT HOLD, THAT THEY MAINTAIN ANY SUCH "BELIEF, AS THAT THE POPE MAY DEPOSE PROTESTANT PRINCES, OR ABSOLVE CATHOLIC SUBJECTS FROM ALLE" GIANCE TO THEM; OR THAT NO FAITH IS TO BE KEPT "WITH HERETICS, OR PERSONS OF A DIFFERENT RELI"" GIOUS PERSUASION FROM THEMSELVES."

"

Extract from the Speech of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Horsley,
Bishop of St. Asaph, on the 10th May 1805; p. 131.
-Printed for Cuthell & Martin.

Luke Hansard & Sons,
near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

LETTER to CHARLES BLUNDELL, Esq. on the Answers

to “ the Book of the Roman Catholic Church,” page i-cvi

page 1

2

PRELIMINARY LETTER
1.-Mr. Townsend's assertion, that a decree of the

Council of Constance, which an article of the creed
of Pope Pius IV. compels every conscientious
Romanist to adopt, sanctions the doctrine “ that
“ faith is not to be kept with heretics”
Denied

3 II.-His insinuation, that “the Author, in the Book of

“ the Roman Catholic Church, deserves a harsh “ name for intimating, knowing it to be otherwise, “ that Romanism is founded on Scripture" - 5 Denied

ib.

III.-His assertion respecting Bossuet's “ Exposition of 6 Faith"

7 Denied

8 IV.-His assertion that Arminianism, Calvinism, Quakerism

and Socinianism, may be found in the writings of the Romanist Divines

9
Denied
V.-His assertion, that all the new orders of the Romanists

appeal to Popery, and protest agninst the Scrip-
ture
Denied

ib.

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LETTER VI.

ST. DUNSTAN.

Mr. Townsend's charge against the Author of " the Book of "the Roman Catholic Church," of "Historical Dishonesty," for omitting to mention St. Dunstan's speech at the Synod of Calne

Disproved

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LETTERS VII. & VIII.

I. INVESTITURES AND IMMUNITIES

II. ST. THOMAS A BECKET

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Mr. Townsend's assertion, that "in defending St. Thomas, "the author of the Book of the Roman Catholic

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Church,' has quoted the half only of a passage, cited "by him from Mr. Turner's History, to prove a point, "which was refuted by the remainder"

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Transcription of the whole passage: it completely disproves the charge

ib.

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III.-Statement by the Author of "the Book of the Roman Catholic Church," of the rise, extension, and fall of the Temporal Power of the Pope

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LETTER IX.

KING JOHN.

1. Mr. Townsend's

declaration, that "he is almost tempted to believe all the accusations of Protestants 66 against the fairness and candour of the Church of "Rome; and could also accuse the Author of the "Book of the Roman Catholic Church,' of insidious "Jesuitism, for his representation of the conduct of King John, in the cession of the kingdom to the "Pope 36 Both accusations shown to be perfectly groundless, ib.

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