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CONTENTS.

A

TREATISE

OF

THE POPE'S

SUPREMACY.

P.as

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, BY THE

EDITOR,

XI

DEDICATION,

BY

THE

AUTHOR'S FATHER,

.

XXXIX

THE

PUBLISHER

TO

THE

READER,

BY

ARCHBISHOP

TILLOTSON,

.

XLI

INTRODUCTION

TO

THE

TREATISEVariouS opinions of Romanists

regarding the

papal supremacy

The

common opinion

of Romanists as

vouched by Bellar-

mine

Opinions of

the

popes

themselves

Papal

power exalted above

the

regal

Pope

Hildebrand

Lofty

pretensions of

the

popes

No

such

pretensions

in

early

times Universal supremacy

now

the

creed of Rome Romanists

must

hold

the

supremacy of

the

pope

Vague

sentiments of

some

Romanists

on

this

point

Popes

themselves

not

agreed

about

their

supremacy

The

doctrine

con-

tested

in

the ensuing treatise

The

oath

taken

by

bishops

to the

pope

The

supremacy

curtailed

by

some

Papists

The

genuine doctrine

of the

Roman

church

Seven

suppositions involved

in the

claim of supremacy,

3

TREATISE,

29

FIRST PAPAL SUPPOSITION,

That St

Peter had aprimacy

over the

Apostles.

SEVERAL RINDS

OF

PRIMACY

St

Peter's

primacy of

worth

St

Peter's

primacy of

re-

puteSt

Peter's

primacy of

order

St

Peter

had

no

primacy

of

power

No

mention of

such power

No

higher

office

than

an

apostle

Equality of the

apostles

Exorbitant

claims of

the

pope

No

extraordinary

powers

ascribed to

Peter

Proof

from St

Peter's

Epistles

Proof

from

the

Acts

of the

Apostles

No appeals to poor Pope

Peter

St

Peter

no

judge or

sovereign

St

Peter not

consulted by the other apostles

The

apostles

had

no fixed residence

Each

apostle

independent

St

Paul independent

of St

Peter

St

Paul's

famous

rebuke

of

St.

Peter

St

Peter

did not outlive all the

apostles

Claims

of

St Jamesand

St

John

Testimonies from

the fathers,

39

INVALIDITY

OP

THE OPPOSITE

ARGUMENTS

First

Argument

for

the

primacy

of

St Peter

"

Thou

art

Peter, and

upon

this rock,"

&c.What

ismeant by

"

this

rock

"

The

views

ofthe

fathers

on "

this

rock "

The

promise prospective

Its

true

meaning,

.

.

77

Second

Argument

"The

keys"

Power

of

"the

keys"

explained

Nothing

sin-

gular in this

gift,

.

.

.

.

03

Third

Argument

"

Feed my sheep," addressed

to all

apostles

and

pastors

The

apostlesfellow

-

shepherds

How

could

St

Peter

feed

all

?

Bellarmins

evasion,

85

Fourth

Argument Divers prerogatives,

.

.

91

Fifth

Argument

Placing of

St Peter's

name

before

the rest,

.

92

Sixth Argument

Extravagant

eulogies

of the

fathers

The

fathers

speak as highly

of other

apostles

St

Peter

and St

Paul

equally

commended

St

James

seems

to have

the best

title

to

the

primacy,

.

.

03