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withdrawing himself entirely from the established worship of the church of England, now more than eight years ago. For, in reading the sacred writings, fresh conviction has continually poured in upon him, and still more confirmedhim in his persuasion, that divine worship is to be paid, and prayer to be offered, to the One, living and true God, the Father, only; and not to Jesus Christ, or any

other person. As few are disposed to read a long Latin epistle, however curious and elegant, and many not able, it has been judged proper to give a translation of the letter of John Fox, our pious and learned martyrologist, to Queen Elizabeth, in which he entreats her to save from the flames two unfore tunate Dutch Anabaptists, condemned for heresy, who had fled hither from their own country for refuge. It is therefore now taken from the Appendix, and inserted in the course of the narrative.





Page I. The Introduction, with some strictures

on the origin of the doctrine of the
Trinity, and the opposition it met with
to the time of the Reformation

1 II, Of the state of the Unitarian doctrine,

in our own country more especially,
from the era of the Reformation, with
an account of those Christians who
have professed it .....

29 III. That there is but One God, the Father,

Religious worship to be offered to this
One God, the Father, only

79 IV. The causes of the unhappy defection

among Christians from the simplicity
of religious worship prescribed in the

Scriptures of the New Testament .. 137 V. Union in God's true worship, how to be attained ....

153 VI. The Writer's particular case and difficulties




Principal Matters contained in this Volume.

N. B. This mark * refers to the note in the page annered to it.

189, &c.

Page ALLIX (Dr.) obtrudes his own Trinitarian notions on the Chaldee paraphrasts

84* Anabaptists (Dutch) among other things denied the doctrine of the Triuity, and that Christ was God

41 cruelly put to death by Queen Elizabeth 42 Authority (Human) in the things of religion, the cause of

the greates and most lasting miseries and corruptions
of the truth

145 Author (The) account of the rise and progress of his scruples concerning the Trinity

179 how he quieted his mind for a time

184, &e. what determined him at last to quit his ministrations in the Church of England, and withdraw himself entirely

from its worship
Baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of

the Holy Ghost, no argument for the doctrine of the

96. Beveridge (Bishop) very perplexed on the subject of the Trinity

13, 14 owns that the Jews never had been able to find a Trinity in the Old Testament his uncharitable zeal

10* Biddle (John) the Socinian, or Unitarian, an aceount of 54 his excellent character

55 Calamy (Dr.) lis useful and valuable work

183* Calvin (John) causes Servetus to be burnt alive for opposing the doctrine of the Trinity

3 quoted with respect

69* 154 Capellus (Louis) bis interpretation nf the ("haldee phrase,

the word of the Lord



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119, &c.

Christ not accnsed by the Jews, John v. 18, of making

himself equal, but like to God. What meant by his
being like to God

6 honouring him as the Father, how to be understood 7 declares he received bis being from the Father

8 a teacher of the Divine Unity

87, &c. his being joined together with God, no proof of equality to him

100 a devout worshiper of God

110 directed others to pray to the Father only

111 his office of mediator and high priest, a demonstration that he cannot be God to whom he is a priest and minister

115 ascribing blessing and honour, &c. to him, does not imply that he is God, or the object of worship

119 prayer to him not commanded nor authorized in the Scriptures

his power and dominion, what ? no ground of praying to him

123, 124 the true doctrine concerning him very early corrupted by the heatheu converts

138 their errors concerning him

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refuted by St. John 140 Christians at first, and for some time ignorant of the Trinity, both name and thing

the Jewish, always preserved the true doctrine concerning Jesus Christ, and the Divine Unity 143, 144 Clarke (Dr. Samuel) his character

67 a great reviver of the doctrine of the Divine Uuity 68 an instance of his christian conrage and sincerity 70

vindication of his memory from a groundless aspersion

71 his zeal for the worship of the One true God, the Father

160 spent much time and labour in amending the Liturgy of the Church of England

162 strikes out of the Liturgy, or reforms, all those parts, in which prayer or worship is offered to Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost

163 a list of his amendments of the Liturgy

164,&c, Clerical Petitioners, design of their association

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88, &c.

Clerical Petitioners, the success of the debate in parliament on their petition

150* did great service to the cause of the gospel

192 Cranmer (Archbishop) had a hand in burning Joan of Kent 35

and Ridley concerned in burning the pions and learned Van Parre, a Dutchman

37. Creed (The Apostles') censured by some Jesuits as not favouring the dictrine of the Trinity

101 Cromwell (Oliver) his just sentiments of religious liberty

57* Davides (Francis) dies a martyr in prison, for holding that Cbrist was not to be prayed untu

125 Disquisitors (Candid) how far their views of reformation

171 Dury (Mr.) bis well meant, but idle attempt to bring all Christians to an agreement in fundamental points

153 Elohim (or Aleim) this name of God in the Hebrew being

plural, does not infer a plurality of persons in God, as it

is called Emlyn (Thomas) his great worth, lear ing, and sufferings for maintaining the Unity of God

63 Father (God, the) a strange unwarrantable notion that the

term Father stands for three persons, the Father himself,
the Son of the Father, and the Holy Ghost

113 Firmin (Thomas) an Unitarian, his eminent virtues

bis fears that the whole christian church would become paganized by confessing three persons ·

174 Fox (John) his letter to Queen Elizabeth, to dissuade her from burning two Dutch A nabaptists

44 George (II.) an honourable testimony concerning him

54 Ghost (Holy) or Spirit, no authority from scripture to pray to any such person

129, &c.. Heresy and Heretic, not names of just reproach

18 James (I.) his unworthy behaviour

50 his detestable policy

53 Joan (of Kent) burnt for her opinions concerning Christ 34, &c.

her laudable zeal in recommending the Scriptures

36* Jones (Rev. William) his catholic doctrine of the Trinity, in opposition to Dr. Clarke's scripture doctrine

68 the different method of interpretation of the two writers


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