English Works of Sir Henry Spelman (Contents)

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Table of contents for the The English Works of Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Publish'd in His Life-Time; Together with His Posthumous Works, Relating to the Laws and Antiquities of England (London: Printed for D. Browne, sen. & jun. W. Mears, F. Clay [etc.], 1723).

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Main Article: The English Works of Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Publish'd in His Life-Time; Together with His Posthumous Works, Relating to the Laws and Antiquities of England

Contents of the Two Volumes

Volume I

Page Title
1 I. What a Rectory is,
ibid. II. Tithes how due,
2 III. Tithes originally not Levitical
3 IV. Of Oblations and Offerings,
4 V. Of Glebe-land, and Houses belonging to Parsonages,
6 VI. Churches and their Livings dedicated to God,
7 VII. Holy Rights and Temples how respected by Heathens,
ibid. VIII. How fearful a thing to violate the Church,
8 IX. David's Zeal for the House of God,
9 Our Saviour's Zeal for the House of God: And of the parts of the Temple,
10 X. The Sanctification of the Temple was threefold; or three several Parts of it were sanctified unto three different Functions,
11 XI. St. Paul maintain'd the Reverence of Churches,
ibid. XII. The Zeal of Some of the Fathers to the Church,
12 XIII. Sacrilege not to be Suffered in the least things,
ibid. XIV. An Admonition to those who meddle with holy Things,
13 XV. Our Churches Sanctified for nobler Purposes than the Jewish Temple,
ibid. XVI. The Statute of Dissolution makes them not temporal,
14 XVII. Colleges, and Deans and Chapters no Excuse for Lay-Impropriations,
15 XVIII. Lay Approprietaries have Cure of Souls,
16 XIX. A Work of Duty and Necessity to restore Impropriations
17 XX. The Conclusion,
18 XXI. An Epilogue,
19 XXII. St. Augustine's Sermon of rendring Tithes,
22 XXIII. The Appendix,
31 II. An Apology for the Treatise De non Temerandis Ecclesus
32 I. Of the Word Ecclefia, which signifies a material Church
ibid. II. An Explication of Ifaiah lvi. 7 My house shall be called, & c.
ibid III. Despise ye the Church of God, I Cor. xi 12 explain'd
34 IV. An Exposition of Psalm lxxxiii.
35 V. The number of Churches Spoiled amoung us,
37 III. A Latin Epistle to Mr. Carew concerning Tithes,
liii IV. Mr. Stephen's Preface to the lerger Work of Tithes,
liii An Account of the Performance, in what condition it was left by Sir H. Spelman,
liv All kinds of Laws, and all Aes, assert the Right of Tithes,
lvii The Small Proportion that Tithes under the Christian State bear to the Provision under the Jewish,
lix Great Privileges and Immunities have been taken from the Church which our Ancestors freely gave,
lx Our Saviour's Zeal against Sacrilege
lxi Tithes a more Suitable Maintenance for the Clergy than the uncertainty of Stipends and Collections,
lxii The great Success with which God bless'd the Labours of Sir Henry Spelman: As the Surrender of Impropriations, and the Augmentation of Vicarages, &c
ibid Sir H. S. practis'd according to his own Rule,
lxv Mr. Stephens's Gratitude to the Memory of his Patron and Friend,
67 V. The larger Treatise concerning Tithes, The Introduction
69 Chap. I What things are due unto God: first a Portion of our Time,
70 Chap. II The second sort of Tribute, which we are to render unto God: that is, a Portion of our Land,
71 Chap. III That the Portion of Land assigned to God should be sufficient for the Habitation of the Ministers,
ibid Chap. IV That Christ released not the Portion due to God, out of our Lands
73 Chap. V What Part in reason, and by direction of Nature might seem fittest for God,
74 Chap. VI Concerning the Revenue and Maintenance of the Church, in her Infancy, first in Christ's time, then in the Apostles, in the Churches of Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome, and Africa,
84 Chap. VII That tho' the Service of the Levites was clean altered from the first Institution, yet they enjoyed their Tithes,
85 S. 1 Of the Temple Levites,
86 S. 2 Of Provincial Levites,
88 Chap. VIII The great Account made of Priests in the Old Law, and before,
89 Chap. IX When our Saviour commanded the Disciples should take nothing with them, but live on the Charges of the Faithful; this bound not the Disciples perpetually,
90 Chap. X That many things in the beginning both of the Law and the Gospel were admitted or omitted for the present, or reformed afterward,
93 Chap. XI That upon the Reasons alledged, and others here ensuing, the use of Tithing was omitted in Christ's, and the Apostiles time: and these Reasons are drawn one ab Expediente, the other a Necessitate
94 Chap. XII That the Ministers must have plenty
95 Chap. XIII Not to give less than the Tenth,
97 Chap. XIV The Etymology and Definition of Tithes, and why a tenth part rather than any other is due,
102 Chap. XV Who shall pay Tithe
103 Chap. XVI Out of what things Tithe is to be paid,
105 Chap. XVII That things offered unto God are holy,
106 Chap. XVIII Tithes must not be contemned, because they are used by the Church of Rome
107 Chap. XIX That the Tradition of ancient Fathers and Councils is not lightly to be regarded,
ibid Chap. XX Ancient Canons of Councils for payment of Tithes
110 Chap. XXI In what right Tithes are due; and first of the Law of Nature,
ibid Chap. XXII How far forth they are due by the Law of Nature
112 Chap. XXIII Tithes under the Law of Nature, first considered in Paradise,
113 Chap. XXIV The time of Nature after the Fall,
115 Chap. XXV That they are due by the Law of God,
119 Chap. XXVI That they are due by the Law of Nations,
121 Additions to the last Chapter,
128 Chap. XXVII That they are due by the Law of the Land,
132 Chap. XXVIII Tithe is not merely Levitical; how it is, and how not; and wherein Judicial,
134 S. 1 An Objection couching Sacrifice, First-fruits, and Circumcision
136 S. 2 Touching the Sabbath-day, Easter and Pentecost,
137 Chap. XXIX How Appropriations began
140 S. 1 That after the Appropriation the Parsonage still countinueth Spiritual,
141 S. 2 That no Persons are properly capable of an Appropriation, but Spiritual men
142 S. 3 What was granted to the King
143 S. 4 Whether Tithes and Appropriations belonged to the Monasteries, or not
ibid S. 5 In what sort they were granted to the King
ibid S. 6 To what end they were granted to the King,
144 S. 7 That the King might not take them,
145 S. 8 Of the Statute of Dissolution, which took away the Impropriations of the Church,
147 S. 9 That the King may better hold Impropriations that his Lay Subjects
155 VI. Resolution of a Doubt touching the Alienation of Tithes,
ibid I, II, III No just ground to think the Parliament will alienate Tithes from the Ministry,
156 IV The most clamorous against Tithes are equally so against a Ministry
157 V Their Alienation would weaken other Tenures, and incourage Innovators,
ibid VI 1 Tithes the most equitable means of subsisting the Ministry,
158 2 The uncertain Value of Money makes it an inconvenient Provision for the Clergy,
159 VII Animadversions upon the Petition of the Committee of Kent,
ibid I A Stricture upon Committees in general,
ibid II That County poyson'd with Anabaptists &c,
160 III The Petitioners own Artillery turn's against them,
161 The Law which allows a Right, allows a Remedy for the recovery of that Right,
ibid The Disproportion of Livings suitable to the Disproportion of Deserts.
165 Tithes neither Jewish not Popish
169 VIII Animadversions on a Pamphlet intitled The Countries Plea against Tithes
ibid I The great Antiquity of Tithes among Christians
170 II Tithes of moral obligation, being prior to the Levitical and ceremonial Law; neither are they typical,
ibid III The Unequality of Tithes as they lie upon Tradesmen and Farmers granted, and may be a subject worthy the Consideration of those in Authority
172 The Conclusion recounting the miserable Estate of the Greek Church; urging withal, that temporal Discouragements should not divert men from their Duty, since the withdrawing from the Ministry is the worst kind of Sacrilege,
175 IX De Seoultura
176 Canons and Decrees concerning Burial
179 The Sense and Censure of those Canons,
180 Of the Place of Sepulture,
ibid Of the Parties who take Money for the Office
184 Of Selected Vestries,
187 The Canonist declare, that the demanding Money for Sepulture is Simoniacal,
ibid The Sense of English Synods on this Subject,
188 What Fees the Parson may take,
190 A Censure upon Mr. Lambard and Mr. Fox
191 X Villare Anglicum

Volume II

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