Chapter 8 of the Preface to ‘Of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity’

  • H. C. Porter
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Text from the 1604 edition, pp. 30–40: that second edition (the first edition of the preface and books i–iv was March 1593) had a preface by John Spencer hoping for ‘an end to the calamities of these our civil wars’.


Great Thing Civil Authority Civil Power Secular Authority Divine Authority 
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