|Other titles||Puritan collection of English and American literature|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||543 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||543|
That a hnner is iufti- fied that is accepted into the fauour and loue of God, not by any thing inhimfelfe,or from himfelfe,but by the perfect and vnfpottcd righteoufnes of Chrift Iefus, imputed vnto him by the mecre mercy of God,through the couenant of grace,and apprehended on his behalfe by the hand of faith. ‘Beard’s virulent anti-Catholicism is well attested: in he published A Retractive from the Romish Religion: Contayning Thirteene Forcible Motives, designed “to confirme and strengthen those that stagger, and are weake in the truth” and dedicated to Cromwell’s grandfather [recte his uncle, also Oliver], who had. Beard, Thomas, A Retractive from the Romish Religion (). Bell, Thomas, The Catholique Triumph: Wherein is euidently prooued, that Poperie and the Doctrine now professed in the Romish Church, is the New Religion; And that the Fayth which the Church of England now mayntaineth, is the ancient romane Religion (). A retractive from the Romish religion: contayning thirteene forcible motives, disswading from communion with the Church of Rome: wherein is demonstratively proved, that the now Romish religion (so farre forth as it is Romish) is not the true Catholike religion of Christ.
In Dr Beard had dedicated to Sir Oliver Cromwell another work entitled A retractive from the Romish religion in which he equated the Pope with Anti-Christ: he listed as reasons for the dedication not only the knight’s sincere love of the true religion and equally sincere detestation of “the Romish synagogue” but also “for that yourself, with your religious lady, worthy children and brethren and great 4/5(32). The statute stated that it was an "act to retain the Queen's Majesty's subjects in their obedience" and made it high treason to "reconcile anyone or to be reconciled to 'the Romish religion.'" The act made it unlawful for people to go to Mass; persons breaking the . Of the primacy of the Romish see. Of the beginning and rise of the Romish papacy, till it attained a height by which the liberty of the church was destroyed, and all true rule overthrown. Of the power of the church in articles of faith. The unbridled licence of the papal church in destroying purity of doctrine. A retractiue from the Romish religion: contayning thirteene forcible motiues, disswading from the communion with the Church of Rome: wherein is demonstratiuely proued, that the now Romish religion (so farre forth as it is Romish) is not the true Catholike religion of Christ, but the seduction of Antichrist: by Tho.
But it helped to shape the popular image of the Catholic Church, through the Inquisition, as the historic enemy of true religion, the subverter of political liberty, and the natural enemy of anyone who loved freedom. It painted a picture of the Inquisition as the . A retractiue from the Romish religion: contayning thirteene forcible motiues, disswading from communion with the Church of Rome: wherein is demonstratiuely proued, that the now Romish religion (so farre forth as it is Romish) is not the true Catholike religion of Christ, but the seduction of Antichrist: by Tho. Dr. William Turner was a celebrated writer, especially against the papists. His Works. —1. The Hunting of the Romish Fox, which more than seven years hath been hid among the Bishops of England, after that the King's Highness had commanded him (Turner) to be driven out of the Realm, —2. From to , the Rev. John Cumming () was the popular and influential minister of the National Scottish Church in Covent Garden. During that time, he increased the church's membership from 80 to about , preached to people every Sunday, published approximately books (including a volume on beekeeping), and helped.