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“IT IS VERY TRUE that the new modelling Ecclefiaftical Government was the principal point debated in that famous dif

pute (which gave rise to the following work): 6 but then the Puritans contended for that “ Reformation on principles that equally con

cluded for a Reformation in the Civil like“ wise : and this Mr. Hooker well understood, “ when he took so much pains to overthrow “ their fundamental maxim, the Head Theorem,

as he calls it, of their scheme-That the

Scripture of God is in such fort the rule of human actions, that simply what foever we do, " and are not ly it directed thereunto, the fame is fin.

Now who sees not that this principle pursued, brings on, directly and necessarily, a . • Reformation of the Civil Government upon

Jewish ideas? the very error of the reformed “ Ministers of that time. This, as we say, was “ not hid from the penetration of this great “ man- The reasons, (says he, in his Preface,)

o wherewith

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