1728 1st ed Consecration of English Bishops Vindication Church of England Mason

MASON, Francis

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Francis Mason was a 16th-century English priest who is mostly remembered for his written defense of the Church of England and rebuttal to the Nag’s Head Fable. This work, originally titled “Of the Consecration of the Bishops” first saw publication in 1613 and is written in the form of a dialogue between two bishops. It was profusely attacked by the Roman Catholic Church, but because of this Mason was all-the-more prepared to reissue his book.

 

In his book, Mason helped codify what the consecration of bishops should look like within the Church. He states the difficulties that bishops face within the church, particularly temptations, as well as the importance of spiritual foundations through prayer and scripture. According to Drowden, it is because of this work that the Catholic attacks on the English consecration of Bishops ceased.

“Mason’s ‘Vindication’ is thorough and effective; and the merit of the work is testified to by the success of its republication. It is an excellent specimen of sound workmanship; and it is largely due to Mason that assaults upon Anglican at an earlier period have been silently abandoned.” (Drowden, 93-94)

 

This first 18th-century English translation includes a lengthy introduction by John Lindsay which provides a complete account of the entire controversy between Mason and the English Catholics. This particular edition was retranslated out of the Latin edition, back into English.

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Includes a 1549 English Printing on Bishops

 

Francis Mason was a 16th-century English priest who is mostly remembered for his written defense of the Church of England and rebuttal to the Nag’s Head Fable. This work, originally titled “Of the Consecration of the Bishops” first saw publication in 1613 and is written in the form of a dialogue between two bishops. It was profusely attacked by the Roman Catholic Church, but because of this Mason was all-the-more prepared to reissue his book.

 

In his book, Mason helped codify what the consecration of bishops should look like within the Church. He states the difficulties that bishops face within the church, particularly temptations, as well as the importance of spiritual foundations through prayer and scripture. According to Drowden, it is because of this work that the Catholic attacks on the English consecration of Bishops ceased.

“Mason’s ‘Vindication’ is thorough and effective; and the merit of the work is testified to by the success of its republication. It is an excellent specimen of sound workmanship; and it is largely due to Mason that assaults upon Anglican at an earlier period have been silently abandoned.” (Drowden, 93-94)

 

This first 18th-century English translation includes a lengthy introduction by John Lindsay which provides a complete account of the entire controversy between Mason and the English Catholics. This particular edition was retranslated out of the Latin edition, back into English.

 

 

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MASON, Francis

 

A vindication of the Church of England, and of the lawful ministry thereof : that is to say, of the succession, Election, Confirmation and consecration of bishops ; as also Of the Ordination of Priests and Deacons, In Five Books. Wherein the Church of England is defended against the Calumnies and Reproaches of Bellarmine, Saunders, Bristow, Harding, Allen, Stapleton, Parsons, Kellison, Eudaemon, Becanus, and other Romanists: And, amongst other things, full answers to the Exceptions of Fitz-Herbert, Fitz-Simons, Kellison, Champney, Fludd, and another nameless Author, (against the first Edition of this Work) are inserted in their proper Places.

 

London : Printed for the translator : And are to be sold by Rich. Wilkin ; Geo. Strahan ; Rob. Gosling, J. Hooke, and Ja. Crokat ; Fletcher Gyles, and R. Williamson, 1728. First edition

 

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  • Collation complete with all pages: [2], cxxvi, [20], 623, [1]; [2], xlii, [12]
  • References: ESTC T 96919; Drowden, History of the Teological Lit of the Church of England;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14in X 9.5in (36cm x 24cm)

 

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1384

Category

Religion

Authors

MASON, Francis

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete