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A71073 A second discourse in vindication of the Protestant grounds of faith, against the pretence of infallibility in the Roman Church in answer to The guide in controversies by R.H., Protestancy without principles, and Reason and religion, or, The certain rule of faith by E.W. : with a particular enquiry into the miracles of the Roman Church / by Edward Stillingfleet ... Stillingfleet, Edward, 1635-1699. 1673 (1673) Wing S5634; ESTC R12158 205,095 420

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the_o guide_n in_o controversy_n about_o infallibility_n and_o the_o resolution_n of_o faith_n the_o state_n of_o the_o controversy_n p._n 295._o the_o principle_n of_o the_o guide_n in_o controversy_n p._n 300._o those_o principle_n consider_v p._n 304._o of_o particular_a divine_a revelation_n as_o the_o ground_n of_o faith_n p._n 308._o the_o resolution_n of_o divine_a faith_n must_v agree_v to_o all_o p._n 314._o of_o immediate_a assent_n p._n 316._o of_o the_o assistance_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n p._n 318._o the_o absurdity_n of_o the_o guide_n principle_n 322._o chap._n ii_o the_o principle_n of_o e._n w._n about_o divine_a faith_n lay_v down_o and_o consider_v e._n w'_v principle_n lay_v do_v p._n 329._o some_o thing_n premise_v to_o the_o state_n of_o the_o question_n p._n 340._o of_o the_o necessity_n of_o grace_n and_o the_o sense_n of_o moral_a certainty_n in_o this_o controversy_n p._n 346._o 347._o god_n veracity_n as_o the_o foundation_n of_o faith_n not_o receive_v on_o divine_a revelation_n p._n 349._o of_o the_o notion_n of_o divine_a faith_n p._n 353._o the_o true_a state_n of_o the_o question_n p._n 358._o my_o first_o argument_n lay_v down_o and_o defend_v p._n 361._o of_o the_o motive_n of_o credibility_n and_o their_o influence_n upon_o faith_n p._n 369._o of_o the_o ground_n of_o faith_n p._n 376._o of_o the_o school-notion_n of_o the_o obscurity_n of_o faith_n p._n 383._o of_o the_o scripture_n notion_n of_o it_o p._n 386._o of_o the_o power_n of_o the_o will_n in_o the_o assent_n of_o faith_n p._n 395._o the_o second_o argument_n defend_v against_o e._n w._n p._n 400._o of_o the_o circle_n in_o the_o resolution_n of_o faith_n not_o avoid_v by_o e._n w._n p._n 423._o chap._n iii_o a_o enquiry_n into_o the_o miracle_n of_o the_o roman_a church_n e._n w'_v assertion_n about_o the_o miracle_n of_o the_o roman_a church_n p._n 434._o the_o way_n propose_v for_o examination_n of_o they_o p._n 439._o of_o the_o miraculous_a translation_n of_o the_o chapel_n of_o loreto_n p._n 441._o of_o the_o miracle_n wrought_v at_o the_o chapel_n of_o loreto_n p._n 452._o of_o the_o miracle_n wrought_v by_o st._n james_n at_o compostella_n p._n 465._o of_o st._n mary_n magdalen_n vial_n and_o other_o relic_n p._n 476._o of_o the_o miracle_n of_o st._n dominick_n p._n 488._o of_o the_o miracle_n of_o the_o rosary_n of_o the_o b._n virgin_n p._n 493._o of_o the_o miracle_n of_o st._n francis_n p._n 496._o of_o the_o miracle_n relate_v of_o the_o british_a and_o irish_a saint_n p._n 505._o of_o the_o testimony_n of_o st._n chrysostom_n and_o st._n augustin_n against_o the_o continuance_n of_o the_o power_n of_o miracle_n p._n 567._o of_o the_o miracle_n of_o st._n vincentius_n ferrerius_n p._n 574._o of_o the_o testimony_n of_o their_o own_o writer_n against_o the_o miracle_n of_o the_o roman_a church_n p._n 585._o of_o the_o miracle_n report_v by_o bede_n and_o st._n gregory_n p._n 589._o of_o the_o miracle_n wrought_v in_o the_o indies_n 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