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A19355 One God, one fayth. Or A discourse against those lukewarm-Christians who extend saluation to all kinds of fayth and religion; so, that the professours do belieue in the Trinity, the Incarnation, the passion &c. howsoeuer they differ in other inferiour articles. VVritten by VV. B. Priest. Anderton, Lawrence. 1625 (1625) STC 578; ESTC S118955 85,092 194

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