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A90287 A review of the true nature of schisme, with a vindication of the Congregationall churches in England, from the imputation thereof unjustly charged on them by Mr D. Cawdrey, preacher of the Word at Billing in Northampton-shire. / By John Owen D.D. Owen, John, 1616-1683. 1657 (1657) Wing O803; Thomason E1664_1; ESTC R203102 68,239 187

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be_v it_o likely_a any_o such_o thing_n shall_v be_v do_v i_o deny_v that_o they_o side_v and_o make_v party_n about_o their_o division_n and_o difference_n be_v it_o any_o thing_n to_o i_o or_o to_o any_o thing_n i_o affirm_v how_o where_o and_o when_o they_o manage_v their_o dispute_n and_o debate_v their_o controversy_n it_o be_v true_a there_o be_v mention_n of_o a_o church_n at_o cenchrea_n but_o be_v there_o any_o mention_n that_o that_o church_n make_v any_o separation_n from_o the_o church_n of_o corinth_n or_o that_o the_o difference_n mention_v be_v between_o the_o member_n of_o these_o several_a church_n be_v it_o any_o thing_n to_o my_o present_a design_n though_o there_o be_v 20_o particular_a congregation_n in_o corinth_n suppose_v that_o on_o any_o consideration_n they_o be_v one_o church_n
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