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  • Collection: Theology

Rogeri Widdringtoni, Catholici Angli ad Sanctissimum Dominum Paulum Quintun, pontificem max. humillima supplicatio

'Roger Widdrington' is the pen name of Thomas Preston, a Catholic monk and the author of several controversial works. There was also a real Roger Widdrington, who was a member of a Northumbrian family and a staunch Catholic - an interesting…

The happiness of the Church

A collection of sermons given by Thomas Adams. This edition was sold by John Grismond, who supplied books to William Corbett.

[the popish doctrine]

"the popish Doctrine"

A Fourfold Resolution digested into two books, very necessary to Salvation

'Describing the world of wickednesse and miserie, the world of glory, and wisedome unsearchable'.

A book of Christian exercise, appertaining to resolution

This devotional work by Robert Parsons, a Catholic Jesuit priest, was edited by Edmund Bunny to make it suitable for Protestant readers, removing references to Purgatory and the Virgin Mary. There were 24 editions of the Protestant version, against…

Meditations and vows, divine and moral

A devotional work by Joseph Hall, an English bishop who also wrote poetry and satire. Read the full text of this edition here.

Atheomastix: clearing four truths, against atheists and infidels

A theological work on the existence and nature of God, 'proved, by naturall reasons, and secular authorities, for the reducing of infidels: and, by Scriptures, and Fathers, for the confirming of Christians'. Read the full text of this edition here.

Certain sermons or homilies appointed to be read in churches.

The homilies are two books of sermons which expand the teachings of the Church of England, which were appointed to be read out each Sunday.

An apology, or answer in defence of the Church of England

John Jewell's 'Apology of the Church of England' attempts to provide a statement of the faith for the Church of England, and to answer Catholic challenges to Protestantism. Read the full text of this edition here.

The practice of Christianity

A summary of Richard Rogers' 'Seven Treatises' (1603), an early Puritan work addressing the Christian life. The full text of the 1603 edition is available online.