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Five questions proposed to John Piers, Bishop of Salisbury in 1585, with his answers, 1585

MS. Rawl. C. 167, fols. 12, 12b, 13b, 15

  • Request

As follows:

  1. (fol. 12) "Uppon what pointes or opinions in diuinitie the auncyent fathers did varie in their wrytinges."
  2. (fol. 12b) "What diuersitie of opinions hath bin amongst the doctors and scholemen in England, when the Popes autoritie was receaued."
  3. (fol. 13b) "When the Popes fautors began by their wrytinges openlie to mainteyne the Popes supremacie by the wordes of the Scripture."
  4. (fol. 13b) "What was the somme of the Christian faith that Justinus Martyr and other auncyent fathers did alleage in defence of the Christians to the emperours or other paganes."
  5. (fol. 15) "By what reasons may it be proued lawfull for a Christian prince to defend anie other princes subiectes from beinge forced to commit idolatrie."


  • Creation: 1585


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 167, fols. 12, 12b, 13b, 15


  • The questions, with the commencing sentences of the first four answers, are printed in Strype's Life of Whitgift , vol. iii. p. 165, where the answer to the fifth question is given at length, with some variations from the copy in this MS.


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