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A brief answer to a late pamphlet, entituled, A defence of the doctrine and practice of the Church of England, against some modern innovations, &c. so far as concerns the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Sacrifice. The Ancients held the Oblation of the Eucharist to be answerable in some Respects, to the legal Sacrifices; that is, they believed that our Blessed Saviour ordained the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a Rite of Prayer and Praise to God, instead of the manifold and bloody Sacrifices of the Law. Instead therefore of slaying of Beasts and burning of Incense, whereby they praised God, and called upon his Name under the Old Testament; the Fathers, I say, believed our Saviour appointed this Sacrament of Bread and Wine, as a Rice whereby to give Thanks, and make Supplication to his Father in his Name. The Eucharistical Sacrifice thus explained, is indeed, a reasonable Sacrifice, widely different from that monstrous Sacrifice of the Mass, taught in the Church of Rome. Bp. Bull's Answer to the Bp. of Meaux, p. 247, 248.

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London : printed by W. Bowyer, for J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall, 1712.

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32p. ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T79473



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