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" Wherefore let us not fear to be herein bold and peremptory, that if any thing in the church's government, surely the first institution of bishops was from heaven, was even of God ; the Holy Ghost was the author of it. "
The Panorama, a look all round at passing events - Page 66
1863
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Through a Glass Darkly: A Crisis Considered

Michael Watts - Anglican Communion - 1993 - 195 pages
...expressed further on in Book VII: 'Let us not fear to be herein bold and peremptory, that if anything in the Church's government, surely the first institution...was even of God, the Holy Ghost was the author of it.'26 Whatever we make of Hooker's own position on this matter, he was undoubtedly claimed by later...
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Anglicanism and the Christian Church: Theological Resources in Historical ...

Paul D. L. Avis - Religion - 2002 - 393 pages
...whatsoever is of God (EP, VII, i , 4: 3 , p. In the face of the Presbyterian challenge, Hooker is not afraid 'to be herein bold and peremptory, that if any thing...even of God, the Holy Ghost was the author of it' (EP, VII, v, 10: 3, p. 168). What could possess the nation, Hooker demands, to forsake episcopacy,...
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The Church Review, Volumes 59-60

1890
...to ourselves " [vol. iii. Scrp. Salve, p. 475]. It is true that Hooker, while maintaining that " the institution of Bishops was from heaven, was even of GOD, the HOLY GHOST was the author of it" [vi. 5, 10], did admit an ordination without Bishops in case a man was " raised up by GOD " and his...
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