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Fri Mar 31 15:46:36 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Apology of the Church of England, by John Jewel, Edited by Henry Morley This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Apology of the Church of England Author: John Jewel Editor: Henry Morley Release Date: February 5, 2006 [eBook #17678] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII) ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE APOLOGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND*** Transcribed from the 1888 Cassell and Company edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk THE APOLOGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. BY JOHN JEWEL, _Bishop of Salisbury_. CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED: _LONDON_, _PARIS_, _NEW YORK & MELBOURNE_. 1888. INTRODUCTION. The great interest of Jewel’s -Apology- lies in the fact that it was written in Latin to be read throughout Europe as the answer of the Reformed Church of England, at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, to those who said that the Reformation set up a new Church.
Its argument was that the English Church Reformers were going back to the old Church, not setting up a new; and this Jewel proposed to show by looking back to the first centuries of Christianity.
Innovation was imputed; and an Apology originally meant a pleading to rebut an imputation.
So, even as late as 1796, there was a book called -An Apology for the Bible,- meaning Fri Mar 31 15:46:36 2017 2 its defence against those who questioned its authority.
This Latin book of Jewel’s, _Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae_--written in Latin because it was not addressed to England only--was first published in 1562, and translated into English by the mother of Francis Bacon, whose edition appeared in 1564.
That is the translation given in this volume.
The book has since had six or seven other ...





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