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ECCLESIASTICAL BIOGRAPHY,

CONTAINING THE

Lives of Ancient Fathers and Modern Dibines,

INTERSPERSED WITH NOTICES OF

HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS,

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN EVERY AGE.

BY

WALTER FARQUHAR HOOK, D.D.

VICAR OF LEEDS.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

F. AND J. RIVINGTON;
PARKER, OXFORD; J. AND J. J. DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE;

T. HARRISON, LEEDS.

210 300.

HEO

G. CRAWSHAW, PRINTER, LEEDS.

PREFACE.

The present Volume of the Ecclesiastical Biography is perhaps the most interesting of the series, as the Reader will at once perceive, when he refers to the names of those Fathers and Divines of whom the Biography is given.

Several important portions of Ecclesiastical History are, under some of the Lives, brought before the Reader: in the Life of St. Cyprian he will observe the freedom of the Primitive Church, from the dominion of the see of Rome; in the Lives of St. Clement, St. Chrysostom, Epiphanius, and Dionysius, he will gain some insight into the practices of the Early Church ; and he will find a History of the Nestorian Controversy under the head of St. Cyril of Alexandria, a controversy of much importance in the present age, when many are unconsciously Nestorians, who account themselves Orthodox.

The History of our Church before the Reformation is illustrated in the Lives of Cuthbert, Columba, Dunstan, St. Edmund, Courtney, and Colet; and of the early years of the Reformation, in that of Cranmer. The Articles on Dominic, Erasmus, Eck, and Compton, will be interest

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