A Letter Concerning Invocation of Saints, and Adoration of the Cross, Writ Ten Years since, to John Evelyn of Depthford Esq: By Dr Barlow, then Provost of Q. Colledge, and now Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
Edition: First Edition
London: John Macock, 1679. Pamphlet. Disbound. Title, introduction, text. The author examines a sermon by St Cyril, which is often used to validate the invocation of Saints within the Roman Catholic church. The author condemns the act of the Invocation of the Saints, as a Popish superstition. Thomas Barlow (1607–8 October 1691) was a Church of England academic and clergyman, who became Bishop of Lincoln. He was strongly Calvinist and anti-Catholic, and was one of the last English Bishops to identify the Pope as the Antichrist. During the Popish Plot, he wrote much proving the Pope to be the Anti-christ. He quickly swore an oath of allegiance to the Catholic James II and on the accession of William and Mary was just as quick to vote that James had abdicated by leaving the country and swore a new oath to William and Mary. 1-39 pp. Wing B834.
Condition: The title and last page are a little darkened and marked, the rest of the text is clean; the pages have been cropped close with slight loss to the marginal notes, the text is unaffected, it is loosely bound together.