Publications 14

Title: The fabulous foundation of the popedom: or A familiar conference between two friends to the truth Philalethes, and Orthologus shewing that it cannot be proued, that Peter was ever at Rome. VVhereunto is added a chronologicall description of Pauls peregrination with Peters travells, and the reasons why he could not be at Rome, that so the truth in one view may more fully and easily be seene of e-every one [sic]. 1 Thess 5:21 Prove all things, and hold fas that which is good.
Imprint: At Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield, and James Short, for William Spier, An. Dom. 1619.
Date: 1619
Pages: [8], 68 p.
Notes: Dedication signed: Richard Bernard. The chronologicall description is a folding leaf, init. R.B.B.. Imperfect; folding leaf lacking.
Copy from: Emmanuel College (University of Cambridge) Library
The text is preceded by a brief dedication to
'The right worshipful and reverend Mr Doctor Goodwin Dean of Christ Church and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford'
'Mr Dr Prideaux his Majesty's Professor of Divinity and Rector of Exeter College' and
'Mr Dr Benefield, the Lady Margaret's professor of Divinity in the same university.'
(These men are William Goodwin (1555/6–1620), generous and moderate John Prideaux (1578–1650), Goodwin's son-in-law and later Bishop of Worcester, and Sebastian Benefield 1559—1630, who Spurgeon calls a 'Puritan and thorough Calvinist' when commending his massive commentary on Amos.)
There is also a dedication to the reader and a summary of 20 reasons why Peter never went to Rome.

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