Biographical Notice of the Author
To the Right Honourable the Lady Elizabeth Carteret
The Christian Sacrament and Sacrifice: By way of Discourse, Meditation, and Prayer, upon the Nature, Parts, and Blessings of the Holy Communion
Section I. The Importance of well understanding the nature of this Sacrament
Section II. Concerning the Sacrament, as it is a Memorial of the Sufferings and Death of Christ
Section III. Of the blessed Sacrament, as it stands for a sign of present Graces
Section IV. Concerning the Communion, as it is not a Representation only, but a Means of Grace
Section V. Of the blessed Communion, as being a Pledge of the Happiness and Glory to come
Section VI. Of the holy Eucharist, as it implies a Sacrifice; and first, of the Commemorative Sacrifice
Section VII. Concerning the Sacrifice of our own Persons
Section VIII. Concerning the Oblation of our Goods and Alms; or the Sacrifice of Justice
Missale Romanum; Or, the Depth and Mystery of Roman Mass:
Laid Open and Explained, for the Use of Both Reformed and Un-Reformed Christians.
Chapter I.--The causes of the ancient exaltation of the Roman Church, and its pitiful decay in essential points of Religion, especially about its solemn worship, called Mass.
Chapter II.--Of the ancient word and signification of Mass or Missa: and that the present Roman Mass is quite contrary to it.
Chapter III.--The nature and end of this new Mass: and upon what gross mistake it is of late brought in, to offer and to sacrifice the Son of God.
Chapter IV.--The untruth and impiety of this Mass offering.
Chapter V.--What vile and low value the true sacrifice of Christ upon the cross is reduced to, by this continually reiterated Mass offering.
Chapter VI.--The greater impiety of Mass sacrifice: and what a horrid mystery it were, if it were true.
Chapter VII.--That this pretended sacrifice cannot be really performed, without a fearful and barbarous cruelty against Christ.
Chapter VIII.--That its idolatry is as bad; and that no Pagan god ever had so many notorious characters of being an idol, as hath that, which is solemnly and directly adored at every Mass.
Chapter IX.--Of the altar, and the ten or twelve miracles, that must attend Roman priests at every Mass.
Chapter X.--Of the office, ministry, and order of this Roman priesthood.
Chapter XI.--A discourse concerning the priesthood of Melchisedeck, and Christ. And a clear demonstration that Roman priests are not priests after this order.
Chapter XII.--That neither Roman priests, nor Roman sacrifice have so much as any probable ground in Scripture.
Chapter XIII.--That the literal and proper sense of "This is my body," and other words belonging to the blessed Sacrament, destroys both transubstantiation and Mass.
Chapter XIV.--That therefore the Roman priesthood, as far as it attempts to offer and sacrifice really the Son of God, is a most sacrilegious office.