The Bishop Paddock Lectures
Lecture I. The design and scope of these Lectures--The controversy with Rome in the sixteenth century--Theological learning of the first reformers--The three most eminent of the anti-Roman controversialists of the sixteenth century: Cranmer, Jewel, Bilson; their principal writings--Hooker's attitude towards Rome--Controversies on the versions of the Scriptures.
Lecture II. The Anglican and Puritan positions--The Apparel controversy--Attack on the constitution of the Church--The two Admonitions to Parliament--Whitgift and Cartwright--The Mar-prelate Tracts--Bilson's Perpetual Government of the Church--Hooker--Calvinism in the Church of England--Whitaker and Baron--The decay of Calvinism--Broughton and Bilson on the Descent into Hell--Davenant.
Lecture III. The seventeenth century, the "Golden Age" of Anglican Theology--Rainoldes, President of Corpus--Field, Dean of Gloucester--Bishop Andrewes--Marcantonio De Dominis and Crakanthorp--Dean Jackson--Ussher, the "giant among giants."
Lecture IV. Montagu--Laud as a theologian--Chillingworth--Joseph Hall--Jeremy Taylor--Cosin--Bramhall--Hammond--Brian Walton and his colleagues--John Lightfoot--Beveridge--Thorndike--Stillingfleet.
Lecture V. Moral theology in the seventeenth century--The English casuists: Perkins, Ames, Sanderson, Hall, Taylor--Joseph Mead--Hales of Eton--The Cambridge Platonists: Whichcote, Smith, Cudworth, More--Bishop Pearson--Barrow--Bishop Bull--The anti-Roman pamphleteers.
Lecture VI. Prolonged suspension of the controversy with Rome--Controversy on civil allegiance--The "Bangorian controversy"--The great controversy with the Deists, Bishop Berkeley, Bishop Butler--Warburton's Divine Legation--Paley--The controversy with Arianism and Socinianism--Waterland--The Eucharistic theories of the non-jurors--Their views as to the invalidity of Lay-Baptism--Biblical criticism and exegesis in the eighteenth century--Ecclesiastical history--Conclusion.