Popery. An Enemy to Civil and Religious Liberty; and Dangerous to the Republic 1836 William Craig Brownlee ~ Anti-Catholic


Title: Popery. An Enemy to Civil and Religious Liberty; and Dangerous to the Republic

Author: W. C. [William Craig] Brownlee, D.D.

Description: Second edition, 1836. Olive green cloth with gilt lettered spine and decoratively blind stamped boards. Previous owners' bookplates. Colored pencil underlining and marginalia to the first five pages of the introduction and epithet left under the frontispiece portrait illustration of the author. 216 pages. Placed in an archival mylar sleeve.

A polemic against the Roman Catholic Church and its threat to both religious liberty and political freedom.

Originally published in 1835. William Craig Brownlee (1784-1860) was a reformed minister and an outspoken critic of the Catholic Church. A native Lanarkshire, Scotland, he earned his masters degree at the University of Glasgow, and after coming to the United States held pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1826 he was installed as a minister at the Collegiate Reformed Dutch church in New York City and served several Dutch Reformed Churches in Manhattan until his death in 1860.

The Dedication to the American Young Men.
The Introduction.
[Part I: Showing that Popery is a Fatal Enemy to Religious Liberty]
I. Popery in Its Principles and Spirit in No Respect Changed for the Better.
II. Popery a Fatal Enemy to Religious Liberty.
III. Roman Priests Incapable of Being True Republican Citizen.
IV. The Romish Priests Wield a Tremendous Power over their people.
V. Popery Hostile to Liberty and Rights of Conscience.
VI. Popery farther shown to be the same unchanged evil, and foe of man, as in the Dark Ages.
VII. Popery a determined enemy of a Free Press.
VIII. Popery Invariably Unites Church and State where it has the power.
[Part II: Showing that Popery is a Fatal Enemy to Civil Liberty].
I. Popery a Singular Anomaly.
II-VI. The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Claims and Exercises Temporal Power as Well as Spiritual Power.
VII-IX. The Roman Catholic Priests, A Privileged Order.
X. Summary.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good

Publisher: John S. Taylor, Bookseller and Publisher
Place: New York
Year: 1836

Keywords: anti-Catholic, polemic,

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