Works Against the Roman Apologist Robert Bellarmine

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Order of Contents

Introduction
Bellarmine’s 4 Vols.
Against the Whole  12
Against Numerous Volumes  5

Systematic Theology  3                    Images  2
God  1                                                  Indulgences  2
Scripture  10                                      Marriage  2
Traditions  2                                      Divorce  1
Apocrypha  1                                     Vows  1
Worship  1                                          Soteriology  2
Exaltation of Christ  1                      Eternal Decrees  4
Church  10                                          Original Righteousness  1
Councils  5                                          Author of Sin  2
Excommunication  1                        Original Sin & Sin  3
Conscience  1                                     Free Choice  2
Pope  10                                              Calling  1
History of the Papacy  5                  Repentance  1
Antichrist  5                                       Justification  6
Church History & Prophecy  5       Good Works  2
Monastics  2                                       Fasting  2
Purgatory  3                                       Sin Against the Holy Spirit  1
Limbo of the Fathers  2                    Civil Magistrate  11
Invocation & Worship of Saints 3  Biblical  2
Sacraments  2                                     Commentaries  4
Lord’s Supper & the Mass  4            On Protestantism  2
Auricular Confession  1                    General  4

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Introduction

The Jesuit Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was the most important apologist for the Romanist Church in the whole of Church history, and one of their most prolific and important writers.

It is also likely that never has a person had so many volumes written against him as Bellarmine; they numbered into the several hundreds.  Reading the names of the authors who refuted Bellarmine is somewhat like reading a who’s who of the times.  Bellarmine had so much perceived clout as a face of Rome, that responses written against his works were still being issued as current and relevant a hundred years after his original publications.

Bellarmine’s most important work, for our purposes, was his four volumes of academic disputations written against ‘the heretics of these times’, namely the protestants.  As these volumes covered most doctrines of the Christian faith in an orderly way, so full responses to them are virtually protestant systematic theologies.

Such comprehensive responses, or responses to select doctrines (which were more common) compiled together, thus entail a full polemical refutation of Romanism, or the whole doctrine of Antichrist (as Andrew Willet put it).

As Rome erred so profoundly on nearly every doctrine of the Christian faith (2 Pet. 3:16), and as Bellarmine’s disputations are rather detailed in what they treat of, so one will find in this collection of Anti-Bellarminiana (as the old colloquial phrase was) many treatments of lesser treated theological points, such as Christ being Auto-Theos (of Himself God), the necessity of good works, and whether Christ merited anything for Himself (topics not so easily found elsewhere).  If Bellarmine spoke to the theological issue (look through the tables of contents to his volumes), then here is a massive collection of orthodox literature on that exact point.

May this collection of over 155 resources be a great blessing to you, and may you find much sweet honey out of the dead, many-times beaten corpse of Bellarmine (Judg. 14:8-9).ª

ª As the Latin epigram insinuated on the title page of the Lutheran theologian, Dorsche’s volume below, which defended the Lutheran Augsburg Confession by way of quotes from Thomas Aquinas against Bellarmine.

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About this Collection

This collection is not exhaustive.  We have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible with regards to works in English that are fully online, excepting responses to Bellarmine by Socinians, Arminians and Roman Catholics.  We also did not include a few works against Bellarmine in English which we could not make heads or tails of.

We tried to make the collection very full with respect to reformed responses to Bellarmine in Latin.  Some Lutheran works have been included, especially on Scripture, though we tended to shy away from Lutheran works on the Sacraments and certain other subjects, due to the distinctive Lutheran errors on those topics and our limitations of time and energy.

Generally speaking the collection is limited to works which expressly mention Bellarmine in the title.  Works in languages besides English and Latin have not been included.

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Bellarmine’s 4 Vols.

Disputations on the Controversies of the Christian Faith Against the Heretics of these Times  Buy in English  (Sartori, 1601)

Latin

vol. 1, Of the Word of God, of Christ the Head of the Whole Church, of the Most High Pontiff

Subject & Scripture Index to this volume.

vol. 2, Of Councils & the Church, of the Members of the Church, of the Church which is being Purged in Subterranean Places, of the Church which is Triumphant in Heaven

Subject & Scripture Index

vol. 3, Of the Nature & Causes of the Sacraments, of the Effect, Number & Ceremonies of the Sacraments

Subject & Scripture Index

vol. 4, of the Grace of the First Man, of the Loss of Grace and of the State of Sin, of Grace & Free Choice, of the Justification of an Ungodly Person, of Good Works in Particular

Subject & Scripture Index

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Against the Whole of Bellarmine’s 4 Volumes

English

1500’s

Willet, Andrew – Synopsis Papismi, that is, A General View of Papistry wherein the Whole Mystery of Iniquity, and sum of anti-christian doctrine is set down, which is maintained this day by the Synagogue of Rome, against the Church of Christ, together with an antithesis of the true Christian faith, and an antidote or counter-poison out of the Scriptures, against the whore of Babylon’s Filthy Cup of abominations: divided into three books or centuries, that is, so many hundreds of Popish Heresies and Errors  1592  626 pp.  The Latin at the beginning of the title means: A Synopsis of Papistry.  The outline of this massive work generally follows the order of Bellarmine’s controversies, and Bellarmine is mentioned in it about 225 times.

Willet (c.1561-1621) was a reformed, conforming, non-separatist, English clergyman and controversialist.  A prolific writer, he is known for his anti-papal works.

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1600’s

Swadin, Thomas – The 2nd Half  of The Scriptures Vindicated from the Unsound Conclusions of Cardinal Bellarmine, and the controverted points betwixt the Church of Rome and the Reformed Church stated according to the opinions of both sides  (no place, 1643), pp. 178-244

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1700’s

Shuttleworth, Humphrey – Lectures on the Creed of Pope Pius IV: or the Trent Confession of Faith: wherein the arguments of Cardinal Bellarmine, and other approved Writers of the Roman Church, in vindication of the principal Tenets of Popery, as distinguished from Primitive Christianity, are examined and confuted  (London, 1785)

Shuttleworth appears to have been an Anglican.

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Latin

1500’s

Polanus, Amandus

Theological Theses on the Sole Principle of Theology, the Canon of Divine Scriptures, and the True Judge of the Sense of Scripture & of the Controversies of the Churches:  Sacred Scripture; there being adjoined a Refutation of the Sophisms of Bellarmine which endeavor to Evince that the Pope of Rome with his High Council is the Judge  (Basil, 1599)

A Syllabus of Theological Theses, according to the Methodical Rules of the Writings & Disputations of Robert Bellarmine…  (Basil, 1600)

An Anti-Bellarminiana Collection:  Three Complete Periods of Private Disputations  (Basel, 1613)  Table of Contents

Polanus was an early scholastic, reformed theologian.

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1600’s

Hommius, Festus – 70 Theological Disputations Against the Papists, which contain and shakes all the Controversies between Evangelicals and Papists… in an Anti-Bellarminiana Collection  (Leiden, 1614)  Table of contents

Hommius (1576-1642) was reformed.

Grawer, Albert & Johann Matthaus Meyfart – Anti-Jesuit Disputations, Most Powerful Against Francis Coster, Robert Bellarmine & Martin Becan, in which nearly All & Every Controversy Between Evangelicals & Papists is brought out, they being Cut Down in Syllogistic Forms, vol. 1 (Scripture, Church, Pope, Antichrist), vol. 2 (Justifying Faith, Free-Choice, Justification)  (Jena, 1614/1622)

Grawer (1575-1617), author of the first volume, was a Lutheran professor of theology at Jena, Germany.  Meyfart (1590-1642), author of the second volume, was a Lutheran professor of theology at Erfurt.

Willet, Andrew – A Synopsis of Papistry, or, the Whole Doctrine of the Antichrist which is now from the Roman Synagogue, especially as it is defended by Robert Bellarmine, Solidly Refuted…  Divided in 5 Books…  (Oppenheim, 1614)

Willet (c.1561-1621) was a reformed, conforming, non-separatist, English clergyman and controversialist.  A prolific writer, he is known for his anti-papal works.

Gerhard, John – [40] Synoptic Disputations in which the Papal Dogmas, according to a series observed out of Robert Bellarmine, are succinctly weighed  (Jena, 1620)

Gerhard was an important Lutheran theologian.

Pareus, David – Collection 9, 40 Disputations on the Controversies of the Jesuit Cardinal, Robert Bellarmine  in Theological Collections of Universal Orthodox Theology, where also All of the Present Theological Controversies are Clearly and Variously Explained, vol. 2  (1620)  Latin Table of contents

Table of Contents

1. Of the Truths & Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Canon of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 1, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  389
2. Of the Truths & Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Editions, Versions & Readings of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 2, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  397
3. Of the Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Interpretations of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 3, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  403
4. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about Traditions, Book 4, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  413
5. Of God, One & Three, out of Bellarmine, Books 1 & 2, ‘Of Christ’  421
6. Of the Incarnation of the Son of God, out of Bellarmine, Books 3-5, ‘Of Christ’  424
7. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Monarchical Church of the Apostle Peter, Book 1, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  430
8. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Successors of the Roman Pontiff in the Monarchical Church of the Apostle Peter, Book 2, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  433
9. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on the Antichrist, Book 3, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  436
10. Continuation of the Antichrist  442
11. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on the Power of the Roman Pontiff, Spiritual & Temporal, Books 4-5, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  447
12. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on Ecclesiastical Councils, Books 1-2  450
13. Of the Calumnies & Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Church & its Notes, Books 3-4, ‘Of the Church Militant’  455
14. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Clerics, Book 1  465
15. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Monks, Book 2  467
16. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Question of the Civil Power or Magistrate, Book 3, ‘Of Laymen’  470
17. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about Purgatory, Books 1-2, ‘Of Purgatory’  476
18. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Blessedness & Canonization of the Saints, Book 1, ‘Of the Blessedness of the Saints’  482
19. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Veneration of Relics & Images, Books 2-3  487
20. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Sacraments in General, Book 1, ‘Of the Sacraments’  492
21. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Effect, Difference & Number of the Sacraments, Books 2, ‘Of the Effect of the Sacraments’  498
22. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine About the Controversy of the Sacrament of Baptism & of Confirmation  503
23. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Eucharist, Books 1-2  510
24. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Possibility of the Presence of the Body of Christ under the Appearance of the Eucharist, Books 1-2  515
25. The Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Substance, Rite, Effect, Integrity & Veneration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, Book 4, ‘Of the Eucharist’  520
26. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Mass, Books 1-2  525
27. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Pseudo-Sacrament of Penitence, Books 1-4  530
28. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Indulgences, Extreme Unction, Ecclesiastical Order & Matrimony  536
29. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy the Grace of the First Man, Book 1, & of the Definition & Partition of Sin, Book 1, ‘Of the Amiss.[?] of Grace’  540
30. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Cause of Sin, Book 2, ‘Of the Amiss.[?] of Grace’  546
31. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the First Sin & its Effects, Books 3-6  550
32. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Grace & Free-Will, Books 1-2  557
33. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Free-Will, Books 3-4, ‘Of Grace & Free-Will’  562
34. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Free-Will in Morals & Spirituals, Books 5-6, ‘Of Grace & Free-Will’  568
35. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Nature & Proper Act of Justification by Faith, Book 1, ‘Of Justification’  572
36. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Formal Cause of Justification & of Inherent Righteousness, Book 2, ‘Of Justification’  572
37. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Uncertainty, Immutability & Inequality of Righteousness, Book 3, ‘Of Justification’  590
38. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Necessity & Righteousness of Works, Book 4, ‘Of Justification’  598
39. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Merits of Works, Book 5, ‘Of Justification’  606
40. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Good Works in Particular: Prayer, Fasting & Alms, Books 1-3  613

Ames, William – Bellarmine Enervated  (London, 1632-1633)  Table of Contents to the 4 vols.

vol. 1 (Word of God, Christ, Roman Pontiff),

vol. 2 (Councils, Church, Clergy, Monastics, Purgatory, Worship of Saints)

vol. 3 (Sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Indulgences, Extreme Unction, Ordination, Marriage)

vol. 4 (Grace of Adam, Sin, Grace, Free-Choice, Justification, Merits)

Dorsche, Johann Georg – Thomas Aquinas, called the Angelic Doctor, exhibited to be a Confessor of the True Gospel by a Repeating of the Augsburg Confession, Examined according to a Series of Controversies in the Four Books of Cardinal Robert Bellarmine  (Frankfurt, 1656)  Table of contents

Dorsche (1597-1659) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.  Dorsche quotes good parts out of Thomas Aquinas upholding much of true Scriptural teaching, in accord with the Lutheran Augsburg Confession and against Robert Bellarmine.

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1700’s

Scherzer, Johann Adam – Anti-Bellarmine, or Academic Disputations on the Four Tomes of Controversies by Robert Bellarmine…  (Leipzig, 1703)

Scherzer (1628-1683) was a Lutheran professor of logic, Hebrew and theology at Leipzig.

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Against Numerous Volumes of Bellarmine

Latin

Against the First 3 Vols. of Bellarmine

Daneau, Lambert – A Response to the Theological Disputations of Robert Bellarmine on Controversial Things in Religion, to vols. 1-2, to vol. 3 of Bellarmine  (Geneva, 1596/1598)

Daneau (c.1530-1595) was a French jurist and reformed theologian.

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Against the First 2 Vols. of Bellarmine

1500’s

Lubbertus, Sibrandus

On the Principles of Christian Dogma, in 7 Books, Scholastically & Theologically Collated with the Disputations of Robert Bellarmine…  (Franeker, 1591)

Of the Roman Pope, in 10 Books, Scholastically & Theologically Collated with the Disputations of Robert Bellarmine…  (Franeker, 1594)

On the Church, in Six Books, Collated with the Disputations of Robert Bellarmine  (Franeker, 1607)

Lubbertus (c.1556-1625) was a reformed, Dutch professor of theology at Franeker, Netherlands.

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1600’s

Junius, Francis

The Theological Works, vol. 2, Elenctic  (Heidelberg, 1607; 1608) 

6. Animadversions on the First Controversy of the Word of God Written and Not Written of Robert Bellarmine of the Society of Jesus, so Called  405

7. On the Second Controversy on Christ the Head of the Whole Church  539

8. On the Third Controversy on the Highest Pontiff  633

9. On the Three Books on the Change of the Roman Empire from the Greeks to the Franks  879

10. On the Fourth Controversy, on Councils & the Church Militant  1023

11. A Single Book on the Church  997

12. On the Fifth Controversy, of the Members of the Militant Church  1173

13. Animadversions on the Appended Short Book to the 3rd Controversy  1429

14. On the Sixth Controversy, of the Church which is in Purgatory  1465

Animadversions on the Seventh Controversy of Robert Bellarmine, on the Church Triumphant, or of Glory & the Worship of the Saints  (St. Andrews, 1609)

Froreisen, Isaac – A Panoply of Scrutiny on Bellarminiana, in which all the Controversies Between Orthodox Lutherans and the Papists are clearly propounded and dashed according to the Rule of Heavenly Truth, vol. 1 (against vol. 1), 2 (against vol. 2)  (Strassburg, Germany, 1630)

Froreisen (1589-1632) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Strassburg, Germany.

Gerhard, Johann – Theological Disputations, in which Bellarmine, by Orthodox Testings, is brought forth, that is, Catholic & Evangelical Truth, especially in which some articles in our controversies with the Roman Catholic Church, out of Bellarmine Himself, are Defended…  the First Decade  (Jena, 1630)

Gerhard was a major Lutheran theologian.

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Systematic Theology

English

1600’s

Trelcatius, Lucas – A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein, the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved  ToC  (London, 1610)

Trelcarius Jr. (1573-1607) was an early scholastic, reformed professor of theology at Leiden.

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Latin

1600’s

Trelcatius, Daniel – Institution by Epitome of Common Places of Sacred Theology, in which every Place the Truth is Asserted & the Sophisms of Bellarmine are Refuted  (London, 1608)

Trelcarius Jr. (1573-1607) was an early scholastic, reformed professor of theology at Leiden.

Scharp, John – A Course of Theology, in which all the dogmas and controversies of faith agitated in this generation between us and Papists are handled one by one and the arguments of Bellarmine are responded to, vol. 12 (Geneva, 1620)  The table of contents is at the end of volume two.

Sharp (1572-1648) was Scottish but was also influential in France.  Even though this work is against the Papists, Scharp handles most of the topics of theology in systematic order.

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On God

Latin

1600’s

Dorsche, Johann Georg – A Short Philological-Theological Dissertation on the Incommunicable & Unpronounceable Name of God, Jehova, excerpted out of the Vindications & Animadversions of Anti-Bellarminiana  (Strassburg, Germany, 1642)

Dorsche (1597-1659) was a professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.

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On Scripture

English

1500’s

Whitaker, William – A Disputation on Holy Scripture against the Papists, especially Bellarmine and Stapleton  (1588; Cambridge, 1849)

Whitaker (1548-1595) was a reformed, Anglican puritan.

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Latin

1500’s

Gerlach, Stephan – Theses on Sacred Scripture, contra Robert Belleramine…  (Tubingen, 1597)

Gerlach (1546-1612) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Tubingen.

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1600’s

Gesner, Salomon – A True & Perspicuous Explication Most Necessary unto these times Written on the Sentence of the Divine Paul, 2 Tim. 3, “All Scripture is God-breathed and useful…  One with a Solid Refutation of the Depraved Sophistries & Objections of Andrade, Bellarmine, Stapleton & Others  (Wittenburg, 1602)

Gesner (1559-1605) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Wittenburg.

Hunnius, Aegidius – On the First General Controversy of Robert Bellarmine on the Word of God Written, Examined & Refuted  (Frankfurt, 1602)

Hunnius (1550-1603) was a Lutheran scholastic theologian, professor at Wittenburg and the father of Nicolaus Hunnius.

Rainolds, John – Six Theses on Sacred Scripture and the Church, being public disputations given in the Academy of Oxford…  and a defense contra the Papists Elymas, Stapleton, Martin, Bellarmine, Baron, Justus Calvin…  (Hanau, 1603)

Rainolds (1549-1607) was an English academic and churchman, of Puritan views. He is remembered for his role in the Authorized Version of the Bible, a project of which he was initiator.

Pareus, David – An Aphoristic Disputation on Book 1 of the Jesuit, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, on the Word of God Written, Illustrated with Continuous Notes, out of the Anti-Bellarminiana Collection  (Heidelberg, 1612)

Pareus (1548-1622) was a German Reformed Protestant theologian and reformer.

Horneius, Conrad – A Theological Tract on the Sacred and Divine Scriptures, by which the True, Old & Catholic Doctrine of the Authority, Canon, Sufficiency & Interpretation of Scripture is again Asserted and Defended in 8 Disputations Against the Papists, chiefly Cardinal Bellarmine & the defense of him by Jacob Gretser, Martin Becan, Jacob Gordon Huntlae & Others  (Helmstedt, 1632)

Horneius (1590-1649) was a Lutheran.

Strang, John – Of the Interpretation and Perfection of Scripture, where is poured out of the Judge of Controversies and Traditions Against Bellarmine, Stapleton, Gretser, , Gregory of Valentia and others, one with short works on the Sabbath, the Image of God, Polygamy and Others, with a life of the Author  (Rotterdam, 1663)

Strang (1584-1654) was a reformed Scottish minister and Principal of Glasgow University who sought a middle course at the Second Reformation between episcopacy and the covenanters.

Dorsche, Johann Georg – Compendiums of Vindications & Animadversions upon the Allegations made by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine in his Four Tomes of Controversies from the Exodus of Moses, chs. 1-4…  with Two Preliminary Dissertations on the Authority of Scripture & the Church & of the Divine Person of the Holy Spirit  (Frankfurt, 1659)

Dorsche (1597-1659) was a professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.

Kortholt, Christian – A Tract on the Canon of Scripture, Opposing Cardinal Robert Bellarmine…  (Rostock, 1665)

Korthold (1633-1694) was a Lutheran professor of Greek & theology at Rostock & Kiel, Germany.

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On Traditions

English

Abbot, Robert – ch. 7, ‘Of Traditions’ of The Second Part of the Defence of the Reformed Catholic…  against the vain cavilations collected by Doctor Bishop seminary priest, as out of other popish writers, so especially out of Bellarmine…  ToC  (London, 1607)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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Latin

Strang, John – Of the Interpretation and Perfection of Scripture, where is poured out of the Judge of Controversies and Traditions Against Bellarmine, Stapleton, Gretser, , Gregory of Valentia and others, one with short works on the Sabbath, the Image of God, Polygamy and Others, with a life of the Author  (Rotterdam, 1663)

Strang (1584-1654) was a reformed Scottish minister and Principal of Glasgow University who sought a middle course at the Second Reformation between episcopacy and the covenanters.

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On the Apocrypha

Latin

Rainolds, John – A Censure of the Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament, Against the Papists, especially Robert Bellarmine, whereby the divine and canonical authority of Sacred Scripture is most solidly asserted, and in which is especially accurately explained the Duration of the Persian Monarchy and the 70 Weeks of Daniel, in 50 lectures in the Academy of Oxford drawn into a tract posthumously, vols. 1, 2  (Oppenheim, Germany, 1611)

Rainolds (1549-1607) was an English academic and churchman, of Puritan views. He is remembered for his role in the Authorized Version of the Bible, a project of which he was initiator.

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On Worship

English

Anonymous – Bellarminus Junior Enervatus [Bellarminus Jr. Enervated]: or the Insufficiency of Mr. Richard Baxter’s Answer to Dr. Owen’s Twelve arguments about divine worship detected. Wherein is given an exact parallel between the distinctions and answers Bellarmine and other Papists use against Protestants about worship, and Mr. Baxter’s distinctions and answers to Dr. Owen’s arguments  (London?, 1684)

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Exaltation of Christ

Latin

Hildebrand, Hermann – The Triumph of Christ Unfolded, being a Large & Sufficient Illustration of the place, Col. 2:15 & Vindication of it from Corruptions, firstly occurring in…  4. Bellarmine’s Exorbitances…  in the whole of his Tract 2 of Vol. 2…  (Herborn, 1680)

Hildebrand (fl. 1664-1680)  was a reformed professor of theology at Herborn, Germany.

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On the Church

English

1600’s

Field, Richard – Of the Church, Five Books  (1606-10; Cambridge, 1850), vol. 1, 2, 3, 4

Field (1561-1616) was an English ecclesiological theologian associated with the work of Richard Hooker.  Whereas Hooker, eight years Field’s senior, had written his Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity to defend conformity against non-conformity, Field’s major work, Of the Church (1606/10), was a defence of the Protestant Church of England under its Elizabethan settlement against the charge of Romanist opponents that it was no church at all.

Bellarmine is quoted as a main opponent many times throughout the volumes.

Mason, Francis – Of the Consecration of the Bishops in the Church of England with their Succession, Jurisdiction, and other things incident to their calling: as also of the ordination of priests and deacons. Five books: wherein they are cleared from the slanders and odious imputations of Bellarmine, Sanders, Bristow, Harding, Allen, Stapleton, Parsons, Kellison, Eudemon, Becanus, and other romanists: and justified to contain nothing contrary to the Scriptures, councils, Fathers, or approved examples of primitive antiquity  (London, 1613)

Mason (c.1565-1621) was a reformed Anglican.

Christianus, Socrates – A Discourse Concerning the Original of the Powder-Plot together with a relation of the conspiracies against Queen Elizabeth and the persecutions of the Protestants in France to the death of Henry the fourth: collected out of Thuanus, Davila, Perefix, and several other authors of the Roman communion, as also reflections upon Bellarmine’s Notes of the Church, etc.  ToC  (London, 1674)

Sherlock, William

A Brief Discourse concerning the Notes of the Church with some reflections on Cardinal Bellarmine’s Notes  (London, 1687)

Sherlock (c. 1641–1707) was an Anglican.

A Vindication of the Brief Discourse concerning the Notes of the Church in answer to a late pamphlet entitled, The Use and Great Moment of the Notes of the Church, as delivered by Cardinal Bellarmine…  (London, 1687)

Tullie, George – A Defence of the Confuter of Bellarmine’s Second Note of the Church, Antiquity, against the Cavils of the Adviser  ToC  (London, 1687)

Someone had confuted Bellarmine’s 2nd Note of the Church, its Antiquity.  Then an anonymous pamphlet came out critical of that confutation,entitled, Advice to the Confuter of Bellarmine with some considerations upon the Antiquity of the Church of England.  This work defends the Confuter against the Adviser.

ed. Gibson, Edmund & John Cumming – Ch. 2, ‘The Popish Notes of the Church Examined and Confuted’ (Notes 1-9) & ‘(Continued)’ (Notes 10-15) in A Preservative Against Popery in several Select Discourses upon the Principal Heads of Controversy between Protestants and Papists, being written and published by the most eminent divines of the Church of England, Chiefly in the Reign of King James II [1685-1688], vol. 3, pp. 166-377 & vol. 4, pp. 1-119  (London, 1848)

Gibson (1669-1748) was a British divine who served as an Anglican Bishop, jurist, and antiquary.  He published these writings from 1680’s English writers in three volumes in 1738.

Cumming (1807-1881) was a prolific Scot who was the minister of a Church of Scotland congregation in London.  He edited Gibson’s volumes and republished them as 18 volumes in the 1840’s and later published an eight volume supplement to the series.

For more on the series, and links to all the volumes, see Wikipedia: ‘Preservative Against Popery’.

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1800’s

Tenison, Thomas – The Notes of the Church, as laid down by Cardinal Bellarmine, Examined and Confuted, in a series of Tracts  (London, 1839)

Tenison (1636-1715) was a latitudinarian Anglican.

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Latin

1600’s

Whitaker, William – Lectures in which is pulled to together the Controversy on the Church Against the Papists, especially the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine, Distributed in Seven Questions  (Herborn, 1603)

Whitaker (1548-1595) was a reformed, Anglican puritan.

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Of the True Church of Christ Against Robert Bellarmine & Other Associates of the Jebusite Sect, Book One…  (Hanau, 1605)  Together with his works on Councils & Monastics

Sutcliffe (1550-1602) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

Willet, Andrew – The Second General Controversy on the Church Contra the Papists of these Times, Especially even Robert Bellarmine, is Drawn together Briefly & Succinctly  (Oppenheim, Germany, 1614)

Willet (c.1561-1621) was a reformed, conforming, non-separatist, English clergyman and controversialist.  A prolific writer, he is known for his anti-papal works.

Dorsche, Johann Georg – Compendiums of Vindications & Animadversions upon the Allegations made by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine in his Four Tomes of Controversies from the Exodus of Moses, chs. 1-4…  with Two Preliminary Dissertations on the Authority of Scripture & the Church & of the Divine Person of the Holy Spirit  (Frankfurt, 1659)

Dorsche (1597-1659) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.

Deutschmann, Johann – An Academic Dissertation expounding the True Notes of the Orthodox Church and refuting the 15 False Notes of Bellarmine  (Wittenburg, 1676)

Deutschmann (1625-1706) was a Lutheran, German theologian.

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1700’s

Heidegger, Johann Heinrich – Ch. 26, theses 36-44, ‘Of the 15 Notes of the Church According to Bellarmine’  in The Marrow of Christian Theology: an Introductory Epitome of the Body of Theology  (Zurich, 1713)  See also the same subject in his larger Body of Christian Theology, vol. 2

Heidegger was reformed.

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On Councils

Latin

1600’s

Whitaker, William – Lectures in which is drawn together the Controversy on Councils Against the Papists, especially the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine, Distributed in Six Questions  (Cambridge, 1600)

Whitaker (1548-1595) was a reformed, Anglican puritan.

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Of Councils and of their Authority, against Robert Bellarmine & his fine Companions, in Two Books  (London, 1600)

Sutcliffe (1550-1629) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

Gesner, Salomon – Of Councils in Four Books, which Contains a General Tract, then a Historical Narration of All Councils, and following, Two Refutations of Two Books on Councils by the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine, vols. 1-2, 3-4  (Wittenburg, 1601)

Gesner (1559-1605) was a professor of theology at Wittenburg.

Willet, Andrew – A Synopsis of Papistry, Against the Third General Controversy on Councils; an Erudite & Illustrious Disputation, Especially Written Against Cardinal Robert Bellarmine & other Papists  (Frankfurt, 1618)

Willet (c.1561-1621) was a reformed, conforming, non-separatist, English clergyman and controversialist.  A prolific writer, he is known for his anti-papal works.

Cappel, Jacob

Molina, Cappel, Ramburtio, Maresio, Calvino, Le Blanc, Le Vasseur, Alpaeo – A Collection of the Theological Disputations held at Various Times in the Academy of Sedan, vols. 1 (Molina & Cappel)  (Geneva, 1661)

125. Part 2, Containing an Index of Principal Falsehoods of Robert Bellarmine in his first book, On Councils, pp. 1037-1040

126. Part 3, Containing an Index of Principal Falsehoods of Robert Bellarmine in his second book, On Councils, pp. 1040-1046

Cappel (1570-1624)

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On Excommunication

English

Servita Pietro Sarpi, Paolo – An Apology, or, Apologetical Answer made by Father Paul, a Venetian of the order of Serui, unto the exceptions and objections of Cardinal Bellarmine against Certain Treatises and resolutions of John Gerson concerning the force and validity of excommunication  ToC  (London, 1607)

Servita appears to have been a Romanist.  Gerson may have been Jean Charlier de Gerson (1363-1429).

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Conscience

English

Wilson, Thomas – Judicium Discretionis [The Judgment of Discretion], or, A Just and Necessary Apology, for the People’s Judgement of Private Discretion exhibited against the arrogant pretences and imperious suggestions of Tannerus, Valentia, Bellarmine, with other advocates of the papal tyranny, and the tendered to the consideration of all those who would secure themselves against Anti-Christian impostures and delusions  (London, 1667)

Five Thomas Wilsons are listed at PRDL.  From the publication date, this is likely Wilson (†1653, Reformed) or Wilson (fl.1679-, Anglican).

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On the Pope

English

1500’s

Bunny, Francis – A Survey of the Pope’s Supremacy, wherein is a trial of his title and a proof of his practices: and in it are examined the chief arguments that Mr. Bellarmine hath for defence of the said supremacy in his books of the bishop of Rome  (London, 1595)

Bunny (1543-1617) was reformed.

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1600’s

Howson, John – Certain Sermons made in Oxford, 1616, wherein is proved that St. Peter had no monarchical power over the rest of the Apostles, against Bellarmine, Sanders, Stapleton and the rest of that company  ToC  (London, 1622)

Howson (c. 1557–1632) was an Anglican doctor of divinity.

Care, Henry – A Modest Inquiry, whether St. Peter were ever at Rome and bishop of that church?  Wherein, I. the arguments of Cardinal Bellarmine and others, for the affirmative are considered, II. some considerations taken notice of that render the negative highly probable  (London, 1687)

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Latin

1500’s

Hotman, Francis – The Great Thunder Bolt of Pope Sixtus V Against the Most Serene & Illustrious King Henry Borbon of Navarre…  one with a Protestation of the Multifold Nullity, to which… is appended a Disputation of Robert Bellermine of the Society of Jesuits on the Primacy of the Bishop of Rome & a Response to it…   (Geneva, 1586)

Hotman (1524-1590) was a reformed professor of law at Geneva.

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1600’s

van Marnix, Philips – An Examination of the Reasons which Robert Bellarmine has constructed for the Roman Pontificate, Leaning thereupon  (no place, 1604)

Marnix (1538-1598) was a reformed, Flemish and Dutch writer and statesman, and the probable author of the text of the Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus.

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Of the Roman Pontiff & his Most Unjust Domination in the Church, Against Robert Bellarmine & the Whole Fellowship of the Jebusites in 5 Books  (Hanau, 1605)

Sutcliffe (1550-1629) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

Piscator, Johannes – A Short Commentary on the Words of Christ, Mt. 16:18-19, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build the Church…”, Vindicated from the Sophisms of Robert Bellarmine  in Volume 2 of Theological Theses… (Herborn, 1607)  p. 406

Piscator (1546–1625) was a German Reformed theologian, known as a Bible translator and textbook writer.

Whitaker, William – Lectures on the Controversy of the Roman Pontiff, Distributed in 8 Questions…  Against the Papists, Especially Robert Bellarmine  (Hanau, 1608)

Whitaker (1548-1595) was a reformed, Anglican puritan.

Gerhard, Johann – [36] Theological Disputations, in which Papal Dogmas, according to a Compendious Series of Bellarmine, are Weighed, Number 5, of the Pope of Rome  (Jena, 1629)

Gerhard was a Lutheran theologian.

Vedel, Nicholas – Of the Chair of Peter, or of the Antiochene and Roman Bishopric of the Apostle, St. Peter, in Two Books, Against Baron & Bellarmine, for the Liberty of Kings, Rulers and Christian People  (Franeker, 1640)

Vedel (1596-1642) was a reformed professor of philosophy at Geneva and of theology at Franeker.

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On the History of the Papacy

Latin

de Mornay, Philippe – The Mystery of Iniquity: that is to say, The History of the Papacy. Declaring by what degrees it is now mounted to this height, and what oppositions the better sort from time to time have made against it.  Where is also defended the right of Emperors, kings, and Christian princes, against the assertions of the cardinals, Bellarmine and Baronius  (London, 1612)  in Latin

de Mornay (1549-1623) was a reformed French writer and known as one of the Monarchomaques, or fighters against tyrannical monarchs.

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On Whether there was a Woman Pope, Joane?

English

German – Historia de Donne Famose. Or The Roman Jubilee which happened in the year 855 [A.D.]. Disputed lately, that there was a woman pope named Joane the eighth, against all the Jesuits, by a Germaine, but especially against Rob. Bellarmine father of all controversies, his treatise De Romano Pontifico. lib. 3. cap. 24  (London, 1599)

Cooke, Alexander – Pope Joane, A Dialogue between a protestant and a papist. Manifestly proving that a woman called Joane was Pope of Rome: against the surmises and objections made to the contrary, by Robert Bellarmine and Cæsar Baronius Cardinals: Florimondus Ræmondus, N.D. and other popish writers, impudently denying the same  (London, 1610)

Cooke (1564-1632) was a reformed puritan.

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Latin

Dillingham, Francis – A Brief Tract in which many Protestant Dogmas are Found to be Concluded out of Principal Papists, especially out of the Confession of Bellarmine Himself…  at the end of these works, reader you will find a tract on the Popess Johanna, written against the sophisms of Belleramine  Ref  (Cambridge, 1603)

Dillingham (d. 1625) was a reformed, English scholar, cleric and biblical translator who worked on the KJV.

Decker, Conrad – Of the Roman Pope, & the Roman Popess, that is, the 40 Demonstrations of Nicolas Sander that the Roman Pope is not Anti-Christ, that proof is solidly refuted by the Furnishing of William Whitaker; & the Assertion of the True History of Pope Johanne VIII, that she was a Woman & Child-bearing, contra the Teaching of Bellarmine & Baron  (Oppenheim, Germany, 1612)

Decker (d. 1620) was reformed.

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On the Antichrist

English

Downame, George – A Treatise Concerning Antichrist, divided into Two Books, the former proving that the Pope is Antichrist, the latter maintaining the same assertion against all the objections of Robert Bellarmine…  (London, 1603)

Brightman, Thomas

Revelation of the Revelation, that is The Revelation of St. John. Against Bellarmine, the confuting of that counterfeit ANTICHRIST, whom Bellarmine describeth, and laboureth is prove by arguments with all his might, Book 3, touching the Pope of Rome [pp. 622-770]  (Amsterdam, 1615)

A Revelation of the Apocalypse, that is, the Apocalypse of St. John illustrated with an analysis & scholia, where the sense is opened by the scripture, & the events of things foretold, showed by histories.  Hereunto is prefixed a general view: and at the end of the 17th chapter is inserted a refutation of R. Bellarmine touching Antichrist, in his 3rd book of the Bishop of Rome  ToC  (Amsterdam, 1611)  In Latin

Brightman (1562-1607) was a reformed English clergyman and biblical commentator.  His exegesis of the Book of Revelation, published posthumously, proved influential.

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Latin

Dillingham, Francis – A Gleaning on Antichrist: in which Protestant Arguments are Asserted contra the Sophisms of Bellarmine  Ref  (Cambridge, 1605)

Abbot, Robert – A Demonstration of the Antichrist, against Papist Fables & the Inept Disputation of Robert Bellarmine on the Antichrist  (London, 1608)  582 pp.  Table of Contents

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

Tilen, Daniel & Thomas Brightman – Antichrist: A Twofold Disputation: I. The Pope of Rome Truly Predicted in the Sacred Letters to be that Great & Properly-Called Antichrist, by the author Daniel Tilen, theologian of Sedan;  II. The Fictitious Antichrist of the Papists & Jesuits is a Fabricated Monster contra the Truth of the Sacred Letters, Against the Disputation of Robert Bellarmine on the Antichrist  (Amberg, Germany, 1610)

Tilen (1563-1633) was a German-French theologian who was initially reformed, though later became an Arminian.  Brightman (1562-1607) was a reformed, English clergyman and was noted for his works on eschatology.

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On Church History & Prophecy

English

Du Moulin, Pierre – The Accomplishment of the Prophecies; or The Third book in defence of the Catholic faith contained in the book of the high & mighty King James I, by the grace of God King of Great Britain and Ireland. Against the allegations of R. Bellarmine; and F.N. Coëffeteau & other doctors of the Romish Church…  (Oxford, 1613)

Du Mouline (1568-1658) was a Huguenot minister in France who also resided in England for some years.

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Latin

1600’s

Vedel, Nicolaus – All that which is extent of the Holy Martyr Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, in Two Distinct Books, of which the first contains the Genuine Epistles, then the Supposed Epistles, with 12 Exercitations on the same Ignatius for Catholic Antiquity Against Baron & Bellarmine  (Geneva, 1623)

Vedel (1596-1642) was a reformed professor of philosophy at Geneva and of theology at Franeker.

Scultetus, Abraham – A System of the Marrow of the Theology of the Fathers, in which the Theology of the Primitive, Ancient Doctors of the Church, which Flourished before and after the Council of Nicea, is Synthetically Expressed by an Analytical Method and so is Vindicated from the Corruptions of Robert Bellarmine…  and other Papists, and so it may fluidly appear that the Solas of the Reformed Church are the doctrines of the True Gospel and Antiquity, vol. 1, 2  (Frankfurt, 1634)

Scultetus (1566-1625) was a reformed, German professor of Old Testament at Heidelberg, and the court preacher for the Elector of the Palatinate Frederick V.

Muller, Georg – Vindications of the Gospel of the Reformation Against the Oration of Bellermine…  (Lausanne, 1672)

Muller (1603-1684) was a reformed professor of philosophy & theology at Lausanne, Switzerland.

Basnage, Samuel – Historical-Critical Exercitations on Sacred and Ecclesiastical Things, in which the Annals of Cardinal Baron, from 35 A.D. in which Casaubon ceased, are weighed, and even the great adversary Bellarmine, Lightfoot, Pagius & others are shattered & the errors of a great part of History & Chronology are Emended  (Utrecht, 1692)

Basnage (1638-1721) was reformed.

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On Monastics

Latin

Sutcliffe, Matthew – A Disputation on Monastics & their Institutes & Practices, Against Robert Bellarmine…  (London, 1603)

Sutcliffe (1550-1629) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

Schaller, Jacob – Disputation 10 on the Poverty of Monastics out of the Communion, of the 5th Exercitation on Bellarmine, Book 2, Of Monastics, ch. 46, 3rd Argument  (Strassburg, Germany, 1660)

Schaller (1604-1676) was a Lutheran professor of practical philosophy at Strassburg, Germany.

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On Purgatory

English

Morton, Thomas – The Encounter Against Mr. Parsons, by a review of his last sober reckoning, and his exceptions urged in the treatise of his mitigation. Wherein moreover is inserted: 1. A confession of some Romanists, both concerning the particular falsifications of principal Romanists, as namely, Bellarmine, Suarez, and others: as also concerning the generall fraude of that church in corrupting of authors. 2. A confutation of slanders, which Bellarmine urged against Protestants. 3. A performance of the challenge which Mr. Parsons made for the examining of sixty Fathers, cited by Coccius for proof of Purgatory…  4. A censure of a late pamphlet, entitled, The pattern of a Protestant, by one once termed the moderate answerer. 5. An handling of his question of mental equiuocation (after his boldness with the L. Cooke) upon occasion of the most memorable, and feigned Yorkshire case of equivocating; and of his raging against D. Kings sermon…  (London, 1610)

Morton (bap.1564-1659) was a reformed, English churchman, bishop of several dioceses. Well-connected and in favor with James I, he was also a significant polemical writer against Roman Catholic views.  He rose to become Bishop of Durham, but despite a record of sympathetic treatment of Puritans as a diocesan, and underlying Calvinist beliefs shown in the Gagg controversy, his royalism saw him descend into poverty under the Commonwealth.

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Latin

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Against the Disputation of Robert Bellarmine on Purgatory  Ref  (London, 1599)

Guild, William – Ignis Fatuus, or the Elf-Fire of Purgatory, wherein Bellarmine is confuted by arguments both out of the Old and New Testament, and by his own proofs out of Scriptures and Fathers. Also an annexe to this treatise of purgatory, concerning the distinction of sin in mortal and venial…  (London, 1625)

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On the Limbo of the Fathers

Latin

Dillingham, Francis – A Brief & Distinct Disputation on Two Questions: namely, of the Limbo of the Fathers, and of the Comparing of Peter with Paul, against Robert Bellarmine  Ref  (Cambridge, 1602)

Dillingham (d. 1625) was a reformed, English scholar, cleric and biblical translator who worked on the KJV.

Hildebrand, Hermann – The Triumph of Christ Unfolded, being a Large & Sufficient Illustration of the place, Col. 2:15 & Vindication of it from Corruptions, firstly occurring in…  4. Bellarmine’s Exorbitances…  in the whole of his Tract 2 of Vol. 2…  (Herborn, 1680)

Hildebrand (fl. 1664-1680)  was a reformed professor of theology at Herborn, Germany.

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On the Invocation & Worship of the Saints

English

Polyander, Johannes – The Refutation of an Epistle, written by a certain doctor of the Augustin’s order within the city of Leige together with the arguments, which he hath borrowed from Robert Bellarmine, to Prove the Invocation of Saints…  (London, 1610)

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Latin

Rainolds, John – Of the Idolatry of the Roman Church in the Worship of the Saints, relics, images, water, salt, oil and other consecrated things, and of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, a Work begun in Two Books: in which, amongst many other errors of the various fathers of Papistry are laid open, even especially those of Bellarmine, Gregory of Valencia…  Ref  (Oxford, 1596)

Affelmann, Johannes – A Specimen of an Anti-Jesuit Conflict, or an Expedited and Striving, Pregnant Anatomy of the Paderborn Jesuits on the Invocation of the Saints, in which the arguments of the subtle Robert Bellarmine, Gregory Vasquez, Francis Coster, Martin Becan and other Jesuits are accurately examined and cut off unto life  (Rostock, 1616)

Affelmann (1588-1638) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.

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On the Sacraments

English

Sparke, Thomas – The Highway to Heaven by the clear light of the Gospel cleansed of a number of most dangerous stumbling stones thereinto thrown by Bellarmine and others. In a treatise made upon the 37th, 38th and 39th verses of the 7th of John: wherein is so handled the most sweet and comfortable doctrine of the true union and communication of Christ and his Church, and the contrary is so confuted, as that not only thereby also summarily and briefly, and yet plainly all men may learn rightly to receive the sacrament of Christs blessed body and blood, but also how to believe and to live to salvation. And therefore entitled The Highway to Heaven  ToC  (London, 1597)

Sparke (1548-1616) was a reformed puritan.

Abbot, Robert – A Mirror of Popish subtilties discovering sundry wretched and miserable evasions and shifts which a secret cavilling Papist in the behalf of one Paul Spence, Priest, yet living and lately prisoner in the castle of Worcester, hath gathered out of Sanders, Bellarmine, and others, for the avoiding and discrediting of sundry allegations of scriptures and fathers against the doctrine of the Church of Rome, concerning sacraments, the sacrifice of the mass, transubstantiation, justification, etc.  ToC  (London, 1594)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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On the Lord’s Supper & the Mass

Latin

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Of the Papal Mass & Various Errors & Corruptions of the Roman Synagogue about the Sacramental Eucharist, Against Robert Bellarmine & the Whole Fellowship of the Jebusites & Canaanites, in Five Books, a Tract of Controversies, of which the first is of the Real Presence, the second of Transubstantiation, the third of the Sacrifice of the Mass, the fourth of Private Masses & Communion under one Species, the last on Mass Ceremonies and Parts  (London, 1603)

Sutcliffe (1550-1629) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

Pareus, David – Papal & Jesuit Aphorisms on the Sacred Eucharist and on the Sacrifice of the Mass Asserted by Disputations of the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine & especially by the Decrees of the Council of Trent  (Heidelberg, 1609)

Pareus was a reformed theologian and professor.  This disputation is meant to document, prove and clarify exactly what the Papists held to on these points.

Waser, Kaspar – The Orthodox Teaching on the Bloody, Expiatory, One & Perfect Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, Vindicated from the Sophisms of Bellarmine, by which the Sacrifice of the Mass is Heaped up & Leaned upon…  (Zurich, 1615)

Waser (1565-1625) was a professor of Greek and theology at Zurich.

Alsted, Johann Heinrich – A Dissertation on Spiritual Chewing, Transubstantiation & the Sacrifice of the Mass, & a Tract of the same Author on the Church & its parts & properties, Against Bellarmine, Becan & other Papal Errors, to which is supplementally joined in turn Daniel Chamier’s Panstratiae in the German edition.  Also adjoined is John Prideaux (of the Oxford Theological Academy) on the Visibility of the Church, a most instructful lecture, and a Disputation of Benedict Turretin (Professor at Geneva) on the Nature of the Church  (Geneva, 1630)

Alsted (1588-1638), “the true parent of all the Encyclopædias”, was a German-born Transylvanian Saxon reformed minister and academic, known for his varied interests in Ramism and Lullism, pedagogy and encyclopedias, theology and millenarianism.  His contemporaries noted that an anagram of Alstedius was sedulitas, meaning “hard work” in Latin.

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On Auricular Confession

Latin

Denison, John – A Disputation on the Vanity of Auricular Confession, against the Sophisms of Cardinal Bellarmine, and on the impiety of the Seal [Sacrament] of Confession against Certain Dogmas of the Scholastics & the Neotericorum  (Oxford, 1621)

Denison (c.1569-1629) was a reformed, English puritan.

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On Images

English

Abbot, Robert – ch. 9, ‘Of Images’ of The Second Part of the Defence of the Reformed Catholic…  against the vain cavilations collected by Doctor Bishop seminary priest, as out of other popish writers, so especially out of Bellarmine…  ToC  (London, 1607)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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Latin

Decker, Conrad – Of the Roman Cross-Worship, in 2 Books, in the first of which is demonstrated that Papists are Cross-Worshippers, in the latter the Disputation of Bellarmine on the Adoration of the Cross is Examined & Castigated  (Hanau, 1617)

Decker (d. 1620) was reformed.

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Indulgences

Latin

Hunnius, Aegidius – A Tract on Indulgences & the Roman Jubilee of the Pontiff, Written & Opposing the Two Books of the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine  (Frankfurt, 1599)

Hunnius (1550-1603) was a Lutheran scholastic theologian and father of Nicolaus Hunnius.

Sutcliffe, Matthew – Of Indulgences and the Jubilee, Against Robert Bellarmine and Other Roman Papists on the Business about Peddling Indulgences…  (London, 1606)

Sutcliffe (1550-1629) was a reformed Anglican clergyman, academic and lawyer.  He became Dean of Exeter, and wrote extensively on religious matters as a controversialist.

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On Marriage

Latin

1600’s

Hopfner, Heinrich – A Theological Disputation on Marriage & Cognate Things Opposing the Books of Bellarmine on Marriage  (Leipzig, 1623)

Hopfner (1582-1642) was a Lutheran professor of Logic and Theology at Leipzig, Germany.

Calixt, Georg – Of the Marriage of Clergy, & of the Liberty of this Union Against the Papal Laws, the Hildebrand Heresy, Baron, Bellarmine & Socius, by Divine & Human Right, Vindicated…  (Helmstedt, 1783)

Calixt (1586-1656) was a mediating, ecumenical Lutheran, and a professor of theology at Helmstedt.

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On Divorce

English

Rainolds, John – A Defence of the Judgment of the Reformed Churches. That a man may lawfully not only put away his wife for her adultery, but also marry another. Wherein both Robert Bellarmine the Jesuit’s Latin Treatise, and an English pamphlet of a nameless author maintaining the contrary are confuted by John Raynolds. A taste of Bellarmine’s dealing in controversies of religion: how he depraveth Scriptures, misalleges fathers, and abuseth reasons to the perverting of the truth of God, and poisoning of his Church with error  (Dordrecht, 1609)  GB

Rainolds (1549-1607) was an English academic and churchman of Puritan views. He is remembered for his role in the Authorized Version of the Bible, a project of which he was initiator.

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On Vows

English

Abbot, Robert – ch. 8, ‘Of Vows’ of The Second Part of the Defence of the Reformed Catholic…  against the vain cavilations collected by Doctor Bishop seminary priest, as out of other popish writers, so especially out of Bellarmine…  ToC  (London, 1607)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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On Soteriology

English

Sparke, Thomas – The Highway to Heaven by the clear light of the Gospel cleansed of a number of most dangerous stumbling stones thereinto thrown by Bellarmine and others. In a treatise made upon the 37th, 38th and 39th verses of the 7th of John: wherein is so handled the most sweet and comfortable doctrine of the true union and communication of Christ and his Church, and the contrary is so confuted, as that not only thereby also summarily and briefly, and yet plainly all men may learn rightly to receive the sacrament of Christs blessed body and blood, but also how to believe and to live to salvation. And therefore entitled The Highway to Heaven  ToC  (London, 1597)

Sparke (1548-1616) was a reformed puritan.

Abbot, Robert – The Second Part of the Defence of the Reformed Catholic, wherein the religion established in our Church of England (for the points here handled) is apparently justified by authority of Scripture, and testimony of the ancient Church, against the vain cavilations collected by Doctor Bishop seminary priest, as out of other popish writers, so especially out of Bellarmine, and published under the name of The Marrow and Pith of many large volumes, for the oppugning thereof  ToC  (London, 1607)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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On Eternal Decrees

English

Polanus, Amandus – A Treatise of Amandus Polanus, concerning God’s Eternal Predestination, wherein both this excellent doctrine is briefly and sincerely delivered, and many hard places of Scripture are opened and maintained against the corrupt expositions of Bellarmine and other adversaries  ToC  1599

Polanus was an early scholastic, reformed theologian.

Yates, John – God’s Arraignment of Hypocrites : with an enlargement concerning God’s Decree in ordering Sin, as likewise a defence of Mr. Calvin against Bellarmine, and of Mr. Perkins against Arminius  (Cambridge, 1615)

Yates (fl. 1612–1660) was a reformed, Anglican cleric.

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Polanus, Amandus – A Treatise on the Eternal Predestination of God, in which both this most Excellent Doctrine is Briefly & Sincerely…  Explicated, and many hard places of Scripture are Opened & Faithfully Maintained against the corrupt expositions of Bellarmine and other adversaries  (Basil, 1600)

Polanus was an early scholastic, reformed theologian.

Rutherford, Samuel

Apologetic Exercitations for Divine Grace in which the Orthodox Doctrine of the Divine Decrees, the Eternal Decree of God and even the Operations of Efficacious Grace with the Friendly Consociation and Subordination of Human Liberty are Vindicated, Against Jacob Arminius and his followers, and the Jesuits, especially Francis Suarez, Molinus, Leonard Lessius, Peter Fonseca, & Robert Bellarmine  (Franeker, 1651)

A Scholastic Dispute about Divine Providence…  (Edinburgh, 1649)

Ch. 18 – Whether, supposing that God had stored up the damned unto the day of destruction and had permissively ordained them unto sin, it would then follow that God would be the Author of sin?  The passage Prov. 16:4 (“The LORD hath made all things for himself…”) is judged and vindicated. Likewise the passage Rom. 9:17 (“Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up…”). Also, the passage 1 Pet. 2:8 is judged and vindicated.  Bellarmine, Ruiz, Louis le Mairat, Arubal, Fasolus, and the Arminians are invoked in parts, pp. 211-247

Ch. 20 – Whether sin is the penalty of sin?  Whether God wills sin insofar as it is the penalty of sin?  Bellarmine, Diego Ruiz, Leonardus Lessius, Gabriele Penotto, Louis le Mairat, Philipe de Gemache, and also the Arminians are invoked in parts, pp. 261-287

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On Original Righteousness

Latin

Pareus, David – One Book on the Grace of the First Man by Robert Bellarmine… Explicated & Castigated  (Heidelberg, 1612)

Pareus (1548-1622) was a German Reformed Protestant theologian and reformer.

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The Author of Sin

Latin

Strang, John – Book 4, ‘In which Testimonies of Scripture and reasons are Cleared out of which it is gathered to be seen that Sins are Ascribed to God so that He is the Author & Cause’, Chs. 11-12  in Of the Will & Actions of God about Sin,in 4 Books: the Judgment of the Reformed Churches, especially of Scotland, humbly offered & most willingly submitted (Amsterdam, 1657), pp. 856-877

Strang (1584-1654) was a Scottish minister and principal of Glasgow University.  This work of his was an infralapsarian response to Rutherford’s Treatise on Providence (which cause him a bit of turmoil with the covenanters).

Werenfels, Peter – A Theological Dissertation Against the Calumny Thrust upon Calvin by Bellarmine & the Papists, that God would be Made to be the Author of Sin, or that it Necessarily Follows out of his Doctrine of the Providence of God  (Basil, 1702)

Werenfels (1627-1703) was a reformed professor of theology, Old Testament & New Testament at Basel.

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On Original Sin & Sin Generally

English

Abbot, Robert – ch. 2, ‘Of Original Sin’ of The Second Part of the Defence of the Reformed Catholic…  against the vain cavilations collected by Doctor Bishop seminary priest, as out of other popish writers, so especially out of Bellarmine…  ToC  (London, 1607)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

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Latin

Pareus, David – 6 Books on the Loss of Grace & the State of Sin by Robert Bellarmine…  to which three following are joined, on Original Sin, are Explicated & Castigated  (Heidelberg, 1613)

Pareus (1548-1622) was a German Reformed Protestant theologian and reformer.

Rutherford, Samuel

A Scholastic Dispute about Divine Providence…  (Edinburgh, 1649)

Ch. 18 – Whether, supposing that God had stored up the damned unto the day of destruction and had permissively ordained them unto sin, it would then follow that God would be the Author of sin?  The passage Prov. 16:4 (“The LORD hath made all things for himself…”) is judged and vindicated. Likewise the passage Rom. 9:17 (“Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up…”). Also, the passage 1 Pet. 2:8 is judged and vindicated.  Bellarmine, Ruiz, Louis le Mairat, Arubal, Fasolus, and the Arminians are invoked in parts, pp. 211-247

Ch. 20 – Whether sin is the penalty of sin?Whether GOD wills sin insofar as it is the penalty of sin?  Bellarmine, Diego Ruiz, Leonardus Lessius, Gabriele Penotto, Louis le Mairat, Philipe de Gemache, and also the Arminians are invoked in parts, pp. 261-287

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On Free Choice

Latin

Ochsner, Hans Ulrich Philipp – Theological Positions on the Free Choice of Man before and after the Fall, Opposing the 4 Latter books of the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine…  (Zurich, 1605)

Ochsner (fl.1605-) was reformed.

Rutherford, Samuel – Apologetic Exercitations for Divine Grace in which the Orthodox Doctrine of the Divine Decrees, the Eternal Decree of God and even the Operations of Efficacious Grace with the Friendly Consociation and Subordination of Human Liberty are Vindicated, Against Jacob Arminius and his followers, and the Jesuits, especially Francis Suarez, Molinus, Leonard Lessius, Peter Fonseca, & Robert Bellarmine  (Franeker, 1651)

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On Calling

Latin

Rutherford, Samuel – Apologetic Exercitations for Divine Grace in which the Orthodox Doctrine of the Divine Decrees, the Eternal Decree of God and even the Operations of Efficacious Grace with the Friendly Consociation and Subordination of Human Liberty are Vindicated, Against Jacob Arminius and his followers, and the Jesuits, especially Francis Suarez, Molinus, Leonard Lessius, Peter Fonseca, & Robert Bellarmine  (Franeker, 1651)

See especially Exercise 3, ch. 4, ‘The Monstrous Fiction of Congruent Calling is Rejected, contrary to Suarez, Pedro da Fonseca and Bellarmine’, pp. 502-529

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On Repentance

Latin

Dillingham, Francis – A Disputation on the Nature of Repentance Against Bellarmine  (Cambridge, 1606)

Dillingham (d. 1625) was a reformed, English scholar, cleric and biblical translator who worked on the KJV.

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On Justification

English

Abbot, Robert – A Mirror of Popish subtilties discovering sundry wretched and miserable evasions and shifts which a secret cavilling Papist in the behalf of one Paul Spence, Priest, yet living and lately prisoner in the castle of Worcester, hath gathered out of Sanders, Bellarmine, and others, for the avoiding and discrediting of sundry allegations of scriptures and fathers against the doctrine of the Church of Rome, concerning sacraments, the sacrifice of the mass, transubstantiation, justification, etc.  ToC  (London, 1594)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

Piscator, John – A Learned and Profitable Treatise of Man’s Justification. Two books. Opposed to the Sophisms of Robert Bellarmine, Jesuit  ToC  (London, 1599)

Piscator (1546–1625) was a German Reformed theologian, known as a Bible translator and textbook writer.

Downame, George – Books 2-8 of  A Treatise of Justification  (London, 1633)

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Piscator, Johannes – 2 Books on the Justification of Man Before God, Opposite the Sophisms of the Jesuit Robert Bellarmine  (Herborne, 1599)  This is also in his Volume 2 of Theological Theses…  (Herborn, 1607), Place 8

Piscator (1546–1625) was a German Reformed theologian, known as a Bible translator and textbook writer.

Scharpius, Johannes – A Tract on the Justification of Man Before God: in which the Orthodox Sentiment on Every Controversial Argument out of Sacred Scripture, and as demanded from reason, as well as the testimonies of the fathers is confirmed, and all the arguments of Papists, especially Bellarmine, are responded to, to which an appended tract on the place of the question on the meritorious cause of justification is subjoined  (Geneva, 1609)

Sharp (1572-1648) was a Scottish theologian also influential in France.

Pareus, David – Of the Justification of an Ungodly Person by Robert Bellarmine…  Explicated & Castigated in 5 Books  (Heidelberg, 1615)

Pareus (1548-1622) was a German Reformed Protestant theologian and reformer.

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On Good Works

Latin

Forster, Jr., Johann – Three Decades of Theological Problems, partly Theoretical, partly Practical, out of the Decalogue, Explicated & Ventilated in Nine Brief & Perspicuous Disputations…  A Disputation is Annexed…  on the Merits of Good Works, Opposing the Vanities of Robert Bellarmine  (Wittenburg, 1619)

Forster, Jr. (1576-1613) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Witteburg.

Balduin, Friedrich – An Ordinary Disputation on the Fulfillment of the Law, Opposite to the Disputation of Bellarmine on the Truth of Good Works, which is in Book 4 on Justification, from ch. 10 to the end of the book…  in the Academy of Wittenburg  (Wittenburg, 1619)

Balduin (1575-1627) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Wittenburg, Germany.

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On Fasting

Latin

Tossanus, Sr., Daniel – Theses on Bachanalia, with a Refutation of Some Reasons of Bellarmine, in which the Necessity of 40 Days of Fasting is Considered and Tried  (Heidelberg, 1596)

Tossanus (1541-1602) was a French reformed theologian.

Gerlach, Stephan – A Theological Disputation on Fasting, Opposite the Errors of Robert Bellarmine…  (Tubingen, 1604)

Gerlach (1546-1612) was a Lutheran professor of theology at Tubingen.

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On the Sin Against the Holy Spirit

Latin

Beumler, Marcus – Two Disputations:  One on the Sin Against the Holy Spirit, opposite Robert Bellarmine, & here of the same author, on another sophism, on the Perseverance of the Saints in Faith, a certain proof of Election, contra the 6th Session, Heads 9, 12 & 13 of the Council of Trent  (Tigur, 1599)

Beumler (1555-1611) was a reformed professor at Zurich.

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On the Civil Magistrate

English

1600’s

James I, King of England – Triplici Nodo, Triplex Cuneus. Or An Apology for the Oath of Allegiance against the two breves of Pope Paulus Quintus, and the late letter of Cardinal Bellarmine to George Blackwel the Arch-priest, vol. 1  ToC  (London, 1607/1609)

Le Jay, Nicolas – The Tocsin, or Watch-Bell, sent to the king, queen regent, princes of blood, to all the parliaments, magistrates, officers, and loyal subjects of France. Against the book of the pope’s temporal power not long since set forth by Cardinal Bellarmine, Jesuit…  ToC  (London, 1611)

de Mornay, Philippe – The Mystery of Iniquity: that is to say, The history of the Papacy. Declaring by what degrees it is now mounted to this height, and what oppositions the better sort from time to time have made against it.  Where is also defended the right of Emperors, kings, and Christian princes, against the assertions of the cardinals, Bellarmine and Baronius  ToC  (London, 1612)

de Mornay (1549-1623) was a reformed French writer and known as one of the Monarchomaques, or fighters against tyrannical monarchs.

Bédé de la Gormandière, Jean – The Right, and Prerogative of Kings against Cardinal Bellarmine and other Jesuits  ToC  (London, 1612)

Bede was a legal advocate in the court of parliament of Paris, France.

Preston, Thomas

A Theological Disputation concerning the Oath of Allegiance dedicated to the most holy Father Pope Paul the Fifth. Wherein all the principal arguments which have hitherto been brought by Cardinal Bellarmine, Jacobus Gretzer, Leonard Lessius, Martin Becanus, and diverse others, against the new Oath of Allegiance, lately established in England by act of Parliament, are sincerely, perspicuously, and exactly examined…  whereunto has also added an appendix, wherein all the arguments, which that most learned divine Franciscus Suarez, hath lately brought for the Pope’s power to depose princes, and against the aforesaid oath of allegiance, are sincerely rehearsed, and answered  ToC  (London, 1613)  In Latin

Preston was an English Romanist, who also wrote under the name Roger Widdrington.

A Clear, Sincere, and Modest Confutation of the unsound, fraudulent, and intemperate reply of T.F. who is known to be Mr. Thomas Fitzherbert now an English Jesuit. Wherein also are confuted the chiefest objections which D. Schulckenius, who is commonly said to be Card. Bellarmine, hath made against Widdrinton’s Apology for the right, or Sovereignty of Temporal Princes  ToC  (London, 1616)

Roger Widdrington’s last rejoinder to Mr. Thomas Fitz-herberts reply concerning the oath of allegiance, and the Pope’s power to depose princes, wherein all his arguments taken from the laws of God in the old and new testament of nature, of nations, from the canon and civil law, and from the Popes breves, condemning the oath, and the Cardinal’s decree, forbidding two of Widdrington’s books, are answered: Also many replies and instances of Cardinal Bellarmine in his Schulckenius, and of Leonard Lessius in his Singleton are confuted ; and diverse cunning shifts of Cardinal Peron are discovered  (London, 1633)

Morton, Thomas – The Regal Cause, or a Dissertation on the Authority & Dignity of Christian Rulers, Against the Tract of the Cardinal Robert Bellarmine…  (London, 1620)  Table of contents

Morton (bap. 1564 – 1659) was a reformed, English churchman and bishop of several dioceses. Well-connected and in favor with James I, he was also a significant polemical writer against Romanist views.  He rose to become Bishop of Durham, but despite a record of sympathetic treatment of Puritans as a diocesan, and underlying Calvinist beliefs shown in the Gagg controversy, his royalism saw him descend into poverty under the Commonwealth.

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Latin

1500’s

Hotman, Francis – The Great Thunder Bolt of Pope Sixtus V Against the Most Serene & Illustrious King Henry Borbon of Navarre…  one with a Protestation of the Multifold Nullity, to which… is appended a Disputation of Robert Bellermine of the Society of Jesuits on the Primacy of the Bishop of Rome & a Response to it…   (Geneva, 1586)

Hotman (1524-1590) was a reformed professor of law at Geneva.

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1600’s

Andrewes, Lancelot – A Response to the Apology of Cardinal Bellarmine…  Inscribed to the Most Serene & Powerful King of Great Britain, France…  by the Grace of God, James I, Defender of the Faith & All Christians…  (London, 1610; Oxford, 1851)  Table of contents

Andrewes (1555-1626) was a reformed, English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. During the latter’s reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, of Ely, and of Winchester and oversaw the translation of the KJV.

Pareus, David – [5] Inquiries of the Theological Controversy on the Right of Kings & Rulers, Against the Pope of Rome, that Great Anti-Christ, for the Most Serene & Powerful Ruler James…  Against Bellarmine, Becan…  (Amberg, Germany, 1612)  Table of contents

Pareus (1548-1622) was a German Reformed Protestant theologian and reformer.

Buckeridge, John – Of the Power of the Pope in Temporal Things, or on the Usurpation of Deposing Kings, Against Cardinal Robert Bellarmine; in which William Barclay is responded against by applying Authors, Scriptures, Reasons & Examples  (London, 1614)  1,009 pp.  Table of Contents

Buckeridge (d. 1631) was an Angilcan bishop who was an intimate friend of Lancelot Andrewes.  Barclay (d. 1608) was a Romanist.

Du Moulin, Pierre – Of the Temporal Monarchy of the Roman Pontiff, in which the Rights of the Emperor, Kings & Rulers Against the Usurpations of the Pope are Defended, and it is showed by which arts the Pope Ascended from a Humble State to the Summit of such Great Power, and the Book of the Most Serene & Powerful King James is Vindicated from the Objections of the Adversaries, especially from Robert Bellarmine & the Dominican Cuffetell  (Geneva, 1614)

Du Moulin (1568-1658) 

Abbot, Robert – Exercitations on the Supreme Kingly Power, held in the Academy of Oxford, against Robert Bellarmine & Francis Suarez  (London, 1619)

Abbot (1560-1617) was a reformed Anglican and a professor of divinity at Oxford.

Vedel, Nicholas – Of the Chair of Peter, or of the Antiochene and Roman Bishopric of the Apostle, St. Peter, in Two Books, Against Baron & Bellarmine, for the Liberty of Kings, Rulers and Christian People  (Franeker, 1640)

Vedel (1596-1642) was a reformed professor of philosophy at Geneva and of theology at Franeker.

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Biblical

Latin

Polanus, Amandus – A Tract on the Rule for Reading Authors with Fruit, especially the sacred, and how to Discern in them Propositions, Themes and Arguments, to which is adjoined a Logical Analysis and Theological Exegesis of [the first] 13 Psalms, with an Index both of Scripture Places Vindicated from the Depravations of Bellarmine & Others, & of Things Explained in this Short Work  (Basil, 1611)

Polanus was an early scholastic, reformed theologian.

Dorsche, Johann Georg – Compendiums of Vindications & Animadversions upon the Allegations made by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine in his Four Tomes of Controversies from the Exodus of Moses, chs. 1-4…  with Two Preliminary Dissertations on the Authority of Scripture & the Church & of the Divine Person of the Holy Spirit  (Frankfurt, 1659)

Dorsche (1597-1659) was a professor of theology at Rostock, Germany.

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Commentaries

English, on the Whole Bible

Swadin, Thomas – The Scriptures Vindicated from the Unsound Conclusions of Cardinal Bellarmine, and the controverted points betwixt the Church of Rome and the Reformed Church stated according to the opinions of both sides  (no place, 1643)

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Pareus, David – On Genesis  1615

Polanus, Amandus – On Daniel  1599

Piscator, Johannes – On Matthew  1606

Pareus, David

On Romans  1613

On 1 Corinthians  1613

On Hebrews  1609

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On Protestantism

English

Morton, Thomas – The Encounter Against Mr. Parsons, by a review of his last sober reckoning, and his exceptions urged in the treatise of his mitigation. Wherein moreover is inserted: 1. A confession of some Romanists, both concerning the particular falsifications of principal Romanists, as namely, Bellarmine, Suarez, and others: as also concerning the generall fraude of that church in corrupting of authors. 2. A confutation of slanders, which Bellarmine urged against Protestants. 3. A performance of the challenge which Mr. Parsons made for the examining of sixty Fathers, cited by Coccius for proof of Purgatory…  4. A censure of a late pamphlet, entitled, The pattern of a Protestant, by one once termed the moderate answerer. 5. An handling of his question of mental equiuocation (after his boldness with the L. Cooke) upon occasion of the most memorable, and feigned Yorkshire case of equivocating; and of his raging against D. Kings sermon…  (London, 1610)

Morton (bap.1564-1659) was a reformed, English churchman, bishop of several dioceses. Well-connected and in favor with James I, he was also a significant polemical writer against Roman Catholic views.  He rose to become Bishop of Durham, but despite a record of sympathetic treatment of Puritans as a diocesan, and underlying Calvinist beliefs shown in the Gagg controversy, his royalism saw him descend into poverty under the Commonwealth.

Swadin, Thomas – The Scripture’s Vindicated from the Unsound Conclusions of Cardinal Bellarmine, and the controverted points betwixt the Church of Rome and the Reformed Church stated according to the opinions of both sides  (no place, 1643)

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Latin

Dillingham, Francis – A Brief Tract in which many Protestant Dogmas are Found to be Concluded out of Principal Papists, especially out of the Confession of Bellarmine Himself…  at the end of these works, reader you will find a tract on the Popess Johanna, written against the sophisms of Belleramine  Ref  (Cambridge, 1603)

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English

I.H. – The Peace of Rome Proclaimed to all the World, by her famous Cardinal Bellarmine, and the no less famous casuist Navarre.  Whereof the one acknowledgeth, and numbers up above three hundred differences of opinion, maintained in the Popish church. The other confesses near threescore differences amongst their own doctors in one only point of their religion. Gathered faithfully out of their writings in their own words, and divided into four books, and those into several decades. Whereto is prefixed a serious dissuasive from popery  (London, 1609)

Morton, Thomas – The Encounter Against Mr. Parsons, by a review of his last sober reckoning, and his exceptions urged in the treatise of his mitigation. Wherein moreover is inserted: 1. A confession of some Romanists, both concerning the particular falsifications of principal Romanists, as namely, Bellarmine, Suarez, and others: as also concerning the general fraude of that church in corrupting of authors. 2. A confutation of slanders, which Bellarmine urged against Protestants. 3. A performance of the challenge which Mr. Parsons made for the examining of sixty Fathers, cited by Coccius for proof of Purgatory…  4. A censure of a late pamphlet, entitled, The pattern of a Protestant, by one once termed the moderate answerer. 5. An handling of his question of mental equiuocation (after his boldness with the L. Cooke) upon occasion of the most memorable, and feigned Yorkshire case of equivocating; and of his raging against D. Kings sermon…  (London, 1610)

Morton (bap.1564-1659) was a reformed, English churchman, bishop of several dioceses. Well-connected and in favor with James I, he was also a significant polemical writer against Roman Catholic views.  He rose to become Bishop of Durham, but despite a record of sympathetic treatment of Puritans as a diocesan, and underlying Calvinist beliefs shown in the Gagg controversy, his royalism saw him descend into poverty under the Commonwealth.

Swadin, Thomas – The Scripture’s Vindicated from the Unsound Conclusions of Cardinal Bellarmine, and the controverted points betwixt the Church of Rome and the Reformed Church stated according to the opinions of both sides  (no place, 1643)

Shuttleworth, Humphrey – Lectures on the creed of Pope Pius IV: or the Trent Confession of faith: wherein the arguments of Cardinal Bellarmine, and other approved Writers of the Roman Church, in vindication of the principal Tenets of Popery, as distinguished from Primitive Christianity, are examined and confuted  (London, 1785)

Shuttleworth appears to have been an Anglican.

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