Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings, of the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge

Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings, of the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...a serious address to him, and expostulation with him., and warning others against the errors and enormities into which his followers had run, and which had filled so many serious minds. who once thought well of them, with wonder and horror. He had a favourable opinion of some of those clergyman of the church of England, who went under the name of methodists. By the conversation he had with some of them, and what he had read of wise men, and in a remarkable' manner making bare his mighty arm." He was very sensible of their errors and defects; but had observed, in the history of former times, that many persons of great piety, zeal, and benevolence had been led, partly by their popularity and success, and part their discourses, he was led to ho e and believe, that they honestly intentlled the advancement of religion. He thought it somejnstification of their itinerant preaching, that they went principally, at least at first, among the most ignorant, rude, and profane persons, who scarce ever attended any place of worship; that the state of religion was low and melancholy, and there was too little seriousness, zeal, and a care to insist upon the peculiar doctrines of the gospel among ministers. He had seen some good effects of their labours in his own neighbourhood; he had heard of more, from sufficient authority; and this left him no room to doubt but God had owned them. " I cannot but think (saith he), that by the success of some of these despised men, God is rebuking the madness of those who think themselves the only ly by an ill-judged opposition to them, ' 'into some unjustifiable measures; and yet had been instruments of great usefulness in the world. This was the case with some of the reformers from popery....show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867084
  • 9781236867087