The Salem Book; Records of the Past and Glimpses of the Present

The Salem Book; Records of the Past and Glimpses of the Present

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...which were afterwards published, that we form an idea of the books, libraries and literature of that early period. In one of them he says: "Read the Scriptures and our standards; read ' Bunyan's Conversion/ his 'Pilgrim's Progress/ his 'Come and Welcome to Christ;' read 'Boston's Works/ 'Erskine's Sermons/ the 'Synod's Catechism;' read ' Alleine's Alarm to the Unconverted/ '.Bishop Usher's Works/ and 'Rutherford's Letters.' These have been blest to others, and may be blest to you." In a letter addressed to Rev. Mr. Orr, who seems to have held different opinions from Dr. Clark, we learn the latter's estimate of the value of books. "Permit me humbly to beg a loan of at least some of thy leisure hours, to retire for improvement of thy mind and converse by print, either with the distant living or the speaking dead. Certainly by reading thou mayest acquire a great deal of knowledge anent truth and duty; and, as thou professeth to be a Christian reader, carefully compare what thou readest with the Bible, whether this, or any other writing on either side of these debated points of the Christian religion." Dr. Clark, as graduate in medicine and surgery of the University of Glasgow, had books on the study of these departments, in addition to those on theology and religion. He was a scholar in general literature besides, and, having been prepared for the ministry by the celebrated Ebenezer Erskine, he doubtless was supplied with volumes on ancient and modern subjects. He was an author himself. In 1751 he published a pamphlet of 100 pages in reply to attacks made upon him, viz.: " A Brief Survey of Some Principles of the Synod of Ulster." This was followed by a number of others, notably one in 1755, entitled "A Reply to the Survey Examined." In searching...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656563
  • 9781236656568