The Works, Theological and Miscellaneous, Including Some Pieces, Not Before Printed; With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author Volume 6

The Works, Theological and Miscellaneous, Including Some Pieces, Not Before Printed; With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author Volume 6

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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: ... purpofes, joined the combina " tion, to jullify all the impolitions of an exclulive eilablilhment, be " they right or wrong, by the perfuafive argument of pains and " penalties,"nr, thofe, who, wrapped in eale and indolenee, are " content to enjoy the emoluments of it, without ever enquiring " about the truth or meaning of any thing elfe: " p. 18, 19. Thefe, I lay, are diilinguilhed from thofe, who, " finding their profellion " fettered with certain conditions, which they may not perhaps en" tirely approve of-do yet evidence by their condu& a jult and " fcrupulous attention to the grand objefl of it," namely, " the re" formation, the moral perfeflion, the happinel'sternporal' and eter"nal of mankind, by the eiiablilhment of religious truth: " p. 20. This coudufl confills in taking things they may not entirely approve of, in a certain latitude, both with relpeti to the fenfein which they lmderiiand them, and with refpeft to their ufage and praflice, in their public minillrations. How far the negative fanfilion of the legiilative powers may juliify thefe worthy perfons to themfelves for takingtthis latitude, l prefume not to enquire. If this negative ' fan&ion has any effeeiual operation this way, all farther application for a reformation ofimpropneties in our public forms, feems to be fuperfluous. But l hope this ingenious author will bear with me in faying, that Iam by no means fatisfied with one principle on which he feerns to refl their jullification. It is where he tells us, that, "for 5 the impropriety of thofe conditions which thefe clergyman may not " entirely approve of, as they had no hand in framing or impoling...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779231
  • 9781236779236