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Small 4to. vii, xxiv, (41)-397, , (399)-464 pp. Subscriber's list (with supplemental half-page of names inserted in front of "To the Reader" (between signature C2 and C3), index; dog-eared pp. 65-66, corner tear pp. 389-388, light stains or foxing. Original tree calf with gilt spine and red leather spine piece; worn, joints cracked, head and tail chipped away, sticker on bottom spine. Bookplate of the Theological Institute of Connecticut and blind emboss stamped on first few and last few leaves, including title, ink signature of William Ely, Williamsfield [?]. Good (binding "as is"). [Complete title: Natural Religion insufficient, and Revealed necessary, to Man's Happiness in his Present State: or, A Rational Enquiry into the Principles of the Modern Deists; wherein is largely discovered their utter insufficiency to answer the great ends of religion, and the weakness of their pleadings for the sufficiency of nature's light to eternal happiness: and Particularly the writings of the late learned Lord Herbert, the great patron of Deism, to wit, his books de Veritate, de Religione Gentilium, and Religio Laici, in so far as they assert nature's light able to conduct us to future blessedness, are considered, and fully answered. To which is added, An Essay on the True Ground of Faith.] Included with this volume is the section, "An Essay Concerning the Nature of Faith; or, the ground upon which faith assents to the Scriptures. . ." [pp. 399-461]. With the supplemental half-page addition to the Subscriber's List tipped-in. Thomas Halyburton (1674-1712) was a Scottish divine. Within the Anglican tradition, divines are clergy whose theological writings have been considered standards for faith, doctrine, worship and spirituality and whose influence has permeated the Anglican Communion in varying degrees through the years. This work, as a few others including his private spiritual diaries, were all published after Halyburton's death. His writings were recommended by famous evangelists like John Wesley and preachers like George Whitefield. Dr. David C. Lachman states in the Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology that Halyburton's sermons were not only heart-searching but intensely practical. PROVENANCE: Probably belonged to William Ely (1765-1817), a US House of Representatives member (1805-1815) and a graduate of Yale College in 1787. This is consistent with the book having the bookplate of the Theological Institute of Connecticut. REFERENCES: Evans 33834. See: David C. Lachman, Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1993.
Title: Natural Religion insufficient, and Revealed necessary, to Man's Happiness in his Present State: or, A Rational Enquiry into the Principles of the Modern Deists; wherein is largely discovered their utter insufficiency to answer the great ends of religion,. . .
Publisher: Philadelphia:, Printed by Hogan & M'Elroy. . ., 1798.: 1798
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1909