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VOL. II ONLY. 8vo. v, , 514, [ads 1],  pp. Contemporary tree calf, gilt-stamped spine and black leather spine label; worn, hinges starting, white painted library call nos. on spine. Candler School of Theology bookplate, Emory University barcodes; title-page and free front endpaper with early ownership signatures of Andrew Calhoun. SCARCE. Good. FIRST EDITION of the second volume. "The business of the second volume is to review the history of the Unitarian doctrine among Jewish and among Gentile Christians, and to refute the accounts given of both in Dr. Priestley's Early Opinions. In the inquiry concerning the Jewish Christians, the doctrine of the apostolic fathers is examined: it is maintained that the Hebrew Christians were not Ebionites; that the Nazarenes and Ebionites were not the same people, and did not hold the same opinions; that there were orthodox Jews at Jerusalem subsequent to the time of Adrian; and that the Ebionites were heretics. Respecting the Gentile Christians, the author first examines Dr. Priestley's presumptive evidence that the majority of early Christians were Unitarians from their being in communion with the Catholic church, from their having no distinct name, and from various other circumstances; he then examines the direct evidence on the same point from testimony; replies to Dr. Priestley's answers to objections; and, lastly, adduces direct evidence that the primitive Christians were Trinitarians" (Griffiths & Griffiths, p. 149). REFERENCES: Griffiths, Ralph & George Edward Griffiths, "Art. VII. A Vindication. . .," The Monthly Review, Vol. XX, London: Printed for R. Griffiths, 1796, 147-151 pp. First Edition.
Title: A Vindication of the Doctrine of Scripture, and of the Primitive Faith; Concerning the Deity of Christ: In Reply to Dr. Priestley's History of Early Opinions, &c. Vol. II.
Publisher: Edinburgh:, Printed by Neill and Company for C. Dilly, 1794.: 1794
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