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An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ, BELLAMY, JOSEPH
1 BELLAMY, JOSEPH An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ
Joseph Bellamy's An Essay on the Nature and Glory of theGospel of Jesus Christ, Boston, 1762, First Edition 1762 First Edition leather good+ 12mo in 6's; 10.7 x 16.6cm, Boston Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel E
BELLAMY, JOSEPH. An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: As also on The Nature and Consequences of Spiritual Blindness: and The Nature and Effects of Divine Illumination. Designed as a Supplement to the Author's Letters and Dialogues on the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, and Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life. By Joseph Bellamy, A.M. Minister of the Gospel in Behlem, in New-England. "We all with open Face, beholding as in a Glass "the Glory of the Lord, are changed into the "same Image. "But if our Gospel is hid, it is hid to them that "are lost. Boston, N.E. Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland, in Queen street, opposite to the Probate Office. 1762, 12mo in 6's, 10.7 x 16.6cm. $550.00 Joseph Bellamy(1719-1790) ardent disciple of Jonathan Edwards and earliest and most faithful of his successors. "He was full of enthusiasm for the Great Awakening, and for the New Light theology inaugurated by Jonathan Edwards, which had been the occasion of the revival, since it enabled the preacher to call men to repentance, as the older Calvinism had not. In this vein he preached with fervor, cogency, and success, first to his own parish, and from 1742 on, from place to place in and around Connecticut for part of the year, during several years... Settling down at the close of the revival he bagan writing in defense of this new theology... Young men came to him to study for the ministry, and a sort of theological seminary grew up in this tiny backwwods settlement... He was a striking example of bold independent thinking in early New England."--Dictionary of American Biography, II:165. We offer the First Edition of his An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A few quotes from the book: "Section VI. Vindictive Justice an amiable Perfection the Diety; a Beauty in the Divine Character. Vindictive Justice is that Perfection in the Divine Nature, whereby God is inclined to punish Sin according to it's Desert...God's giving his Son to die in our Stead, to redeem us from the Curse of the Law, as led some to think, that God is not inclinded to punish Sinc according to it's Desert: whereas his Inclination to punish Sin according to it's Desert, induced him to give his Son to die in our Stead."--p.95. "Section XI. The Nature of Divine Illumination... To see the Holy Beauty of God's moral Character, to see the Beauty of Holiness, to have Holiness appear beautiful and seem lovely to the Soul, is of the same Nature as to love Holiness; but to love Holiness, is Holiness it self."--pp.201, 205-206. Bound original calf with raised bands and double gilt fine fillet lines outlining bands and red morocco title label, covers scuffed and rubbed some, endpapers split at inside hinges but hinges tight, light tanning of pages, light foxing but a bit heavier on endpaeprs. Collation: A6, a2, B-Y6, Z2. D3 mis-signed C3. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi Preface, (8) Contents, [1]-254pp. (2) vi (8) 254pp. Evans: American Bibliography #9064. Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel Emerson's." 
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2 DANA Letters to the Rev. Professor Stuart, Comprising Remarks on His Essay
DANA, DANIEL. Letters to the Rev. Professor Stuart, Comprising Remarks on His Essay of Sin, Published in the American Biblical Repository for April and July, 1839. By Daniel Dana, D.D. Minister of the Gospel in Newburyport. Boston: Printed by Crocker & Brewster, 47, Washington Street. 1839. Octavo. Pamphlet, disbound, side-stitched, light foxing--a little heavier on first and last several pages. Collation: 1-64. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-46pp, (2) blank. American Imprints #39-55246. Daniel Dana (1771-1859) pastor in Newburyport, Ma., and longtime member of the Board of Trustees for Phillips Academy & Andover Theological Seminary, answers Moses Stuart's Essay on Sin. "The object of your Essay seems to be, to disprove and explode the doctrine of original sin, or of native depravity; taking these terms in their ordinarily received, and well understood sense."--p.4. This is followed by 9 letters to Stuart on original sin and native depravity, in which Dana objects to Stuart's views and terminology. 
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3 PARK Unity Amid Diversities of Belief, Even on Imputed and Involuntary Sin;
PARK, EDWARDS AMASA. Unity Amid Diversities of Belief, Even on Imputed and Involuntary Sin; with Comments on a Second Article in The Princeton Review relating to a Convention Sermon, By Edwards A. Park, Abbot Professor in Andover Theological Seminary. From the Bibliotheca Sacra for July, 1851. Andover: Warren F. Draper. 1851. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, foxing. 57pp +(1)p ad, and errata slip pasted to top of p.3. Edwards Amasa Park (1808-1900) Congregational theologian, Abbott Chair of Christian Theology, Andover Seminary, for 34 years. "He was in the `Hopkinsian succession' and was the last outstanding exponent and champion of the `New England Theology,' the aim of which, in his own words, was `to exalt God as a Sovereign and to glorify the eternal plan on which He governs the universe.'"--Dictionary Amer. Biog. XIV:205. Re original sin and a broader view of it from the Greek fathers and reformers as a way to further Christian unity. 
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4 RODGERS What is the Real Difference Between the New-Haven Divines and Those Wh
[ANDREW, SAMUEL ROGERS]. What is the Real Difference Between the New-Haven Divines and Those Who Oppose Them? Self title, no place, no publisher, no date [1833] Octavo. Pamphlet, side-stitched, large water stain along bottom margin of leaves--darker on first and last leaves, light foxing--darker on first and last leaves, 2 x 5 cm blank piece torn from bottom margin of last leaf. Collation: A-B8. Pagination: 1-16pp. Amer. Bibliog. #17406 (CtY only). Dexter: Collections toward a Bibliography of Congregationalism, #5275. Samuel Rogers Andrew (1787-1858) Congregational minister in Connecticut. "The writer of the following remarks does not profess to have entered minutely into every point in theology, which the restless spirit of controversy has of late drawn into discussion... And yet, he believes that he has noticed the great points... The great points in the controversy may be reduced to two; the nature of sin, and the reasons of its being permitted, under the divine government... The position, that sin consists in voluntary and intelligent action, and not in something distinct from the will was maintained by Dr. Taylor, in the Christian Spectator for 1823, and in his Concio ad Clerum, and by Dr. Fitch, in two published sermons, delivered before the faculty and students of Yale College. Mr. Harvey of Colchester, was the principal writer on the opposite side. He was understood to maintain, that there is in man a nature, or propensity, lying back of the will, and distinct from it, which is itself sinful and for which mankind may justly be regarded as responsible, and are so regarded by their Maker; so that, antecedent 
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