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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 BINNEY, AMOS Theological Compend Containing a System of Divinity, or A Brief
1843 Bound full sheepskin with black morocco title labe rubbed & scuffed some, leather starting to split top 2cm of both hinges, corners bumped, just worn through leather at two corners, brown mark-off around edges of endpapers from leather turn-ins--extending into next several leaves, light to heavy foxing. Previous owner's name in old pen & pencil on front endpapers: "D. Boyd" and "Daniel Boyd's Book." book 10.2 x 15cm. New York, NY 
BINNEY, AMOS. The Theological Compend: Containing a System of Divinity, or A Brief View of the Evidences, Doctrines, Morals, and Institutions of Christianity. Designed for the Benefit of Families, Bible Classes, and Sunday Schools. By Amos Binney. I will show thee what is noted in the Scriptures of truth--Daniel x,21. Search the Scriptures.--John v,39. New-York: Published by Lane & Tippett, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Mulberry-street Joseph Longking, Printer. 1843 (c1840).

10.2 x 15cm. Bound full sheepskin with black morocco title label, rubbed & scuffed some, leather starting to split top 2cm of both hinges, corners bumped, just worn through leather at two corners, brown mark-off around edges of endpapers from leather turn-ins--extending into next several leaves, light to heavy foxing. Previous owner's name in old pen & pencil on front endpapers: "D. Boyd" and "Daniel Boyd's Book."

Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 3-4 preface, [5]-128pp.

Amos Binney (1802-1878) Methodist Episcopal pastor, presiding elder, theologian. His Theological Compend was published regularly for 60 years. Used much in the Holiness movement. Charles Edwin Jones: A Guide to the Study of the Holiness Movement, #2886. A sound copy in a nice leather binding.
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3 CAMPBELL Christian Baptist; Edited by Alexander Campbell.
1861 Bound full blind-stamped black leather gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge, rubbed and worn at edges--just through the leather at the corners, marbled page edges, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing with some pencil marginalia. Text set in double columns. Octavo Cincinnati, OH Early signature on front free endpaper: "Sidney S.
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, ed. The Christian Baptist; Edited by Alexander Campbell. [4 lines quotes] Revised by D. S. Burnet, from the Second Edition, with Mr. Campbell's Last Corrections. Seven Volumes in One. Thirteenth Edition. [Cincinnati, Ohio] Published by H. S. Bosworth. 1861. Octavo.

Bound full blind-stamped black leather, gilt lettering on spine, leather split along front hinge, rubbed and worn at edges--just through the leather at the corners, marbled page edges, yellow endpapers, light to medium foxing with some pencil marginalia. Text set in double columns. Early signature on front free endpaper: "Sidney S. Moore. Jan 20, 1861."

Collation: title, (1) copyright, (1) original dedication, (1) preface to 8th ed., [5]-665pp, (1) blank, 667-670pp index.

Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) one of the founders of the Disciples of Christ. "Believing in the power of the press, Alexander Campbell started the Christian Baptist in 1823, and built up a successful periodical, through which he disseminated his opinions. The paper was printed at home and its success encouraged him to continue the printing business uninterruptedly for forty years. In his paper he attacked missions, Sunday-schools, and sectarian societies as then conducted, carrying the war vigorously into the enemies' camp, and censuring the clergy in particular... From 1830 his interest in the second coming of Christ led him to publish the Millennial Harbinger instead of the Christian Baptist. His publishing interests in a small community were so large that the Federal government established a post office for him and made him postmaster, an office which he held for thirty years."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, III:447-8. 
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4 CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER Christian Baptist, Published Monthly. Edited by Alexr. Campbell.
1829 Bound in original calf boards, rebacked with acid- leather rubbed and scuffed, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf, front endpapers and flyleaf filled with notes in a early pen, most pages have notes in the same hand in the margin of the page, piece of archival rag paper pasted over inside rear hinge, 5 leaves with edge or corner repair using archival rag paper, heavy foxing throughout, small damp stain in outside margin of most pages. 12MO. 19TH-AM-WV-BETHANY-cAMPBELL 
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, ed. The Christian Baptist, Published Monthly. Edited by Alexander Campbell. [12 lines scripture.] Vol. VII. Bethany: Printed and Published by A. Campbell. 1829, 12mo. Vol. VII, No's. 1-12, Monday, Aug. 3, 1829- Monday July 5, 1830. Bound in original calf boards, rebacked with acid-free heavy brown paper, leather rubbed and scuffed, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf, front endpapers and flyleaf filled with notes in a early pen, most pages have notes in the same hand in the margin of the page, piece of archival rag paper pasted over inside rear hinge, 5 leaves with edge or corner repair using archival rag paper, heavy foxing throughout, small damp stain in outside margin of most pages. Collation: 1-246. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-286pp +(2)pp index. Norona & Shetler: WV Imprints 1790-1863: pt. I, #313. Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) one of the founders of the Disciples of Christ. "Believing in the power of the press, Alexander Campbell started the Christian Baptist in 1823, and built up a successful periodical, through which he disseminated his opinions. The paper was printed at home and its success encouraged him to continue the printing business uninterruptedly for forty years. In his paper he attacked missions, Sunday-schools, and sectarian societies as then conducted, carrying the war vigorously into the enemies' camp, and censuring the clergy in particular... From 1830 his interest in the second coming of Christ led him to publish the Millennial Harbinger instead of the Christian Baptist. His publishing interests in 
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5 CHANNING Works of William E. Channing, D.D. Second Complete Edtion, with
19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-MUNROE 
CHANNING, WILLIAM E. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. Second Complete Edition, with an Introduction. Vol. I [-VI] Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1843. 12mo. Bound in publisher's blind-stamped dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, spine ends chipped on all volumes, wearing through cloth at corners, corners bumped, mostly light foxing with heavier foxing on yellow endpapers. 6 volumes, good condition. William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) American Unitarian pastor. "In the schism...between conservative and liberal Congregationalist in America, Channing espoused the liberal or Unitarian cause, and preached against the doctrines of the Trinity, the Atonement, and total depravity. From about 1820, he was considered to be a Unitarian, and is often reckoned the greatest American Unitarian theologian; but he disapproved of Unitarianism as a sect, and regarded himself as belonging 'not to a sect but to the community of free minds.' He 'desired to escape the narrow walls of a particular church.'"--Cross: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church (1963), p.262 
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6 DICKINSON, JONATHAN. The True Scripture Doctrine Concerning Some Important Points of Christian Faith: Particularly Eternal Election, Original Sin, Grace in Conversion, Justification by Faith, and the Saints' Perseverance.
circa 1850 Bound full textured dark brown cloth with embossed spine rebacked with heavy acid-free paper with original gilt spine strip laid over, a good bit of silverfish damage to brown cloth, worn through cloth at corners, light yellow endpapers, light foxing but heavier on first and last few pages, a good solid copy of this book. book 10.7 x 15.6cm. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication 
DICKINSON, JONATHAN. The True Scripture Doctrine Concerning Some Important Points of Christian Faith: Particularly Eternal Election, Original Sin, Grace in Conversion, Justification by Faith, and the Saints' Perseverance. By Jonathan Dickinson, A.M. Formerly Minister of the Gospel at Elizabethtown, N.J. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, no date, circa 1850 (Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, No. 7 Pear St., Philadelphia. Printed by Wm. S. Martien. 10.7 x 15.6cm. Bound full textured dark brown cloth with embossed design, spine rebacked with heavy acid-free paper with original gilt spine strip laid over, a good bit of silverfish damage to brown cloth, worn through cloth at corners, light yellow endpapers, light foxing but heavier on first and last few pages, a good solid copy of this book. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, p. iii contents, (1) blank, 5-252pp. Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747) first president of the College of New Jersey. "His pen was active in all the religious controversies of his day, and indeed his ability to define authoritatively such a variety of theological issues led Dr. Erskine of Edinburgh to remark that the British Isles had produced no such critics on Divinity in the eighteenth century as Dickinson and Edwards."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, V:301-2. Dickinson was a staunch supporter of Whitfield's revival efforts and intimate friend of David Brainerd. Sprague: Annual Amer. Pulpit, III:16 states "It may be doubted whether, with the exception of the elder Edwards, Calvinism has ever found an abler or more efficient champion in this country, than Jonathan Dickinson." 
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7 DIEFENBACH, DANIEL. Der Sieg Jesu, in Einer Erklarung uber das Gottliche Geheimniss der
1840 Bound quarter leather spine and corners with marb double horizontal fillet lines divide spine into 5 panels, worn through leather at corners, top front corner slightly mouse chewed, rubbed & scuffed some, light foxing except much heavier on endpapers and first and last leaves, scattered light dampstains throughout, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf. 12mo. 19TH-AM-PA-NEW BERLIN-MILLER 
DIEFENBACH, DANIEL. Der Sieg Jesu, in Einer Erklarung uber das Gottliche Geheimniss der Erlosung. Schildernd: I. Den wahren Zustand des menschlichen Geschlechts, vor, in und nach dem Sundenfalle. II. Den Plan, die Ausfuhrung, Annahme und Zueignung des Erlosungsweeerks unseres Heilandes. III. Die Natur und Sigenschaften des messianischen Reiches; nebst dessen alleserfullenden Grosse. Ein originelles Werk, mit vielen neuen Ideen vegleitet. Von Daniel Diesenbach. [4 lines scripture] Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft zu Neu=Berlin, Pa. S. G. Miller, Drucker. 1840. 12mo.

Bound quarter leather spine and corners with marbled paper over boards and red title label, double horizontal fillet lines divide spine into 5 panels, worn through leather at corners, top front corner slightly mouse chewed, rubbed & scuffed some, light foxing except much heavier on endpapers and first and last leaves, scattered light dampstains throughout, lacks rear free endpaper and flyleaf. Collation: A8, B4, C8, D4 and so thru X8, Y4, then: Aa8, Bb4 thru Ee8, Ff4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [III]-X vorrede, [XI]-XII thema, [13]-354, [355]-360pp register. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog #D1664 (PPG;PSt). Amer. Imprints #40-2033 (P;PLERC-Hi;PLT;PPG). Translation of title: The Lord Jesus, in an explanation of the Godly mystery of salvation: I. The true state of human kind, before, in and after the Fall. II. The plan, accomplishment, acceptance, and appropriation of our Saviour's work of salvation. III. The nature and characteristics of the messianic kingdom, along with its fulfillment. This is an early work by a member of the Evangelical Association, a parallel but independent "methodist" work among the German population. 
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A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion.  Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not.  Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
8 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections.
1746 First Edition Leather Book Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page Boston 
Jonathan Edwards' Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, First Edition, 1746


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections. By Jonathan Edwards, A.M. And Pastor of the first Church in Northampton. [11 lines of scripture texts] Boston: Printed for S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-street, over against the Prison. 1746. Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page block. $1,500.00

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Congregational clergyman, theologian, philosopher. "During the rise of enthusiasm in New England in the Great Awakening, Edwards fused Calvinism, Plotonism, Pietism, and Lockean empiricism into a system of religious philosophy. In it the absolute sovereignty of God beomes an 'inward, sweet delight,' not through reason but by an additional or sixth sense... The claim of Edwards to be the founder of the New England 'school' of 'Reformed Divinity' is based upon three works... Freedom of the Will... The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended...and A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections... These works, with some other writings, reveal Edwards the philosopher, Lockean pyschologist, and empirical thinker, who used the new philosophy to bolster traditional theology, to become 'the eighteenth-century philosophical apologist for the truths of the Christian religion'"--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, 2 vols. 1961, pp979-980.

Re The Treatise Concering Religious Affections, we quote the Dict of Amer. Biography: "Since, however, in Connecticut and central Massachusetts, revivals resulted in social cleavage and church divisions with partisan conflict between exponents of religion as violent emotion and those who regarded it as rectitude of conduct, Edwards needed to intervene further by a series of sermons in 1742-43 which became A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, published in 1746. This is the supreme expression of Edwards's psychology of religion. The mind has two activities: understanding, and inclination or will, the latter having inseparable aspects of affections and choice, since man wills what he loves. True religion involves both activities. While in great part it consists in holy affections, there must also be light to the understanding implied in all reasonable affections. At great length he cautions against reliance on mere intensity of feeling, on its effect on the body, on fervor of speech, or on a confidence in righteousness which may be only exalted natural feeling..."--Dict. Amer. Biography, VI:34.

Bound full sheep, double panel in constrasting brown, rubbed & scuffed, old 8cm long scrape on front cover, recently professionaly rebacked and top two corners recornered, spine with raised bands outlined by single fillets to match original spine, light to medium foxing, mark-off from turn-ins on endpapers, front free endpaper just slightly tattered along fore-edge.

Note: this binding closely matches binding #8 (a Boston 1747 binding) in Frederick E. Masers's Bookbinding in America 1680-1910, p.46.

Early signatures on top of front free endpaper: "Josph Fisks - 27/0 Dom: 1747" and also "Joseph Fisk's Book Dom 1764."

Collation: [A]4, B-Y8, Z4, §*§4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi preface, 1-343 text, (1) errors to be corrected, (8) A Table of the Contents of the foregoing Treatise. Verso of the last page contains "The Booksellers Advertisement." Evans: Amer. Bibliography #5767. Johnson: Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards #97. First Edition.
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History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
9 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies.
1793 Leather Book Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. New York 
Jonathan Edwards' History of Redemption, NY, T. & J. Swords, 1793


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies. By the Late Reverend Jonathan Edwards, President of the College of New Jersey. To which are how [sic] added Notes, Historical, Critical, and Theological, with the Life and Experience of the Author. Whoso is wise, and will consider these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.--Psa.cvii. New-York: Printed by T. and J. Swords, for the Editor, M,DCC,XCIII. [1793]. Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. $350.00

Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758, "the first great philosophic intelligence in American history... He created the first great religious revival of modern times; intensified the power of Calvinism to stem the tide of the world's new thought; fused the iron logic of that system with a rapture of mystic communion; and initiated a New England Theology as a new chapter in the history of doctrine"--Francis A. Christie in Dictionary of American Biography, VI:36-37.

Regarding his History of Redemption: "Yet another aspect of Edwards' thought, never fully expressed before his early death, is detailed in his projected A History of the Work of Redemption... edited by John Erskine, which is believed to constitute Edwards' claim to real originality: a system of theology in the form of a history of God's work of redemption."--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, pp.982-83.

Bound full tree calf with red morocco title label and horizontal single fillets dividing spine into 6 compartments, small chip and start of crack at top of front hinge, covers rubbed and scuffed a little, rear cover corners are worn through leather, front corners bumped a bit, fore-edges of first four pages worn with short tears into edge, large dampstain on frontispiece and on last four leaves & endpapers, light to heavy foxing , small narrow piece torn from bottom margin of leaf 3E2--about 2cm into margin and 2-6mm wide.

Collation: [A]-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4F4, last leaf is ads. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-v, "Advertisement," signed by David Austin, and dated "Elizabeth-Town, Dec. 1, 1793," (1) blank, [vii]-ix Preface by Edwards the Younger, p.[x] Advertisement to this edition, xi-xii Authors cited, [3]-573pp., (13) Index, (4) Table of Texts, (2) ads. Johnson: The Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758 A Bibliography, #250. Evans #25433.
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Synopsis of Didactic Theology., ELY
10 ELY Synopsis of Didactic Theology.
1822 19TH-AM-PA-PHILA-CRISSY 
ELY, EZRA STILES. A Synopsis of Didactic Theology. By the Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely, D.D. Pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church in the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Published by J. Crissy, 177, Chesnut Street, Opposite the State House. 1822. (c1822, J. Crissy and G. Goodman, Printers) 12mo, 11.2 x 18.3cm. Bound original full calf with black morocco title label, spine ends chipped away, rectangular 1x2cm piece leather chipped from top of spine, half-moon .5 x 2cm piece chipped from edge near middle of spine, spine leather dry and soft, leather split along hinges but with loose edges pasted back down, lower cord of front cover resewn into spine on outside of leather, covers tight, heavily rubbed and scuffed, worn through leather at corners, light to medium foxing. Bookplate of Rutgers College Library "Presented by the Philoclean Literary Society of Rutgers College." Oval red stamp on title "Philoclean Society, R.C." Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & printer, [iii]-v contents, (1) blank, [7]-308pp; last page number is mis-printed 803 instead of 308. Ezra Stiles Ely, 1786-1861, an Old School Presbyterian minister. "He graduated at Yale College in 1803. His theological Studies were pursued under his father, the Rev. Z. Ely. In 1806 he was ordained, and installed as pastor of the church in Colchester, Conn., which he left some time after to become chaplain to the New York City Hospital. In 1811 the Old Pine Street Church, Philadelphia, became vacant. Its pulpit had been filled by the most eloquent ministers of the day, and it was necessary to choose a man of commanding intellect and power. The choice fell most wisely upon Dr. Ely... He was the principal founder of the Jefferson Medical College. He was stated clerk and moderator of the General Assembly in 1825, and 1828, and was constantly engaged in works of charity and schemes of benevolence. In 1834 he conceived the plan of establishing a college and theological seminary in Missouri. He entered into this with great zeal, and for a whil 
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A Review of Dr. Woods' Letters to Dr. Taylor, on the Permission of Sin.  Together with Remarks on Dr. Bellamy's Treatise, on the Same Subject.  First Published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, for September 1830., FITCH, ELIAZAR THOMPSON
11 FITCH, ELIAZAR THOMPSON A Review of Dr. Woods' Letters to Dr. Taylor, on the Permission of Sin. Together with Remarks on Dr. Bellamy's Treatise, on the Same Subject. First Published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, for September 1830.
New Haven Theology: Fitch's Review of Dr. Woods' Letters to Dr. Taylor, New Haven, 1830 Pamphlet, side-stitched with printed tan wrapper Good Octavo, 15x23.5cm New Haven, CT 
FITCH, ELEAZAR THOMPSON. A Review of Dr. Woods' Letters to Dr. Taylor, on the Permission of Sin. Together with Remarks on Dr. Bellamy's Treatise, on the Same Subject. First Published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, for September 1830. New-Haven: Baldwin and Treadway, printers. 1830. Octavo in 4's, 15 x 23.5cm. $60.00 Eleazar Thompson Fitch (1791-1871) educator, lecturer, author. Fitch graduated from Yale in 1810; entered Andover Theol Seminary in 1812 where, "after completing the regular course, he remained, pursing advanced studies, giving assistance in instruction, and preaching, until his election, in 1817, to succeed President Dwight in the office of professor of divinity at Yale... He delivered to successive classes a series of sermons in systematic theology, and some of his doctrinal views thus presented becoming publicly controverted, he was compelled to defend them publicly."--Appletons' Cyclop�dia of American Biography, II:470. In this pamphlet Fitch defends Nathaniel W. Taylor, who was his colleague at Yale. Regarding the authorship of this pamphlet, 1 OCLC entry (7 libraries) attributes it to Eleazar T. Fitch. 2 other OCLC entries (25 libraries) attribute it to N.W. Taylor himself based on Sidney Earl Mead: Nathaniel William Taylor, 1786-1858, Chicago, 1942, p.248 and also Franklin B. Dexter's Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College, New Haven, 1912, 6:161. However, the pamphlet refers to "Dr. Taylor" in the third person, whereas other pamphlets of Taylor in this controversy use the first person. I think it likely that Fitch was the author and not Taylor. American Imprints #30-1386 also lists it under Fitch. "The Remarks on Dr. Bellamy's Treatise, on the Permission of Sin, are attributed to Luther Hart, editor of the Quarterly Christian Spectator, and they are in response to Joseph Bellamy's The Wisdom of God in the Permission of Sin, as published in Bellamy's Works, v. 2, 1811"--OCLC. The pamphlet itself states in a footnote on the first page of the Review of Dr. Woods' Letters, "These remarks were originally subjoined to a review of Dr. Bellamy's Treatise on the permission of sin, which was passing through the press, at the time when Dr. Woods' Letter to Dr. Taylor were received. As the subject of these Letters is more immediately interesting to the public at the present time, we have here placed our remarks upon them first, and have subjoined the review of Dr. Bellamy, because it is frequently alluded to in our examination of Dr. Woods' Letters."--p.3. Pamphlet, side-stitched with printed tan wrapper, along spine strip wrapper is tattered and about half worn away, bottom & fore-edges untrimmed, light to medium foxing. Collation: 1-64, 71. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-39 Review of Dr. Woods' Letters, [40]-50 Remarks on Dr. Bellamy's Treatise, on the Permission of Sin." (17721) 
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An Examination of a Review of Dr. Taylor's Sermon on Human Depravity, and Mr. Harvey's Strictures on that Sermon, HARVEY, JOSEPH
12 HARVEY, JOSEPH An Examination of a Review of Dr. Taylor's Sermon on Human Depravity, and Mr. Harvey's Strictures on that Sermon
1829 Good Pamphlet Octavo Hartford, CT 
Harvey's Examination of a Review of Dr. Taylor's Sermon on Human Depravity, Hartford, 1829

[HARVEY, JOSEPH]. An Examination of a Review of Dr. Taylor's Sermon on Human Depravity, and Mr. Harvey's Strictures on that Sermon. Hartford: Printed by Goodwin & Co., 1829. Octavo. $45.00

Joseph Harvey (1787-1873) Congregational minister. This pamphlet is attributed to Harvey in Franklin B. Dexter's Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College... 1912, v.6, p.201. Dexter also states that the review of Dr. Taylor's sermon, first published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator for June 1829 and later in a pamphlet, was written jointly by Chauncey A. Goodrich and Noah Porter. The reviewers Goodrich & Porter, based there review on Harvey's previously published "Strictures." So in this anonymously published examination of the Review, Harvey is in large measure defending & clarifying his own words. The controversy was about N.W. Taylor's theory of sin, moral agency & divine government. He summarizes his objections to Taylor's theology: "The peculiar feature, and what many will consider, the radical error of this theory, is the assumption, that all moral depravity consists in a free preference of the world to God. That such a preference is a consequence and an evidence of depravity, none will deny. But to say, that this preference is the root and source of the evil, is placing the subject on new ground, and seriously affecting all the great doctrines of the Gospel, which stand related to human depravity."--p.44.

Disbound pamphlet side-stitched with new linen thread, light foxing. Collation: 1-74. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-53pp, (3)pp blank.
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Letters on the Present State and Probable Results of Theological Speculations in Connecticut, HARVEY, JOSEPH.
13 HARVEY, JOSEPH. Letters on the Present State and Probable Results of Theological Speculations in Connecticut
1832 Good Pamphlet Octavo, 12.8 x 21.3cm Hartford, CT 
Joseph Harvey writing Against Nathaniel W. Taylor, 1832

HARVEY, JOSEPH. Letters on the Present State and Probable Results of Theological Speculations in Connecticut. By an Edwardean. [No place, no publisher; Hartford?] 1832. Octavo, 12.8 x 21.3cm.$45.00

Joseph Harvey (1787-1873) Congregational minister. In this pamphlet Harvey responds to either real or literary questions of a friend concerning the theological opinions of Nathaniel W. Taylor. Harvey stated that "Dr. Taylor's creed exhibits some of the peculiarities of Pelagianism: (e.g.) Peleagius denied original sin, or native depravity. So does Taylor."--p.25. Harvey also argues that the Theological Seminary had known years of harmony and revivals of religion. However, "this harmony and prosperity continued to increase until Dr. Taylor came into the field. And since that time the seeds of alienation and division have been industriously sown, and have produced a rapid growth and an early harvest."--p.27.

Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light to medium foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-44pp. American Imprints 32-13392, with 44pp and only MWA. #32-12841 with 40pp.
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System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism., HODGE, A.A.
14 HODGE, A.A. System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
1886 First Edition Book 12mo, 12.7 x 18.7cm 
First Edition of A.A. & J.A Hodge's The System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism Philadelphia, 1886, 1887


HODGE, ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER & J. ASPINWALL HODGE. The System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Opened and Explained. By Rev. A. A. Hodge, D.D. [& Rev. J. Aspinwall Hodge, D.D.] Text-book of the Theological Summer School. Part I [& Part II]. Philadelphia: James A. Worden, Sec. of S.-S. Work, No. 1334 Chestnut Street. 1886, 1887. 12mo, 12.7 x 18.7cm.

A. A. Hodge (1823-1886) American Presbyterian, son of Charles Hodge, graduate of Princeton, college & seminary, missionary in India for 3 years, pastor 1851-1864, chair of systematic theology, Western Theol. Seminary, Allegheny, Pa. 1864-1877, Princeton Theol Sem. 1877-1886. "Hodge's distinguishing characteristic as a theologian was his power as a thinker... His theology of was that of the Reformed confessions."--Francis L. Patton in The New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl., V:304. "His Outlines of Theology, which had extensive long-continued use as a textbook, is a dry precise statement of the elder Hodge's doctrine, clearly analytical and dogmatically positive."--Dict. Amer. Biog., IX:98. From the preface: "The 'Bible Correspondence School' was organized in 1883. It is an answer to the question, which has for many years pressed for solution, How shall the teachers of our Sabbath-schools be prepared for their work? It has grown far beyond expectations... From members of the Bible Correspondence School has arisen a demand for a course in Systematic Theology." Note on verso of title page of part II: "The Change of Author. The sudden and lamented death of Rev. A.A. Hodge, D.D., the author of Part I. of this work left the Summer Theological School without an instructor for Part II. This embraces the important portions of the theology of the Westminster Shorter Catechism relating to the law of God, the guilt and helplessness of man, and the means and conditions of salvation... After careful thought and wise counsel, I invited his cousin, Rev. J. Aspinwall Hodge, D.D., of Hartford, Conn.... to prepare Part II."
We are please to offer the scarce first edition of Hodge's System of Theology.

Bound in publisher's black textured cloth with faded gold lettering on spine, wearing through cloth at corners and spine ends, bottom two corners bumped, cloth soiled, damp spots on back cover, light yellow endpapers, modern red library stamp on bottom page edges and on endpapers, pages browning--first part darker than second part, small water spot on title and next 3 leaves, a few pages with pencil marks in margins.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 3-4 preface, 5-78 text of pt 1, (2) blank; (1) title, (1) change of author note, 81-168 text part 2, 169-185 questions, 186-190 index. Printer on verso of title page of Part I: "Wescott & Thomson, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, Philada." OCLC locates only Princeton Univ. & Presb. Hist. Soc. with this the first edition. 2nd ed. issued in 1888 published by A.C. Armstrong & Son, and is more common.
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
15 HOPKINS, SAMUEL An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness.
1791 Leather Book . Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15 New York 
Samuel Hopkins' An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, 2nd Edition, NY, 1791 A work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence.


HOPKINS, SAMUEL. An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness. By Samuel Hopkins, D.D. Pastor of the first Congregational Church in Newport. Newport--Printed. New-York:--Re-printed For M. Smith and C. Davis, by William Duell, No. 19, Queen-Street. MDCCXCI. [1791]. Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15.9 x 2.8cm binding. $375.00

Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803) New England theologian. "Hopkins is chiefly remembered, however, for his profound influence on New England theology. The pupil and intimate friend of Jonathan Edwards, he carried the principles of the New Divinity to their logical conclusions. This he did in a fashion so complete and acceptable to large numbers of thinking men of his day that his school of thought was called "Hopkinsianism," and its philosophy, which quickened the spiritual life of New England, largely prevailed until different modes of thinking discredited its premises and antiquated its methods. He was the first of the New England theologians to form his teachings into a closely articulated scheme, and his System of Doctrines Contained in Divine Revelation, is the presentation of the matured thought which he had preached and written in pamphlets during his long life. He taught that a sovereign God does all things for his own glory and the greatest happiness of the whole; sin and evil are the occasion of great good as through his dealings with them the Deity displays his divine justice and mercy. ...the `system' as a whole, with its teaching of disinterested benevolence as the supreme motive of the individual, was of great ethical value, and its conception of a universe steadily set towards the greatest happiness of all had real spiritual grandeur..."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, IX:218. "In 1773 he published An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, a work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence. He defined true holiness as radical selflessness; ultimately, he argued, a truly virtuous person ought to be willing to be damned, if necessary, for the glory of God and the good of humankind. He also began to see the connection between disinterested benevolence and the antislavery cause, and in 1776 he published A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans. Hopkins described slavery as a sin, claimed that British attacks on American liberty were providential punishment for the oppression of blacks, and insisted that the revolutionary cause would not prosper until freedom was extended to slaves. Thus, in the Dialogue and other works Hopkins linked the Revolution and slavery in a providential framework that was one of the central religious elements in the first major antislavery movement in America..."--Joseph Conforti, . "Hopkins, Samuel"; http://www.anb.org/articles/01/01-00419.html; American National Biography Online Feb. 2000. Access Date: Apr 13 2017.

Overbound in slightly later full sheep, covers box-ruled with double fillet enclosed within box-rule of wide single fillet, same fillets form 3 spine panels, top 1cm of front hinge split, rubbed and scuffed, lacking free and paste-down endpapers, dark water stain in top outside corner of first 70 pages, light to medium foxing with first and last few pages heavier, 1.2cm worm track on bottom outside corner of title page, slightly larger worm track in last leaf and extending as a hole into the previous 6 leaves, .9cm hole in margin of p.10, 1.3 x .5cm hole in edge of p.107, some dog-ears.

Written on verso of title page: "No. 3 Nathaniel Paige" and "Elizabeth Paige Book 1816"

Collation: 6 unsigned leaves [i.e., A1-6], B-V6, W-X4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (iii)-vii preface, p.[viii] contents, [9]-218pp, (1)p. extract from Edwards, (1) blank. Evans: Amer. Bibliography 23448. 2nd Edition.
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The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements., MATHER, COTTON.
16 MATHER, COTTON. The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements.
1721 First Edition Book Octavo, 13 x 21.2 x 3cm London 
First Edition of Cotton Mather's The Christian Philosopher, London, 1721


MATHER, COTTON. The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements. By Cotton Mather D.D. And Fellow of the Royal Society. [printer's device] London; Printed for Eman. Matthews, at the Bible in Pater-Noster-Row. M.DCC.XXI. [1721] Octavo, 13 x 21.2 x 3cm. $3,200.00

Cotton Mather (1662/63-1727/28) Puritan clergyman, scholar and author, he was the eldest son of Increase Mather. "Cotton Mather was the most influential writer of his generation in America. He brought the puritan period of New England history to an end and started towards the evangelical pietism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His vision of Christian religion flying to America inspired nineteenth-century writers on America's manifest destiny..." Re his work with natural science: "Many of Mather's letters to England were about the natural sciences. In 1712 he sent the first of several accounts of unusual natural phenomena to John Woodward, a prominent English geologist. He followed up with letters addressed to John Waller, secretary of the Royal Society, with the hope that they be published in the society's Philosophical Transactions. From 1712 to 1724 Mather sent a total of eighty-two such letters, known collectively as `Curiosa Americana'. Many were printed in the Transactions. Mather made no secret of his wish to be included among the circle that made up the Royal Society, and was elated when news came of his election to the fellowship in 1713. Thereafter with great pride he put FRS after his name. In 1714 he sent to London a large manuscript epitomizing the science of the day that was published in 1721 as The Christian Philosopher. The chapter on astronomy, according to a modern historian, is `The finest example of how Newtonian Science came to America and was disseminated' (Theodore Hornberger in Holmes, 1.137).--quotes from: Michael G. Hall, `Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18321, accessed 18 May 2016].

Bound full calf Cambridge paneled style binding with darkened center panel, slight raised bands, rubbed & scuffed, leather splitting along front hinge but hinge still holding well, corners bumped and starting to wear through, surface worm track on rear cover, medium to heavy foxing with some lighter pages, scattered dampstains throughout, marginal only silverfish damage outside edge of pp 119-132.

Collation: A4, B-U8. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-vi Dedication by Tho. Bradbury, (1) An Index (i.e., contents), (1) publisher's ad, 1-304pp. Holmes: Cotton Mather 52-A. Sabin #46253.

Provenance: written at head of title: Theophili Pickering Libr. Maii 15. 1724." Written on recto of front flyleaf: "Nehm. Porter's 1759" then in different ink: "Price 25.s, then below in different hand: "This Book I give to my Son Nehemiah Porter, 1811." This is possibly Nehemiah Porter (1720-1820) Congregational clergyman, graduated of Harvard 1745, minister in Ipswich & Ashfield, Mass. and in between these Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, had a son Nehemiah born 1754 who likely was alive in 1811. Bookseller's tag on lower inside corner of rear paste-down endpaper: "This Book was Supplied by H. Seward, Bookseller Utica, New York, U.S.A., World Wide Out-of-Print Bookhunters Submit Your Wants! Printed in England."
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17 SCHNECK, BENJAMIN SHRODER. Mercersburg Theology Inconsistent with Protestant and Reformed Doctrine
1874 Book 12mo, 13.3 x 19.4cm. 
SCHNECK, BENJAMIN SHRODER. Mercersburg Theology Inconsistent with Protestant and Reformed Doctrine. By B. S. Schneck, D.D. [2 lines scripture]--Heb. xiii.9. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. Chambersburg: J.N. Snider. Cincinnati: Office "Christian World," 178 Elm St. 1874 (c1874) 12mo, 13.3 x 19.4cm. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, cloth just starting to fray at spine ends and top two corners, light damp stain spots on top half of rear cover, brown endpapers, 3 spots along front inside hinge where brown endpaper surface has stuck to adjoining sheet leaving a white scar where it pulled off. Benjamin Shroder Schneck, clergyman, b. in Upper Bern, Berks Co., Pa., 14 March, 1806; d. in Chambersburg, Pa., 19 April, 1874. He was educated by his father, a German school-master of Reading, studied theology, and was ordained to the ministry of the German Reformed church on 5 Sept., 1826. He was pastor of congregations in Centre county, Pa., till 1834, preaching in both English and German, and then in Gettysburg for one year. He took charge in 1835 of the "Weekly Messenger" at Chambersburg, and in 1840 of the "Reformirte Kirchenzeitung," the German organ of his church. He still continued editor of the "Weekly Messenger," with an assistant, till 1844, when he resigned, resuming charge again in 1847, and giving it up finally in 1852. He retired from the editorship of the German paper in 1864, when it was removed to Philadelphia. From 1855 till his death he officiated as pastor of a congregation in Chambersburg. The degree of D.D. was given him in 1845 by Marshall college. He published "Die deutsche Kanzel," a collection of German sermons (Chambersburg, 1845); "The Burning of Chambersburg" (Philadelphia, 1865); and "Mercersburg Theology " (1874)."--Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1888. V:422-23. I offer Schneck's Mercersburg Theology, written against 
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A Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration, SPRING, GARDINER.
18 SPRING, GARDINER. A Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration
1827 1st Edition Good Pamphlet Octavo, 12.8x20.2cm New York 
Gardiner Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration, 1st Edition, NY, 1827

SPRING, GARDINER. A Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. By Gardiner Spring, Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New-York. New-York. Published by John P. Haven, American Tract Society House, 142 Nassau-Street. 1827. (Printed by Vanderpool & Cole, 104 Beekman-street.) Octavo, 12.8 x 20.2cm. $40.00

Gardiner Spring (1785-1873) Presbyterian pastor, "He believed firmly in the revival method, which then dominated the American churches... He was a thorough Calvinist, with considerable liberality of spirit. He protested strongly against the exclusion of several synods from the Presbyterian Church in 1837 because of theological differences, but when the church divided he and his congregation joined the conservative branch."--Dict. Amer. Biog. XVII:480. We offer the 1st ed. (there was a 2nd in 1828) of Gardiner Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. The pamphlet set off a string of replies and counter replies starting with Nathaniel W. Taylor's review in Essays on the Means of Regeneration, and Winslow Hubbard (under the pseud. Evangelus Pacificus) in Evangelical View of the Nature and Means of Regeneration. Bennet Tyler replied with Strictures on the Review of Dr. Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. Taylor replied then replied with Review of Dr. Tyler's Strictures upon a Article in the Christian Spectator. Tyler then replied with A Vindication of the Strictures on the Review of Dr. Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration, in the Christian Spectator for 1829, in Reply to the Reviewer and Evangelus Pacificus.

Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, medium foxing, multiple holes where the pamphlet had been stitched into a bound volume, tear in bottom of one leaf repaired with archival paper. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & printer, [3]-50, (4) blank. American Imprints #27-30693.
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19 TAPPAN Letter to the Rev. Noah Porter, D.D. Pastor of the Cong. Church, Farmi
19TH-AM-NY-NY-HAVEN 
[TAPPAN, HENRY PHILIP]. Letter to the Rev. Noah Porter, D.D. Pastor of the Cong. Church, Farmington, Con. on the Statements of the Christian Spectator. In Reference to Dr. Bellamy's Doctrines. From No. XV of Views in Theology, for Nov. 1834. New-York: John P. Haven, 148 Nassau-Street, American Tract Society's House. 1834. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light foxing. Collation: 1-64, 71. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-40pp. Amer. Imprints 34-27108 (CTSoP; GDecCT; ICN; MH-AH; OO.). OCLC locates only NY Hist. Soc.; Yale U.; & U. Mich. Clements Lib. Henry Philip Tappan (1805-1881) clergyman, philosopher, first president of the University of Michigan. "He began his publication in 1839 with his Review of Edwards's 'Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will.' This was followed in 1840 by his Doctrine of the Will Determined by an Appeal to Consciousness and in 1841 by his Doctrine of the Will Applied to Moral Agency and Responsibility. Though he shows the influence of Victor Cousin, the famous eclectic French philosopher of the time, yet there are touches of genuine originality in his handling of the problems..."--Dict. of Amer. Biog., XVIII:302. We offer his pamphlet on Bellamy doctrine of sin, published while Tappan was professor of moral and intellectual philosophy in the Univ. of the City of NY (later NY Univ.). 
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A Further Reply to Dr. Tyler, on the Doctrines of Propagated Depravity, &c., TAYLOR, NATHANIEL W.
20 TAYLOR, NATHANIEL W. A Further Reply to Dr. Tyler, on the Doctrines of Propagated Depravity, &c.
1833 Good Pamphlet Octavo, 15.2 x 24.5cm Boston 
Taylor's Further Reply to Dr. Tyler on the Doctrines of Propagated Depravity, &c., Boston, 1833

TAYLOR, NATHANIEL W. A Further Reply to Dr. Tyler, on the Doctrines of Propagated Depravity, &c. By N.W. Taylor. [Boston, 1833] Octavo, 15.2 x 24.5cm. $75.00

Nathaniel W. Taylor (1786-1858) theologian and educator. Taylor entered Yale in 1800, later studied under Timothy Dwight and was ordained minister of the First Church of Christ, New Haven, 1812. In 1822 upon the formation of the Yale Divinity School, he became Dwight Professor of Didactic Theology, a position he held to within a few weeks of his death. "In order to guard against the idea that man is saved by any merit of his own, Calvinism seemed to exclude any real freedom of choice. Edwards in his treatise on the will in grappling with this difficulty had declared that man has a natural ability to repent but is inhibited by his moral disinclinations; his only freedom is liberty to obey the strongest motive... [Taylor] Being of a bold and original mind, endowed with speculative talents of a high order...he broke through the narrow confines of the accepted theology. Moreover, he was a revival preacher deeply concerned with relating religious truth to the facts of human consciousness. His point of divergence was the reality of the freedom of choice. He denied that our consciousness of freedom is an illusion and asserted that the will is not another name for the strongest motive, but is a power to chose between motives. Man, he affirmed, is not born totally depraved, but with certain sinful inclinations, and his 'sin consists in sinning.' To induce men to turn from their evil ways and choose the highest good, appeal must be made to man's natural desire for happiness, which Taylor unfortunately called 'self love.' This self-love will finally become, in a regenerated mind, identical with an unselfish love for God. Such an interpretation of the freedom of the will and the modifications of Calvinism attendant upon it aroused a storm of controversy and divided the churches of New England into 'Taylorites and Tylerites' the adherents of Taylor and of his principal opponent, Bennet Tyler. The debate , passing beyond the borders of New England, became the chief theological reason for the disruption of the Presbyterian Church in 1838."--Charles A. Dinsmore in Dictionary of American Biography, XVIII:338-339. Taylor's "idea of the certainty but not the necessity of man's sin was not outside orthodoxy, and was essential, because his audience no longer knew the Reformation theology, and did not accept the idea of man's 'total depravity.' Taylor exerted a strong influence upon the revivalists, especially Charles G. Finney, whose theological system at Oberlin College, Ohio, 'bore clear marks of Taylorism.'"--Nelson R. Burr: Critical Bibliography of Religion in American, II:994-995. This pamphlet continues the controversy on depravity & regeneration. Taylor had replied to Tyler in his Remarks on propagated depravity and sin as the necessary means of the greatest good, New Haven, 1832. In this pamphlet he continues his thoughts on the doctrines of propagated depravity: "The next subject on which Dr. Tyler questions the consistency and orthodoxy of my views, is the doctrine of Depravity by nature."
Pamphlet in original printed self-title wrapper, lacking rear wrap, fore-edge & bottom edge untrimmed, untrimmed page edges tattered a bit, light foxing. Pagination: [title printed on wrapper, pagination starts with first page of text] [27]-60pp. American Imprints #33-21445. OCLC locates only 2 libraries: Columbia Univ. Libr. & Yale Univ. Libr.
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