Title Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance, Further Vindicated: in Reply
Location Published New Haven, CT
Book Number 16146
Bennet Tyler on The Doctrine of the Saints Perseverance, New Haven, 1818
TYLER, BENNET. The Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance, Further Vindicated: in Reply to the Animadversions of Mr. Rayner and Mr. Thorp, upon a Sermon of the Author on that Subject. To which is added An Appendix, in which the remarks of Mr. Rayner upon Calvinism in General, are Considered. By Bennet Tyler, Pastor of a Church in Southbury. To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them Isa. viii.20. New-Haven: T. G. Woodward, Printer. 1818. Octavo.
Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, medium foxing throughout. Early owners signature partially trimmed away. Collation: A-F4, G2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) intro., -51, (1) blank. American Bibliography #45913. Bennet Tyler (1783-1858) American Congregational pastor, theologian, educator. President of Dartmouth College for 6 years, first President and professor of Christian theology of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, leader of the `Old School' Calvinists. "Being an ardent conservative and one of the ablest interpreters of the old theology, Tyler was drawn into the debate and became a recognized leader of conservatively orthodox... Not an original or speculative thinker, Tyler dwelt contentedly in the Calvinistic system as modified by Jonathan Edwards and tempered by Timothy Dwight"--Dict. Amer. Biog. XIX:85. Tyler had published a pamphlet the previous year on "The Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance." In the present work, "Further Vindicated," Tyler responds to the replies of "Mr. Rayner and Mr. Thorp." "The sermon which has given occasion to the animadversions of Mr. Rayner and Mr. Thorp, was preached and published without any design or expectation of provoking a controversy. The object of it was to vindicate and establish what the writer deemed important truth. It has been judged, however, to contain errors, dangerous to the souls of men, and deserving public animadversion. Whether the pamphlets reviewed in the following sheets, merited any public notice, has been a very serious question with the writer. So far as his own feelings are concerned, he should have chosen to remain silent, but considering that we are required 'to contend earnestly for the faith, once delivered to the saints,' and that a further discussion of the doctrine in question, may possibly assist the enquirer after truth, he has 'judged it expedient to reply.'"--intro.
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