Title Remarks on the Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion.
Binding Bound publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth
Book Condition spine ends and corners chipped and frayed--consolidated with flexible book adhesive, light yellow endpapers, pages tanning some.
Size 12mo, 11.8 x 17.7cm
Location Published Andover, MA
Inscription Rutgers College Library bookplate with "From the L
Book Number 17660
ERSKINE, THOMAS. Remarks on the Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion. By Thomas Erskine, Esq., Advocate. Third American from the fifth enlarged Edinburgh Edition. Andover: Warren F. Draper. Boston: Gould and Lincoln. New York: John Wiley. Philadelphia: Smith, English & Co. 1860. Duodecimo, 11.8 x 17.7cm.
Bound publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine ends and corners chipped and frayed--consolidated with flexible book adhesive, light yellow endpapers, pages tanning some.
Rutgers College Library bookplate with "From the Library of Rev. J.A. Todd, D.D. Class of 1845 Prsented by his Son, J. C. Todd, M.D. Class of 1879" with "Withdrawn" stamp on bookplate and mark-off on facing free endpaper. Name "Jno. A. Todd" written in pencil top of front free endpaper. Pagination: (1) title, (1) note, -138pp, (2) ads.
Thomas Erskine (1788-1870) influential Scottish lay theological writer, "his adult connections were mainly with Scottish Congregationalism and the Church of Scotland... A time of doubt...impelled him to study the evidences of Christianity, from which ultimately emerged his first book, Remarks on the Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion in which he argued that Christianity's truth was demonstrated by its correspondence with man's moral and spiritual needs. It was well received by the orthodox world, although it theology was that of a moderate moral government Calvinist... Erskine had a wide influence, both through his early writings (nothing more was published in his lifetime after 1837), and through his circle of friends, which included F.D. Maurice, Benj. Jowett, Dean Stanley... In these ways Erskine contributed significantly to the liberalizing of nineteenth-century British theology."--N.R. Needham in Dict. Scottish Church Hist & Theol. (17660)