Title Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio. Or, Letters & Dialogues upon the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life, Containing some Remarks on the Sentiments of the Reverend Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects.
Size 12mo, 11.2 x 18.2 x 2.5cm(binding), 10.4 x 7.6 x
Location Published Washington, PA
Inscription The front flyleaf contains birth records of Cathe
Book Number 17928
Joseph Bellamy on ...The Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life." Bound with his Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Washington, [PA] 1798.
BELLAMY, JOSEPH. Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio. Or, Letters & Dialogues upon the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life, Containing some Remarks on the Sentiments of the Reverend Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects. [12 lines] Washington, Printed by John Colerick, and may be had of all the Store-keepers. 1798. Bound with: 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 Jesus Christ, and the assurance of a Title to Eternal Life. [6 lines] Washington [PA], Printed and Sold by John Colerick, at Office of the Telegraph. 1798. 12mo, 11.2 x 18.2 x 2.5cm(binding), 10.4 x 7.6 x 1.8cm(page block). $165.00
Joseph Bellamy (1719-1790) New England Congregational theologian. "A remarkably bright farmer's boy, he went to Yale, a few miles away, where he graduated in 1735 when he was but sixteen. After two years' study of theology, partly with Jonathan Edwards, whose ardent disciple he became, he was licensed to preach, though even yet only a few months over eighteen... He was full of enthusiasm for the Great Awakening, and for the new Light theology, inaugurated by Jonathan Edwards... Settling down at the close of the revival he began writing in defence of this new theology.... He was a striking example of bold independent thinking in early New England."--Theodore D. Bacon in Dict. Amer. Biography II:165
. We offer two of Bellamy's works first published in Boston in 1759. The first was written in response to James Hervey's Theron and Aspasio (Lond, 1753-55). The second as a supplement to the first. Hervey's work "advocates very strenuously the doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ" and evoked many replies and responses including John Wesley and others. We offer Bellamy's response.
Bound full leather with red morocco title label, rubbed some, corners rounded inward some but not worn through leather, two small worm holes through leather of rear cover, several worm tracks in both sets of endpapers and flyleaves, fore-edges of free endpapers and front flyleaf chipped back 1-2cm, inside edge of endpapers & flyleaves repaired with acid free archival paper & wheat paste, many dog-ears, medium to heavy foxing but lighter toward the end of the book.
Collation: title leaf, a1, B-M6, 1 unsigned leaf; title leaf, a3, b2, B4, C-R6, R6 [R used twice], S2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-ix (page iv mis-numbered ix) advertisement, -133, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi preface, [ix]-xii introduction, -203, (1) blank. Evans: American Bibliography #33396 & #33397.
Provenance: "Daniel Hammond his book" written on verso of rear flyleaf. The front flyleaf contains birth records of Catherine & Daniel Hammond (Catherine Dauter of Peter and Mary Shiplen was born...1767). Their children were born John 1789, Peter 1791, Daniel 1793, James 1794, Henry 1798, Mary 1800, Elizebeth 1802, Samuel 1805, Caty 1807, Jacob 1810. On the verso of the last page of the 1st title is listed deaths of Elizabeth daughter of Jacob, Jonathan son of Jacob & Elizabeth 1849, Adanlia daughter of Daniel and Eliz 1849, Peter Hammond, 1867, James Hammond 1868. The verso of the title contain birth records: Daniel Hammond 1766, Catherine Hammond 1767 died 1828, Elizabeth Reasoner died 1836, Daniel Hammond died 1846, Adanlia Hammond 1849. Verso of last page of 2nd title contains deaths of Samuel Hammond 1813, Elizebeth Hammond 1813, Daniel Hammond 1817, Henry Hammond 1839. (17928)
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