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"Robert Millar, 1672-1752, ""apologist and historian... Millar was the author of two essays in historical apologetics, A History of the Propagation of Christianity (2 vols, E, 1723) and A History of the Church under the Old Testament (E, 1730). In both, as an apologetic argument against the natural religion of the English deists, Millar attempted to demonstrate the course of providence in history by means of a chronology ordered and reinterpreted theologically. Millar's progressivist philosophy of history, derived from French and English Calvinist apologetics, is most apparent in Propagation."" Millar's ""combination of apologetic with progressivist eschatological and missionary motifs accounts for the wide influence of the work (Propagation) in the first half of the eighteenth century.""--I.D. Maxwell in Dict. of Scottish Church History & Theology, p.562. ""It was enormously influential among Scottish missionaries and has been called one of the formative influences in the eighteenth century by a leading historian of Scottish revivalism (Fawcett, 215). In 1730 Millar published in Edinburgh, also by subscription, his second major work, The History of the Church under the Old Testament... which may be seen as an extension of his earlier history of Christian conversion among pagans.--Richard B. Sher, ""Millar, Robert (1672-1752)"", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/67754, accessed 7 Sept 2012]. Bound leather spine and corners with marbled paper over boards, black morocco title label, leather split along hinges but sometime repaired with new endpapers so that the hinges are now tight, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, marbled paper worn through finish, 3cm diameter piece marbled paper torn from back cover, front paste-down endpaper with heavy foxing, title page tattered a bit at bottom edge and with old repairs to corners and two tears, a few small tears scattered in text, dampstain on outer margin of first 75 pages, light to medium foxing. Collation: a-c2, A-Ooooooo2, Ppppppp1; A-N1, O1. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-iv dedication, v-viii preface, ix-xi subscribers, xii(only) contents, 1-610pp text; 1-27 Discourse...Conversion of the Jews, (1) blank, 29-41 Chronological Table, 42-54 index. ESTC Online Citation No. T129555 with 12 libraries in the UK and 4 in N. America. OCLC adds 1 library in UK and 4 in N. America."
Title: History of the Church Under the Old Testament, From the Creation of the World: Wherein Also The Affairs and Learning of Heathen Nations before the Birth of Christ, and the State of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity to the present Time are particularly considered. To which is subjoined, A Discourse to promote the Conversion of the Jews to Christianity. By Mr. Robert Millar Minister of the Gospel in Paisley.
Publisher: Edinburgh,, Printed by Mr. Thomas and Walter Ruddimans,: M.D.CC.XXX.  1730
Size: 18th Century Books,|Apologetics,|Bindings-Leather
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17514
Keywords: 18th Century Books, Apologetics, Bindings-Leather, Church History, Church of Scotland, Missions, Patristics & Early Church,