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THE

QUARTERLY

THEOLOGICAL REVIEW;

CONDUCTED BY

THE REV. EZRA STILES ELY, A. M.

OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath
"not God; he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father
" and the Son."

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY ANTHONY FINLEY,

AT THE NORTH-EAST CORNER OF FOURTH AND CHESNUT STREETS.

William Fry, Printer.

1818.

District of Pennsylvania, to wit:

SEAL.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the tenth day of December, in the forty-second year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1817, The Reverend Ezra Stiles Ely, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to

wit:

"The Quarterly Theological Review; conducted by the

Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely, A. M. of the City of Philadelphia. "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God; he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son." Vol. I.

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Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.

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QUARTERLY

THEOLOGICAL REVIEW.

VOL. I.

FOR JANUARY, 1818.

No. I.

ARTICLE I.-1. A Reply to the "Objections against the Position of a Personal Assurance of the Pardon of Sin, by a direct communication of the Holy Spirit, and to the appendices thereto; signed W. W. and published in the Christian Register, No. 2, for January, 1817. By J. E. pp. 43. 8vo.

2.-An Essay, containing Objections against the Position of a Personal Assurance of the Pardon of Sin, by a direct communication of the Holy Spirit; with notes, occasioned by a Pamphlet containing remarks on the Essay, under the name of a 'Reply.' By Wm. White, D. D. Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, published by M. Thomas, 1817. pp. 67. 8vo.

THIS

HIS Essay was first published in 'The Christian Register' of New-York. The pamphlet called a 'Reply,' by J. E.' subsequently made its appearance, and in it W. W. or Bishop White, seems to have been handled rather roughly, by some one who cannot have known the inoffensive and amiable character of the Essayist; for, surely, none that know him can wish to treat him with disrespect. Differ from him in opinion, we and others may, and freely to express that difference is the privilege of every one, in our free country; but they must be rude and unfeeling who can accost him with indecorous language. Should we even believe some of his doctrines injurious in their tendency, we might say so, without uncandidly judging, that he knowingly inculcates error, or is timid in the discharge of ministerial duty. The Re

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