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OUR CHRISTIAN CLASSICS:

READINGS FROM

THE BEST DIVINES,

WITH NOTICES BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL

BY

JAMES HAMILTON, D.D.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

M.DCCC.LVIII.

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CONTENTS

PAGE

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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURT-

BIBLICAL CRITICS AND EXPOSITORS, 114

APOLOGISTS,

1 Bishop Lowth,

115

NATURAL THEOLOGY,

Personification,

116

Dr Richard Bentley,

The Sublime of Passion, 120

The Atomic Theory, .

Spontaneous Generation,

7 Church HISTORIANS,

126

The Placing of our Planet,

12 Bishop Burnet,

126

William Derbam, D.D.,

14 Character and Death of Arch-

On Birds,

14

bishop Leighton,

127

Archdeacon Paley,

20

The Milners,

131

Prospective Contrivances, 23 Anselm,

132

The Diffusion of Happiness, 26 Dr John Jortin,

138

The Uses of Pain,

29 Cyprian,

140

THE CHRISTIAN EVIDENCE,

32

Joseph Addison,

32 PULPIT ORATORS,

145

The Constancy of the Early

Bishop Atterbury,

147

Christians,

32 Dreims and Visions,

150

Bishop Butler, :

34 The Rainbow about the Throne, 153

The Mediatorial System, 36 Dean Swift,

156

Bishop Newton,

42 On the Trinity,

156

Prophecies regarding the Deso-

Jeremiah Seed,

163

lation of Judea,

43 True Heroism,

164

Bishop Watson,

48 Occupation for the Opulent, 164

The Virtues of the First Chris.

Wit Misdirected,

166

tians,

43 Daily Devotion,

167

Bishop Horne,

54 Bishop Sherlock,

170

A Dialogue on Philosophical

Christianity and its Compe-

Scepticism,

54

titors,

171

Soame Jenyns,

63 Archbishop Secker,

174

The Originality and Pre-emi.

Antidotes to Anger,

175

nence of Christ and Chris.

Set Thine House in Order, 180

tianity,

64 Laurence Sterne,

18+

73 The Prodigal Son,

185

Bishop Butler,

73 Dr Dodd,

189

The Supremacy of Conscience, 74 Rules for Conversation, 190

On Love to God,

78 Anecdotes respecting Con-

Bishop Warburton,

80

versation,

193

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, 82

Dr Ogder,

197

Bishop Horsley,

86 The Intercessor's Prayer

The Lord come to His Temple, 88 coming back into his own

The Risen Redeemer,

94

Bosom,

197

Abraham Tucker,

99 A Socratic Dialogue,

201

Providence,

101 The Lord's Supper,

202

Doing all for the Glory of God, 104 Philip Skelton,

207

Reason and Passion,

107 Matrimonial Counsel,

208

Dr Conyers Middleton,

109 Bishop Porteus,

212

Holy Water, .

110 The Centurion,

212

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