The System of Doctrines, Contained in Divine Revelation, Explained and Defended Showing Their Consistence and Connection with Each Other to Which Is

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BiblioBazaar, 2010 - 616 pages
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryW029516Parentheses substituted for square brackets enclosing "proprietors of the work." in imprint transcription. Vol. 1: 606, [2] p.; v. 2: iv, 480, iv, [1], 6-158, [2] p. Errors in paging: v. 1, p. 271, 343, 535 misnumbered 171, 443, 335. Printers' monogramPrinted at Boston: by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, (proprietors of the work.) At Faust's Stature, no. 45, Newbury Street. Sold at their bookstore, and by said Thomas, at his bookstore in Worcester, MDCCXCIII. [1793]. 2 v.; 8

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Samuel Hopkins was born on September 17, 1721 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He attended Yale College and graduated in 1741. He then went on to study divinity in Northampton, Massachusetts with his brother-in-law Jonathan Edwards. He was licensed to preach in 1742 and in 1743 ws ordained pastor of the North Parish of Sheffield in Housatonic, Massachusetts. He preached to 30 families there until 1769. From that point he went on to Newport Rhode Island to preach at the First Congregational Church. Samuel Hopkins received a Doctor of Divinity from Yale in 1802. He created the theological scheme that bears his name, Hopkinsianism, also known as the New Divinity. This religious system is a form of Calvinism. It involved a belief that sincerity in God's commands required the ability to obey and that at birth people are not born with inherit sinfulness. Samuel Hopkins was an early opponent to slavery and published a pamphlet entitled A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans which was addressed to the Honorable Members of the Continental Congress, Representatives of the Thirteen United American Colonies. Samuel Hopkins continued as a theologian and congregationalist until his death on december 20, 1803.

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