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opinion on the question. This is only one instance out of many that might be produced from the same work, in which the reader will find the obscurity, wherein a subject was formerly involved, vanish entirely, and the genuine conceptions of the most venerable antiquity unfolded to his view. When that great work is understood and studied with the attention it merits, may it not be expected to have considerable influence, in leading men to look for the good old paths, that may

have been long untrodden, and known but to few?

In the preface to the work above quoted, speaking of expositors of scripture, the author has the following remark. “ If I can safely reason from

experience, I do not hesitate to say, that the “ least dogmatical, the most diffident of their own “ judgment, and moderate in their opinion of

others, will be ever found the most judicious.” To judge by this criterion, few authors have a better claim to our confidence than Dr. Campbell. Few have seen the right track so clearly, and few have advanced in it with a firmer step.

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LECTURE IV.

Of the Conduct which Students of Divinity

ought to pursue

43

OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY.

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LECTURE I.

Of the Study of Natural Religion, and of the

Evidences of Christianity

52

LECTURE II.

Of the Christian System-the Scriptures :

ought to be the first Study-afterwards Systems and Commentaries may be occasionally consulted-bad Consequences of beginning the Study of Theology with Systems and Commentaries

70

LECTURE III.

How the Student ought to set about the exami

nation of the Scriptures.Directions for forming an Abstract of the Doctrine of Holy Writ

85

LECTURE IV.

Directions for forming a System of Christian

Morality. Advantages of the Method recommended

109

LECTURE V.

Subject continued. The Knowledge of the

Scriptures the most essential Part of the Study. How far the Study of Controversy demands our attention

127

LECTURE VI.

Method of prosecuting our Inquiries in Pole

mic Divinity-The Use to be made of Scholia, Paraphrases, and Commentaries ---Danger of Relying on Human Guidance in Matters of Religion

146

ON PULPIT ELOQUENCE.

LECTURE I.

Importance of the Study, and Objections

against it answered-Helps for the attainment of the Art ..

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