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CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.

DISSERTATIONS.

DISSERTATION XIV.

On Jesus Christ, CONCEIVED OF THE HOLY GHOST,
AND BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY.

Pages 1-35.

THE incarnation of the Son of God was promised of old, when he said that he should walk in the midst of his people

Several preludes of it were exhibited to the ancient Church
Method to be observed in treating this mystery

The Son alone became incarnate

Reasons of that

The manner of the Incarnation explained

It consisted in the assumption of a human nature into the

individual unity of the Divine person

God is the principal cause of the Incarnation

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II.

III.

IV. V. VI. VII.

VIII-XIII.

XIV.

It is particularly ascribed, however, to the Holy Spirit xv. XVI. Zech. vi. 12, 13. explained

XVII.

VOL. II.

Mary must not be overlooked

As to her pedigree, she was of the house of David
With regard to her condition, she was a real Virgin
Her virginity remaining unblemished, she became indeed
the Mother of Christ

The dangerous error of the Anabaptists, relative to the origin of Christ's human nature

The benefit resulting from our Lord's Incarnation
Having become MAN, he is our Mediator

And is capable of fulfilling the law which was prescribed

to man

Which was enigmatically signified by the boring of the

XIX. XX.

XXI. XXII.

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Again, he became ONE OF MANKIND, that he might be our GOEL

sin

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XXIV. XXVII.
XXVIII.
XXIX.

DISSERTATION XV.

The meaning of this term explained

He was born oF A VIRGIN, that he might be pure from every blemish

XXX. XXXI.

The purity of the birth of Christ, is part of his complete righteousness, and directly opposed to our original

SECT.

XVIII.

XXIII.

XXXIII.

XXXIV. XXXVIII.

On Christ's Suffering under Pontius Pilate.

Pages 36-61.

XXXII.

For an exordium, Zech. iii. 9. is explained

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Christ, GOD-MAN suffered, each nature contributing its

part

The human nature suffering in body and soul
The Divine nature affording strength to the human
And imparting infinite value to his sufferings
Socinus in vain urges his cavils against this truth
Christ suffered the wrath of God

Which cannot fail sooner or later to burn against sin

XL. XLII.

XXXIX.

XLIII-XLVI.

I.

11.

III.

IV.
V.
VI.

VII. VIH.
IX.

X.-XII.

And hence divine justice must be declared, even in the

remission of sin

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Christ sustained the wrath of God from the beginning to

the end of his life

DISSERTATION XVI.

On the Crucifixion and Death of Christ.
Pages 62-116.

The history of the discovery of the cross by Helena
Which, by many arguments, is shown to be fabulous
Crucifixion was preceded, 1. By beating

Which was done cruelly to Christ

And that in order to reconcile sinners to God

For there is a propitiation in his blood
Not for all mankind and every individual; but, according

to the counsel of God and Christ, for the elect only XXI. XXII. Reasons for PILATE's being mentioned in the Creed

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV.

The Cross of Christ is the foundation of all Religion
Explication of the Latin terms Patibulum, Furca, Crux
The form, the parts, and the size of the cross
The cross of Christ had probably nothing very different
from those in com
ommon use

2. By the bearing of the cross

To which he, in like manner, submitted

SECT.

XIII. XIV.

His temper and disposition

His supreme power in Judea

Which, being a foreign and a heathen power, suggests several things of great moment

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From the sufferings of Christ, we learn our misery xxvIII. xxix. Our deliverance

XXX.

And the gratitude we owe

XXXI.

3. By stripping of clothes

From which also Christ was not exempted

The mode of crucifixion various

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XVII-XIX.

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XXVI.

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VI. VII. IX.

X.-XVI.
XVII. XVIII.

XIX. XX.
XXI.

XXII.

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV.-XXVII.

Our Lord was crucified, probably, in the most usual form XXVIII.
The circumstances that commonly followed crucifixion
These were not wanting to the cross of Christ

XXIX.

XXX.

SECT.

The punishment of the cross was justly deemed the highest XXXI. It was accursed by God himself

XXXII. XXXIII.

The death of Christ on the cross, was indeed holy and

tranquil Yet cursed

The crucifixion of Christ ought to be devoutly contemplated, as full of mysteries, in which we have the deepest concern

His being scourged, bearing the cross, and being stripped
of his clothes, were predicted and prefigured of old
David and Zechariah prophesied of the crucifixion
The reading of x in Psalm xxii. 17. defended
Types of the crucifixion

The guarding, revilings, and death, were also foretold and

prefigured

All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the determinate counsel of God

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Scourging was exceedingly grievous to Christ
And his expulsion from the city, bearing the cross
And his being stripped of his garments

But above all, the punishment of the cross itself
And what immediately succeeded it,-Guarding
Revilings

Death

It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should meditate on these sufferings

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DISSERTATION XVII.

On the Burial of Christ.
Pages 117-136.

XXXVII.

XXXVIII.

XXXIX. XL.

XLI. XLIII.

XXXIV.

XXXV.

XXXVI.

XLIV. XLV.

XLVI.

XLVII. XLVIII.

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LX.-LXII.

We should turn all our grief and anger against sin LXIII. LXIV. The crucifixion of Christ, in its several parts, is a spring

of consolation

From the death of Christ, we learn to live and to die

holily

XLIX.-LI.

LII. LIII.

LIV. LV. LVI. LVII. LVIII. LIX.

LXV.-LXXIII.

It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honourable men, and chiefly by Joseph of Arimathea

LXXIV. LXXV.

1.VI.

The dead body of Jesus was wrapped in clean linen, as an expression of respect

The mixture of myrrh and aloes was added by Nicode-
mus, either for embalming, or for burning
This attention to corpses was probably referred by the
pious to the hope of the resurrection

The form of the Jewish sepulchres

Why the sepulchre allotted to Christ was the property of

another

Hewn out of a rock

New

In a garden

Very near the place of crucifixion

The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15.

Psalm xvi. 9, 10.

Isaiah liii. 9.

Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the

wicked

The type of Jonah

Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog
The fable of Hercules Tri-esperos borrowed from it
"The heart of the earth" is the grave

With regard to the analogy as to time, the simple explan-
ation commonly received seems preferable to the learn-
ed refinements of eminent men

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There is no proof that Jonah continued three complete days in the great fish

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VII.

VIII. IX.

X.

XI. XII.

XIII.

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

XVII.

XVIII.

XIX.

XX.

XXI.

XXII.

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV.

XXVI.-XXIX.

XXX.

XXXI.-XXXIII.

DISSERTATION XVIII.

On Christ's Descent into Hell.

Pages 137-165.

That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly af

firmed in Scripture

Nor in the most ancient Creeds

The Creeds which mentioned the descent, were generally silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without some mistake that both were afterwards joined together vi. vii.

I-IV.

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