Reprint of the 1791 edition of three tracts by Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), constituting a sustained attack on Calvinism.These are:An Appeal to the Serious and Candid Professors of ChristianityA... More > Familiar Illustration of Certain Passages of Scripture, and A General View of the Arguments for the Unity of GodThis is a high quality & very readable reprint. The above Preview pages give you an idea of the page layout, but seriously under-represent the image quality. In other words, the words are printed much more clearly than they appear in the Preview above.For other books on the Trinity and related topics, visit trinities.org/books">< Less
This volume is an unedited reprint of a 1817 edition of:
A Discourse Concerning
I. The True Import of the Words Election and Reprobation, and the Things Signified By Them In The Holy Scripture.
II.... More > The Extent of Christ's Redemption.
III. The Grace of God; Where It Is Enquired, Whether It Be Vouchsafed Sufficiently To Those Who Improve It Not, And Irresistably To Those Who Do Improve It; And Whether Men Be Wholly Passive In The Work Of Their Regeneration.
IV. The Liberty Of The Will In A State of Trial And Probation.
V. The Perseverance or Defectibility of the Saints, With Some Reflections On The State Of Heathens, The Providence And Prescience of God.
And Lastly, An Answer to Three Objections Against The Doctrines Asserted. To Which Is Added, A Postscript,
In Answer to Some of Doctor Edwards's Remarks.
Fourth Edition, Corrected.
originally published in 1710 (first edition). and 1735 (second edition).< Less
This is an unedited reprint of Dissertations on the Unity of God in the Person of God the Father. And on the Messiahship of Jesus the Son of God and of Mary; with Proofs and Illustrations from Holy... More > Scripture and from Ecclesiastical Antiquity. (1808) by William Christie (1748-1823).
In 1810 in Philadelphia Christie published this volume, which derives from his sermons to his short-lived Glasgow congregation in 1794. He had presented them a second time in a series of lectures in Winchester, Virginia in 1799, and a third time in Philadelphia in 1807-8. Herein he expounds his mature theological views, interpreting all the relevant biblical texts.
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This volume in an unedited reprint of A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity (1669), as reprinted in Volume II of The Works of John Owen, D.D. (ed. William H. Goold,... More > Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1862)
John Owen (1616-1683) was an English Nonconformist divine. He was born at Stadham in Oxfordshire in 1616, and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. (B.A. 1632, M.A. 1635) He served as chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, as a minister, and was prolific controversial and theological writer, famous for his attacks on Catholicism, unitarianism, and Arminianism.
Owen's massive refutation of unitarian ("Socinian") theology, Vindiciae Evangelicae, is available here.< Less
Reprint of the 1820 edition.Full title: Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey, M.A., including a brief analysis of his works; together with anecdotes and letters of eminent persons, his... More > friends and correspondents: also a general view of the progress of the unitarian doctrine in England and America. Second Edition, Corrected.
By Unitarian minister Thomas Belsham.
Belsham gives an account of the works and life of influential Unitarian Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808). 423 pages.This reprint is good quality; the text has some spotting from the original, but there is no marginal writing or underlining, missing pages, or other significant defects.For other books on the Trinity and related topics, visit trinities.org/books< Less
This book is an unedited reprint of
The Christian Layman: Or the Doctrine of the Trinity Fully Considered, According to the Bible.
The Second Edition Corrected and Abridged, with an Appendix.
By... More > a Christian Layman [Benjamin Parsons]
published in 1842. (First edition: 1840)
" ...It is my design to bring forward and display all the testimony of God, which can have any relation, either directly or indirectly, to my subject... It is not... well to say (as has been said) that some parts of the Bible are contrary to, or inconsistent with reason; because, if both are the gifts of God, both his organs of speech, or his instruments of revelation, they cannot be contradictory, they must be consistent with each other. ...'Search the Scriptures, for it is they, which testify' of God and of Christ." (pp. 2-4)< Less
Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808) might have attained the office of Bishop in the Anglican church, but he resigned his priesthood in 1773. He wrote this book to explain why.
This is a high quality... More > reprint of the 5th edition, published in 1818.
"It may be some recommendation, if not of the truth of what is delivered, yet of the diligence and sincerity of the writer, that they are not sentiments taken up of yesterday, but the result of many years' painful and solicitous inquiry, not without frequent and earnest aspirations to the Father of Lights for direction and assistance; and to which, the prejudices of education and the suggestions of worldly ease and interest, were most opposed." (p. 4)
Lindsey's longer Sequel to this work is available here.
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George Washington Burnap was born in Merrimack, New Hampshire on November 30, 1802. He graduated from Harvard in 1824, and in 1828 he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational church of... More > Baltimore, Maryland. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1859.
This book is a reprint of his
Lectures on the Principal Passages of the Scriptures which relate to the Doctrine of the Trinity (1845)
His other theological works include:
Lectures on the Doctrines of Controversy between Unitarians and other Denominations of Christians (1835)
Lectures on the History of Christianity (1842)
Popular Objections to Unitarian Christianity Considered and Answered (1848) What is Unitarianism? (1848)
Lectures on Doctrines of Christianity (1848)
Discourses on the Rectitude of Human Nature (1850)
Christianity, its Essence and Evidence, or an Analysis of the New Testament (1855)< Less
This book is a reprint of a volume printed in 1841, an edition of a work by Daniel Whitby (1638-1726) first(posthumously) published in 1727.
In this book, prolific and respected theologian Daniel... More > Whitby aims to correct his previous errors and share his final thoughts on the doctrine of the Trinity, arguing for a subordinationist understanding of Jesus and God his Father, like that of his friend Samuel Clarke.
The Last Thoughts of Dr. Whitby;
His Correction of Several Passages
Commentary on the New Testament.
To which is added,
On the Subordination of the Son, &c.
Published by his express order.
A New Edition.
To which is prefixed,
A Short Account of Dr. Whitby,
with a Catalogue of his Works.
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This is an unedited reprint of
Discourses on the Divine Unity; or, A Scriptural Proof and Demonstration of the One Supreme Deity, of the God and Father of All; and of the Subordinate Character and... More > Inferior Nature of Our Lord Jesus Christ; with Confutation of the Doctrine of a Co-equal and Consubstantial Trinity in Unity; and a Full Reply to the Objections of Trinitarians.
By William Christie [(1748-1823)], Late a Member of the Society of Unitarian Christians, at Montrose[, Scotland]. The Third Edition (London, 1810). [First edition: 1784.]
Christie founded the first Unitarian congregation in Scotland in 1781, which lasted until 1792, when Christie abandoned the dwindling group. In 1795, following his friend Joseph Priestley, he emigrated to the United States.
Christie's later work, Dissertations on the Unity of God (1808), is available here.< Less