This volume is a reprint of a lost classic on the doctrine of the Trinity by Dr. Samuel Clarke (1675-1729), the famous philosopher, theologian, and friend of Sir Isaac Newton.
This is the definitive... More > posthumous edition from his Works, printed in 1738. (The first edition was published in 1712.)
Also included are nine follow-up writings by Clarke, in which he responds to some of his many critics, as well as an account of Clarke's life by Benjamin Sarum.
In The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, Clarke lists and interprets every relevant passage in the New Testament, and carefully develops his own subordinationist understanding of the Trinity.
For other books on the Trinity, including multiple refutations of Clarke by his friend Dr. Daniel Waterland, and a book-length account of his life by his friend William Whiston, visit: http://trinities.org/books< Less
This book surveys the ways analytic theologians have sought to understand the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Applying the tools of recent analytic metaphysics, logic, and epistemology, they seek... More > to provide a self-consistent and orthodox way to understand the trinitarian claims of catholic traditions. This issue goes to the heart of Christian belief, and is central to theological disagreements between Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Supplementary discussions survey the history of Trinity theories, unitarian Christian theologies, and Judaic and Islamic objections to Trinity theories.
There is an extensive bibliography.
This book is an authorized reprint of the article "Trinity" and its supplementary documents, from the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/< Less
Unedited, high quality reprint of the third, 1797 edition of The Scripture-Account of the Attributes and Worship of God; and of the Character and Offices of Jesus Christ. By Hopton Haynes (c.... More > 1667-1749)
With particular attention to the Greek New Testament, Hayes argues that the Bible doesn't teach the traditional Trinity and Incarnation doctrines, but rather teaches the unique deity of the Father and the humanity of Jesus.Also includes a brief entry on Haynes from the Dictionary of National Biography.
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This is a clean, readable, and complete (though not flawless) reprint of the second edition of The Atoning Sacrifice (1830) by Noah Worcester.
Worcester discusses the purpose of Jesus' crucifixion.... More > Did God need an object of wrath in order to forgive human sins? Or was this an expression of love on the part of God and his Son?
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This treatise by nineteenth century Unitarian John Wilson lays out a very comprehensive scriptural case for unitarianism and tries to rebut alleged scriptural evidence for trinitarianism. There are... More > thousands of references to Bible passages and other relevant works.This reprint is of the 3rd edition, printed in 1846.The print quality is acceptable. However, when quoting the book sometimes switches to very small type,which can be hard to read, especially in italics.< Less
Originally published by Priestley in 1782, this reprint is of the 1871 edition, which was a reprint of the 1818 edition edited by J.T. Rutt.
"After examining the foundation of our Christian... More > faith, and having seen how much valuable information we receive from it, in my Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion, it is with a kind of reluctance, that... I must now proceed to exhibit a view of the dreadful corruptions which have debased its spirit, and almost annihilated all the happy effects which it was eminently calculated to produce." (Priestley's Preface, p. x)
This is a high quality & very readable reprint.
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This volume consists of unedited reprints of tracts from the American Unitarian Association, 1827-1834. Includes:
One Hundred Scriptural Arguments for the Unitarian FaithOmniscience the Attribute of... More > the Father Only Joseph Hutton.The Doctrine of Pronouns Applied to Christ’s Testimony of Himself, Noah Worcester.
The Evidence Necessary to Establish the Doctrine of the Trinity, S.C. Thacher.The Apostle Paul a Unitarian
The Doctrine of Two Natures in Jesus Christ, Alvan Lamson.
The Divinity of Jesus Christ.The Apostle Peter a Unitarian.Outline of the Testimony of Scripture Against the Trinity, Henry Ware, Jr.The Doctrines of Trinity and Transubstantiation ComparedThe Doctrine of Atonement, Henry Turner.Presumptive Arguments in Favor of Unitarianism, M.L. Hurlbut.See back cover or preview for full table of contents.< 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 a reprint of the 1854, fifth edition. Noah Worcester (1758-1837) was a fifer with the American Revolutionary forces at the famous battle of Bunker Hill, and subsequently a Congregationalist... More > minister in New Hampshire.
In 1810 Worcester published the first edition of Bible News, the product of decades of wrestling with the doctrine of the Trinity and its alleged basis in the Bible. An controversy ensued, and his denomination condemned him as an apostate. With little hope of ever preaching again in New Hampshire, Worcester was invited by some leading Unitarian clergymen to edit a new periodical, The Christian Disciple. Worcester moved to Brighton, Massachusetts, and edited that publication from 1813 to 1818. Worcester continued to periodically revise the Bible News.He is also well known as an early American advocate of pacifism, to which he devoted much energy in the last two decades of his life.< 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