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ARE DEDICATED, BY Their author,
TO ALL EVANGELICAL, OR LOW-CHURCH EPISCOPALIANS, AND TO ALL NONEPISCOPAL, AND EVANGELICAL COMMUNIONS, WHOSE COMMON
INTEREST AND DUTY IT IS TO OPPOSE THE EXCLUSIVE
POPERY AND HIGH-CHURCHISM.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CHARLESTON, S. C.
FOR WHOSE IMMEDIATE BENEFIT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PREPARED;
BY WHOSE COUNSEL THEY WERE PUBLICLY DELIVERED; AND
BY WHOSE SUBSTANTIAL ASSISTANCE, THEY ARE
NOW PUBLISHED TO THE WORLD:
TO THE REV. SAMUEL MILLER, D. D. AND REV. ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER, D. D.
THE LONG-TRIED AND FAITHFUL ADVOCATES AND FRIENDS
TO WHOSE LABORS ITS BISHOPS, ELDERS, AND CHURCH MEMBERS,
ARE UNDER DEEP AND LASTING OBLIGATION.
FROM the unprecedented haste with which the Volume has been carried
through the press, many mistakes in names and references, both in the body of the work and the Index, may have escaped the notice of the Author, who has done all he possibly could to avoid them.
THE present Volume, while complete in itself, and therefore published under its distinctive title, formed only the First Part of a Course of LECTURES ON PRELACY AND PRESBYTERY. The Second Part, which will constitute a second Volume, and which is in a state of prepaation, will embrace discussions, more or less full, of the following topics:
I. The True Apostolical or Ministerial Succession claimed by Presbyterians-in which it will be shown that this claim has been always urged, and the ignorance of some Prelatists on this point exposed.
II. This claim of Presbyters justified by Scripture-in which the condition of the church during our Lord's Ministry will be considered, and some general topics debated.
III. This claim of Presbyters sustained by Scripture, continued-in which the arguments from the Apostolic Church will be entered upon.
IV. This claim of Presbyters sustained by Scripture, in which the arguments from the Apostolic Church will be continued.
V. This claim of Presbyters sustained by Scripture, and objections answered, in which the argument will be concluded. VI. This claim of Presbyters sustained by the testimony of the Apostolic Fathers.
VII. This claim of Presbyters sustained by the testimony of the Primitive Fathers.
VIII. This claim of Presbyters sustained by the testimony of later Fathers.
IX. This claim of Presbyters sustained by the testimony of later Fathers and Divines-of the most eminent Reformersand of many of the most eminent of the English divines.
X. The antiquity of Presbyterianism, including an account of the Culdees.
XI. The true Liberality, Catholicity and Security of Presbyterianism.
XII. The Republicanism of Presbyterianism.
BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
AN ECCLESIASTICAL CATECHISM OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, for the use of families, Bible Classes, and private families. Second edition-much improved. TRACTS ON PRESBYTERIANISM; 1 vol. 12mo. SOLACE FOR BEREAVED PARENTS: Or, INFANTS DIE TO LIVE. With an historical account of the Doctrine of Infant Salvation, and Select Thoughts in Poetry and Prose. A FORM FOR THE SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY, according to the order of the Presbyterian Church.
THE NECESSITY FOR THIS DISCUSSION-IN WHICH THE QUESTION IS STATED-
THE SAME SUBJECT-CONTINUED.
THE SAME SUBJECT-CONCLUDED.