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LONDON:

PRINTED BY R. GILBERT,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

TO THE

RIGHT REVEREND

JOHN JEBB, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF LIMERICK, ARDFERT, AND AGHADOE,

IN

TESTIMONY OF PROFOUND RESPECT AND OF GRATEFUL

REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MANIFOLD KINDNESSES TO THE AUTHOR,

THIS VOLUME,

IN WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED,

BY THE LEGITIMATE INTERPRETATION AND USE OF PROPHECY,

TO SERVE THE CAUSE OF CHRISTIAN TRUTH,

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

-Progress of defection-War of the church against avowed
enemies--Method with Infidels and with Mahometans-
Mutawatir--Causes which completed the victory of the
church over paganism—Case of the Jews-United with the
church in her war with idolatry, but opposed to her in her
war with incredulity-Rom. xi. explained-Difficulties and
last conflict of the church-Controversies within the church
pernicious—Pole star of interpretation-Even misinterpreta-
tion may be converted to good—Benefits of prophecy.

Notes On SECTION I.

True notion of the Resurrection-Dangers from Infidelity, not
church that of the Prophets-Because in it alone they could be seen and proved to be fulfilled — Tares of two kinds-Of persons and of things-Greatest tares—Prophecy takes no notice of the parties in the church-Would then be inexplicable-Benefits of Christianity-Prophecies not for controversy-The spirit of prophecy dwells not in the house of passion-Tertullian-Not of private interpretation—The true interpreter—The spirit and theology of the New TestamentExtract from Jeremy Taylor; from Baxter-Fundamental truths most useful-Its object neither the French Revolution nor the German empire ; but the Catholic church and her enemies-Difficulties of investigation—The church must be considered and examined carefully and impartially-A just estimate of it greatly assists in the exposition of prophecyNot limited nor partial—The Psalmist's view of it—St. Paul's view in Ephesians iii.-Text explained and translated—The teacher and nurse of virtue-Mother of us all-the Key of Prophecy.

from Idolatry—Simplicity of the ancient creeds—Multiplicity
of articles a stumbling-block to Infidels--fundamental truths.

SECTION II. P. 46.

DESIGN AND USE OF PROPHECY.

The two Pillars of the Catholic church—Advantages of Pro-

phecy, and why addressed to those who admit previous reve-
lations-Oracles—Mahomet's Prophecy–Scripture Prophe-
cy—Miracles feigned, Prophecy cannot-Unrivalled supe-
riority-Noah's and Balaam's prophecies-- Bear testimony
to Christ and his church; more for the benefit of unbelievers
than of believers-Lightfoot-Not for particular churches, but
for the Catholic church-Affects no doctrine nor duty of the
Gospel-Maimonides-Haggai—The grand catastrophe and
consummation of prophecy, according to Bishop Newton-
Would not accomplish the object proposed-Not the confia-
gration of Rome-Theory of Bishops Warburton and Hurd
untenable—A modern fancy—Not denied by themselves-
Prophecy bears testimony to Christ and his church-Proved
from St. John's Gospel— From the Apocalypse – The advo-
cate of the church-Against enemies without it—The visible
source of difficulty and of error, but necessary and advantageous --A science in itself-Greater difficulty in determining whether the emblem or the object-Instance from the Apocalypse-From the Sacramentarian controversy-Types

NOTE ON Section II.

Definitions of the Catholic church.

SECTION III. P. 91.

HIEROGLYPHICS, OR THE EMBLEMATIC LANGUAGE OF

PROPHECY.

Language the Organ of society—Types and symbols a chief

-When to be resorted to-In cases of evident inconsistency or necessity-Early instruction emblematic, and why- The prophetic glass—The Infinite Spirit manifests himself by outward signs Elements of the world-Clemens Alexandri.

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Moses and the prophets ministered to Christ and his church-

All prophecy must be adequately fulfilled-Hence necessity
of recurring to the double sense-That prophecy should have
two senses agreeable to reason, as it is connected with two
churches and two dispensations, whereof the one was the
foundation and the type of the other respectively, and so

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