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FIRST V O L U M E.
Life of the Author:
CONTROVERSIAL DISCOURSES. Preface...
155 DISCOURSE I. How the true Religion may be distinguished from such as are false.....
167 II. The Bible is the Word of God..
191 III. How the Scriptures are to be read.
215 IV. The Unity of God proved.....
239 V. Objections to the Divinity of Christ answered.......... 264 VI. The Divinity of Christ proved..
289 VII. The Divinity of the Holy Ghost proved..
319 VIII. The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity vindicated......... 343 IX. Christ the true and proper Sacrifice for Sin....
371 X. Christ the true and proper Sacrifice for Sin....
396 XI. The Sanctions of the Christian Law..
418 XII. The Fundamentals of Christianity, and the necessity of Faith therein.
444 XIII. A Test necessary before Admission into the Ministry.. 470 XIV. Christianity proved by Miracles...
493 XV. Christianity proved by Prophecies...
TO THE PRESENT EDITION.
To those who admire sound argument and genuine piety, illustrated and enlivened by genius, we trust that we shall perform an acceptable service in
presenting a new and uniform Edition of Skelton's Works, which, as their merit is rare, have lately become proportionably, scarce.
To make this more complete than former editions, all the productions of the Author have been inserted, with his Life prefixed; and, doubtless, if any man is entitled to the tribute of Biography, Skelton possesses an undeniable claim. If our Author had not been distinguished for any intellectual superiority, if he had not appeared as the zealous and acute defender of religious truth, but had been satisfied with the glory of good actions, without aspiring to the reputation of an able writer ; his life was a specimen of such extraordinary virtue, as should never be forgotten in a Christian community. To devote, as he did, his whole energy of body and mind to the laborious and anostentatious duties to be discharged in obscure parishes of a desolate country-to divest himself of self-interest so entirely, as to consider his poor and ignorant parishioners as his