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R E L I GIO MEDICI

LETTER TO A FRIEND &c.

AND CHRISTIAN MORALS

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HARVAR COLLEGE LIBRARY

CITT OF
DR. JC IN RAHOONE OLIVER

AUGUST 4, 1941

First Edition, 1881. Reprinted, 1886, 1889.

86. Disputes in Religion wisely avoided. Fantasies in Di.

vinity dangerous, as giving entrance to errors; whereof our

Physician confesseth to have had two or three :-87. Ist, that

the Soul might, in some sort, perish, and rise again with the

body ; 2d, that all men should finally be saved ; 3d, that we

might pray for the Dead :-but these he suffered not to grow

into Heresies. - $ 8. Of the manifold nature of schism, ever

multiplying itself.-$9. Mysteries in Divinity only to be ap-

proached in Faith.-& 10. The armour of a Christian.

$11. 1. The Eternity of God.-$ 12. Of the Holy Trinity.

The visible World a picture of the invisible.—$ 13. 2. The

Wisdom of God. No danger in attempting to trace the hand

of God in His works.—$ 14. Every essence hath its final Cause.

-$ 15. Nature doeth nothing in vain. - 16. Nature a Bible

open to all.—$ 17. Providence often falsely called Fortune. -

g 18. The term Fortune used in a relative sense.-$ 19. Danger

of confounding the First with second causes. Passion, Reason,

Faith.—$ 20. Atheism can hardly exist. -$21. Inconsistency

of unbelief. Many questions may be raised not worthy of

solution ;-$22. others, which are often raised, may be easily

solved; others may admit a free dispute ; and others are in-

consequent.-$23. The Bible the best of books.-$24. “Of

making many bɔoks there is no end."--$25. Obstinacy of the

Jews, and want of constancy among Christians. The bloɔd of

Martyrs the seed of the Church.-$26. Not all are Martyrs

who suffer in matters of Religion.-$27. Of Miracles. AIL

Miracles equally easy to GOD. & 28. All relations of Miracles

not to be received alike.—$ 29. Oracles.- $ 30. Witchcraft.-

$31. Philosophy distinguished from Magic. The suggestions

of Angels.-$ 32. The Spirit of God diffused throughout the

World.—833. Of guardian and attendant Spirits.—$ 34. Man

a Microcosm, partaking of the nature of all created essences.

--$35. Of Creation.-$36. Man the masterpiece of Creation.

-$37. Of the perishable body.--$38. Death bath no terrors

for a Christian.-$39. Man hath three separate States of

existence : 1. in the womb; 2. in this world ; 3. in the next.-

$ 40. Death to be ashamed of rather than feared.-$41. Post-

humous fame not to be desired.—8 42. Length of days not to

be prayed for, as age doth but increase our vices.-843. A

special Providence preserves our lives.—$ 44. Though death is

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