A Refutation Of Arianism, Or, A Defence
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Of the plenary inspiration of the holy scriptures, the supreme deity of the son and holy ghost, the atonement, original sin, predestination, the perseverance of the saints, &c. in reply to the sermons of the rev. william bruce, d.d., senior minister of the first presbyterian congregation of belfast : together with occasional animadversions on certain statements and reasonings of dr. mant, now lord bishop of down and connor; dr. millar, of armagh; and dr. graves, king's professor in trinity college, dublin, and chaplain to his excellency the lord lieutenant. by the rev. john paul, carrickfergus.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. xii = 351 +  pp. Bound in original half brown morocco over marbled cloth; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting green title label, gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn, edges darkened, a few small margin tears and some foxing throughout; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by end piece vignette. Arianism was derived from the the teachings of Arius of Alexandria (256-336) and held that Jesus Christ was begotten within time and was not therefore co-eternal with God the Father. Although condemned as heresy by the Council of Nicea in 325, it became widespread among the Germanic tribes such as Goths, Lombards and Vandals. There was a revival of Arian beliefs after the Reformation in the British Isles and it was a matter of controversy in the presbyterian church in early nineteenth century Ulster. In this powerfully argued work, the author sets out to refute the views of the Rev. Dr. William Bruce (1757-1841) in Sermons on the Study of the Bible and on the Doctrines of Christianity (Belfast, 1824). He also attacks Dr. Richard Mant (1776-1848), Bishop of Down and Connor and others. The Rev. John Paul (1777-1848), from Co. Antrim was educated at the University of Glasgow and became Reformed Presbyterian minister at Loughmourne, near Carrickfergus in 1805.
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