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« the hours of ten in the morning and two “ in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity “ Lecture Sermons, the year following, at “ St. Mary's in Oxford, between the com“ mencement of the last month in Lent " Term, and the end of the third week in " Act Term.

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• Also I direct and appoint, that the eight “ Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be preach“ ed upon either of the following subjects

to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and fchif“ matics-upon the divine authority of the

Holy Scriptures + upon the authority of " the writings of the primitive Fathers, as “ to the faith and practice of the primitive “ Church upon the Divinity of our Lord “ and Saviour Jesus Christ - upon the Divi

nity of the Holy Ghost-upon the Articles “ of the Christian Faith, as comprehended " in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.

" Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be “ always printed, within two months after

they are preached, and one copy shall be

given to the Chancellor of the University, " " and one copy to the Head of every Col

lege,

lege, and one copy to the Mayor of the

City of Oxford, and one copy to be put “ into the Bodleian Library; and the ex

pence of printing them shall be paid out “ of the revenue of the Lands or Estates

given for establishing the Divinity Lecture “ Sermons; and the Preacher shall not be

paid, nor be entitled to the revenue, before they are printed.

“ Also I direct and appoint, that no per“ son shall be qualified to preach the Di

vinity Lecture Sermons, unless he hath “ taken the Degree of Master of Arts at • least, in one of the two Universities of “ Oxford or Cambridge ; and that the same “ person shall never preach the Divinity $& Lecture Sermons twice,"

The clear income of Mr. Bampton's estate

amounts to about 120l. per ann.

CONTENTS.

S E R M ON

I.

The Use and Abuse of Reason.

LUKE XII. 57 rea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not

what is right?

S E R M ON

II.

Objections against Inspiration considered.

PSALM CXIX. 130. The entrance of thy words giveth light : it

giveth understanding unto the fimple.

S E R M O N

III.

The Authority of the Ancient Fathers

examined.

1 THES. V. 12, 13. We befeech you, brethren, to know them which

labour

labour among you, and are over you in the Lords and admonish you. And to esteem theni very highly in love for their works' sake.

S. E R M ON IV.

On the Conduct of the first Reformers.

PSALẢ LXXX. 9.
Thou preparedft room before it, thou didft cause

it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

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The Charge of Intolerance in the Church

of England refuted.

2 COR. I. 24. Not for that we have dominion over your faith,

but are helpers of your joy.

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Objections against the Liturgy answered,

NUMB. XVI. Part of the IIth Verse. Thou and all thy company are gathered together against the Lord.

SERMON

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