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 The Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity Proved By above an Hundred short and clear Arguments, expressed in the terms of the Holy Scripture

By William Jones

1756 - Oxford - S. Parker

8" by 5"; (xxxvii) 161pp.

 
 


 

DETAILS

A first edition of The Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity by William Jones, with a letter to the reader, an advertisement, the Doctrine, followed by a conclusion and a list of texts explained and enlarged upon in the preceding work.

The extended title of this book reads:

The Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity Proved By above an Hundred short and clear Arguments, expressed in the terms of the Holy Scripture, Compared after a manner entirely New and Digested under the four following titles: 1. the Divinity of Christ, 2. The Divinity of the Holy Ghost, 3. the Plurality of Persons, 4. The Trinity in Unity With a few Reflections, occasionally interspersed, upon some of the Arian Writers, particularly Dr S. Clarke. To which also is prefixed A Discourse to the Reader on the necessity of Faith in the true God, and upon diversity of opinion.

The Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity itself is split into four parts; the Divinity of Christ, The Divinity of the Holy Ghost, The Plurality of Persons and the Trinity in Unity.

"In this Catholic Doctrine of a Trinity Jones maintains that the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity is properly grounded in the Bible, and accordingly criticizes Socinian or Unitarian views on the matter as well as the biblical interpretation of Samuel Clarke." (David Arthur Pailin).

CONDITION

In a half calf leather binding with marbled boards. The spine has been recently replaced, with gilt lettering. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some chips and damage to the leather and boards. Corners worn. Internally, generally firmly bound, though tender in places. Pages are browned, stained and with slight foxing, predominantly to the first and last few pages. Pages 137-141 are wrongly numbered as 157-161. Imprimatur on verso of title-page. There is a David Arthur Pailin bookplate to the front pastedown, with an ink inscription, dated 1973. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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