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Title: The Bishop of London's Three Pastoral Letters To The People Of His Diocese ; Particularly To Those Of The Two Great Cities Of London And Westminster, In Defence Of The Gospel Revelation, And By Way Of Preservative Against The Late Writings In Favour Of Infidelity
Description: printed for S Buckley in Amen Corner, 1732, 1st edition. Full panelled calf, G+. [vi]+350pp, engraved devices on tp & after the last page of text, headpieces, old worm holes in the bottom margin throughout which very occasionally reach the printed text but with the meaning clear, hinges cracked, and spine ends rubbed. ESTCT 85806. Hardback , no dustjacket. A collected edition of three works attacking what Edmund Gibson [ 1669 - 1748 ] Bishop of London, saw as a rise in 'Profaneness and Impiety' in the people of London. Gibson believed this was caused by an increase in books which attacked Christianity, so his answer was to write three letters to the people of London, containing 'Rules and Cautions' designed to strengthen the faith of 'sincere and unprejudic'd Christians' and to preserve them 'from these dangerous Infections'. Individually they were published in large amounts ( a total of 74000 copies of the first 3 were printed ) but this collected edition had a print run of just 3000 copies.

Keywords: theology, religion, christianity

Price: GBP 150.00 = appr. US$ 214.20 Seller: Eastleach Books
- Book number: 39493

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