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TitleFolly and Vanity of Superstition and Humane Inventions in the Worship of God
ShelfmarkOsborn b237
Creation Dateca. 1650 - 1700
Contents NoteTwo sermons on superstition by W. Jenkin B.D. preached in the city of London. The Beinecke catalogue states: "The first sermon addresses what superstition is; the inclination in man to such wickedness; man's natural pride to scorn to learn to be taught the proper worship of God; and man's inclination to embrace the customs and superstitions of their forefathers. The second sermon addresses the applications of such doctrines, including an exhortation to the audience to "labour for a renewed tast and palate and rellish upon your souls" and to study the word of God."
Material Features62 ff., 16 x 10 cm. Bound in brown calf leather with gilt decoration. The front cover is detached. A presentation copy written in a single very clear secretary hand, with title pages, ruled margins, headings and flourishes throughout. On the inside front cover inscribed in red pencil, "for my very good R[?]". Late 17th century.
Associated People
Source of DataCatherine Evans; The Beinecke Library catalogue.
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GEMMS record createdMarch 03, 2023
GEMMS record last editedMarch 03, 2023