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Sermon TitleSermon on 1 John 4:16 (descriptive title)
Extentpp. 182-242
Composition Dateca. 1650 - 1654
Primary LanguageEnglish
Text TypeSermon
Sermon Type(s)
Bible Texts1 John 4:16 - 4: 16
Associated Peoplepreacher - Bolton, Samuel
Associated Sermons
Preachings (old) - Cambridge - Occasion not identified;
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DescriptionIn this sermon, Bolton seeks 'to illustrate and prove this truth, that God is Love' (see p. 189). The sermon begins as follows: 'It is farre more easy to tell you what God is not, then what he is, (per modum negationis) negatively, its easy to tell you, yt god is not a body, or ye like; but (per modus affirmationis) affirmatively, to say what he is, here is ye difficulty.'
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThe sermon is identified as '5. Sermon.' Written in a mixed hand (predominantly secretary). There are marginal annotations, and there is some use of Greek and Latin.
GEMMS record createdOctober 20, 2018
GEMMS record last editedNovember 14, 2018