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“ following, at St. Mary's in Oxford, between the com“ mencement of the last month in Lent Term, and the 66 end of the third week in Act Term.
“ Also I direct and appoint, that the eight Divinity “ Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon either of the “ following Subjects — to confirm and establish the 66 Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schis“ matics—upon the divine authority of the holy Scrip“ tures-upon the authority of the writings of the pri“ mitive Fathers, as to the faith and practice of the 6 primitive Church - upon the Divinity of our Lord “ and Saviour Jesus Christ - upon the Divinity of the “ Holy Ghost - upon the Articles of the Christian “ Faith, as comprehended in the Apostles' and Nicene 66 Creeds.
“ Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Diviso nity 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 College, and one “ copy to the Mayor of the city of Oxford, and one “ copy to be put into the Bodleian Library; and the “ expence of printing them shall be paid out of the re66 venue of the Land or Estates given for establishing of the Divinity Lecture Sermons; and the Preacher « shall not be paid, nor' be entitled to the revenue, be“ fore they are printed. ,
" Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall be "qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons, 6 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 following List of Lecturers, with their subjects, which was first given in Mr. Falconer's Lecture for 1810, appearing to have its use and interest, is here reprinted verbatim from that Work, as far as it then went, and filled up to the present date.
1780. JAMES BANDINEL, D. D. of Jesus College; Public
Orator of the University. The Author first establishes “ the truth and authority of the Scriptures ;--for the “ authenticity of the history being acknowledged, and « the facts which are therein recorded being granted, “ the testimony of miracles and prophecies, joined to “ the excellence of the doctrines, is a clear and complete “ demonstration of our Saviour's divine commission.” P. 37.
1781. Timothy Neve, D.D. Chaplain of Merton College,
“ The great point which the Author has principally at“ tempted to illustrate is, that well known, but too “ much neglected truth, that Jesus Christ is the Saviour “ of the world, and the Redeemer of mankind."
1782. ROBERT HOLMES, M. A. Fellow of New College.
« On the prophecies and testimony of John the Baptist, “ and the parallel prophecies of Jesus Christ.”
1783. John COBB, D. D. Fellow of St. John's College. The
subjects discussed are; “ an inquiry after happiness; “ natural religion; the Gospel; repentance; faith; pro“ fessional faith; practical faith; the Christian's privi“ leges."
1784. JOSEPH White, B. D. Fellow of Wadham College
“ A comparison of Mahometism and Christianity in se their history, their evidence, and their effects." ..
1785. Ralph CHURTON, M. A. Fellow of Brase Nose Col
lege. “On the prophecies respecting the destruction of " Jerusalem.”
1786. George CROFT, M. A. late Fellow of University
College. “ The use and abuse of reason ; objections “ against inspiration considered; the authority of the “ ancient Fathers examined; on the conduct of the “ first Reformers; the charge of intolerance in the “ Church of England refuted; objections against the “ Liturgy answered; on the evils of separation; con"jectural remarks upon prophecies to be fulfilled here" after."
1787. William Hawkins, M. A. late Fellow of Pembroke
College.' " On Scripture mysteries."
1788. RICHARD SHEPHERD, D. D. of Corpus Christi College.
“ The ground and credibility of the Christian Reli“ gion.”
1789. EDWARD TATHAM, D. D. of Lincoln College. « The
“ chart and scale of truth.” !
1790. Henry Kett, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College.
“ The object” of these Lectures is “ to rectify the mis. " representations of Mr. Gibbon and Dr. Priestley with
“ respect to the history of the primitive Church."
1791. Robert Morres, M. A. late Fellow of Brase Nose
College.' 'On « faith in general; faith in divine testi. mony no subject of question; internal evidence of the
Gospel; effects of faith; religious establishments;
1792. John EVELEIGH, D. D. Provost of Oriel College.
"I shall endeavour," says the learned Author, “first to 'state regularly the substance of our religion from its
earliest declarations in the Scriptures of both the
“Old and New Testament to its complete publication “after the resurrection of Christ; secondly, to give a “ sketch of the history of our religion from its complete “ publication after the resurrection of Christ to the « present times, confining however this sketch, towards “the conclusiony to the particular history of our own “ Church; thirdly, to state in a summary manner the “ arguments adducible in proof of the truth of our re
“ ligion; and fourthly, to point out the general sources ." of objection against it.”.. . .. . i
1793. JAMES WILLIAMSON, B. D. of Queen's College. The
“ truth, inspiration, authority, and evidence of the “ Scriptures considered and defended."
1794. T#omas WINTLE; B. D. of Pembroke College. “The
" expediency, prediction, and accomplishment of the “ Christian redemption illustrated."
1795. DANIEL VEYSIE, B. D. Fellow of Oriel College. “The
“ doctrine of Atonement illustrated and defended." ;
1796. Robert GRAY, M. A. late of St. Mary Hall. : « On • " the principles upon which the Reformation of the
“ Church of England was established.”
1797. WILLIAM FINCH, LL. D. late Fellow of St. John's
College. “The objections of infidel historians and “ other writers against Christianity considered.”
1798. CHARLES HENRY HALL, B. D, late Student of Christ
Church. “It is the purpose of these discourses to con“ sider at large what is meant by the scriptural ex“ pression, 'fulness of time;' or, in other words, to " point out the previous steps by which God Almighty “gradually prepared the way for the introduction and “ promulgation of the Gospel.” See the Preface.”
1799. WILLIAM BARROW, LL.D. of Queen's College. These
Lectures contain“ answers to some popular objections « against the necessity or the credibility of the Chris. " tian revelation.”
1800. GEORGE RICHARDS, M. A. late Fellow of Oriel Col
lege. « The divine origin of Prophecy illustrated and « defended."
1801. GEORGE STANLEY Faber, M. A. Fellow of Lincoln
College. “ Horæ Mosaicæ; or, a view of the Mosaical “ records with respect to their coincidence with profane “ antiquity, their internal credibility, and their connec- tion with Christianity.”
1802. GEORGE FREDERIC Notr, B. D. Fellow of All Souls'
College. “ Religious Enthusiasm considered.”
1803. John FARRER, M.A. of Queen's College. “On-the mis
" sion and character of Christ, and on the Beatitudes."
1804. RICHARD LAURENCE, LL. D. of University College.
“ An attempt to illustrate those Articles of the Church “ of England which the Calvinists improperly consider « as Calvinistical."
1805. EDWARD NARES, M. A. late Fellow of Merton Col
lege.“ A view of the evidences of Christianity at the “ close of the pretended age of reason.”
1806. John BROWNE, M. A. late Fellow of Corpus Christi
College. In these Lectures the following principle is variously applied in the vindication of religion; that “ there has been an infancy of the species, analogous to « that of the individuals of whom it is composed, and " that the infancy of human nature required a different .“ mode of treatment from that which was suitable to “.its advanced state.”
1807. Thomas LE MESURIER, M. A. late Fellow of New