Lectures on Preaching, and the Several Branches of the Ministerial Office, Including the Characters of the Most Celebrated Ministers Among Dissenters and in the Establishment
Flagg, Gould, and Newman, 1833 - 144 Seiten
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Seite 62 - May I remember that I am not to compose an harangue to acquire to myself the reputation of an eloquent orator ; but that I am preparing food for precious and immortal souls; and dispensing that sacred gospel which my Redeemer brought from heaven, and sealed with his blood.
Seite 54 - ... it being hardly credible that a man, after he had been so mercifully dealt withal, as, upon his humble request, to have so huge a debt so freely forgiven, should, whilst the memory of so much mercy was fresh upon him, even in the very next moment, handle his fellow-servant, who had made the same humble request to him which he had done to his lord, with so much roughness and cruelty, for so inconsiderable a sum.
Seite 53 - One might be apt to think at first view, that this parable was overdone, and wanted something of a due decorum; it being hardly credible that a man, after he had been so mercifully dealt withal, as, upon his humble request, to have so huge a debt so freely forgiven, should, whilst the memory of so much mercy was fresh upon him, even in the very next moment, handle his fellow-servant, who had made the same humble...
Seite 53 - One cannot indeed but regret," says he, "that Dr. Tillotson, who abounds with such noble and generous sentiments, should want the art of setting them off with all the advantage they deserve ; that the sublime in morals should not be attended with a suitable elevation of language. The truth, however, is, his words are frequently ill chosen, and almost always ill placed; his periods are both tedious and unharmonious ; as his metaphors are generally mean, and often ridiculous.
Seite 94 - They illustrate the beauty and energy of many others, and contain good observations on the divisions of chapters and verses, by which the sense of scripture is often obscured.
Seite 90 - has done more to illustrate the Scriptures, by what is generally called profane learning, than perhaps almost all the other commentators put together ; nevertheless, he too often gives up prophecies, which, in their original sense, relate to the Messiah. His notes on some texts are large and learned dissertations, which might have profitably been published by themselves.
Seite 44 - Have some pathetic strokes even while explaining, as well as in your reflections or improvement; — or else your reasoning will not be attended to, nor of course understood ; — and then, however strong in itself, it will prove of no avail, — and an address to the passions will appear as irrational as if no such reasoning had been formed. Therefore make your sermons addresses to your hearers, rather than general essays or speculative harangues; — a very necessary way of preaching the gospel.
Seite 20 - His book on Regeneration, has been remarkably acceptable, and is one of the most useful pieces published in this age. His work on the Deceitfulness of Sin, is written with great knowledge of mankind.
Seite 55 - ... facrifice of fenfe to found. It muft be acknowledged, indeed, that in the times which fucceeded the...
Seite 90 - Dr. Fell, Bishop of Oxford, prepared a Paraphrase and Annotations upon all Paul's Epistles, which had before passed through the hands of several eminent men at Oxford, and which was published at London, 1703. Dr. Doddridge says of this work, " Fell on the Epistles is very short ; but most of his notes are worthy of remark. The collection of parallel Scriptures is judicious, and the translation in some places altered for the better.