Boston: Re-printed and Sold by S. Kneeland [New-Haven: Printed 1760], 1761. 24pp. Untrimmed, loose. Toned, some blank extremity chips, closed tear to title page [no text loss]. Occasional contemporary marginalia. Signed in type on p.24, 'Paulinus.' Good+.
This piece originally appeared under the pseudonym 'Paulinus' in the Connecticut Gazette, February 11, 1758. It was written in response to a tract by Benjamin Gale, a liberal physician from Killingworth. [Valeri: LAW AND PROVIDENCE IN JOSEPH BELLAMY'S NEW ENGLAND. . . Oxford University Press: 1994. p.73.]
"The following remarks on Creeds, in the form of a Letter from Paulinus to Scripturista, are from the pen of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Bellamy, whose vigorous talents and ardent piety are so extensively known, and whose memory is cherished with so much veneration both in and out of New England. . . the views of a man of powerful mind, and who had no Presbyterian ties or prejudices, on the important subject of which it treats. And although the good Doctor has been dead more than forty years, it will not escape notice how strikingly some of his remarks apply to present times and tendencies." [Miller: THE SPRUCE STREET LECTURES, DELIVERED BY SEVERAL CLERGYMEN. . . 1831-32. Appendix.]
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