The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 8

Front Cover
Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1812 - Liberalism (Religion)

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I came across this book whilst searching through Google on the lookout for details about my ancestor, Rev. Thomas Mills, born 1717. I found mention of him in the obituary of his son, Rev. John Mills who was a Baptist Pastor in Portsmouth, England. I didn't know much about him either so it was a win-win situation. I found details on page 743 and was very satisfied. 

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 238 - Act for the further limitation of the crown, and better securing the rights and liberties of the subject,' is, and stands limited to the princess Sophia, electress and duchess dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of her body, being Protestants; hereby -utterly renouncing and abjuring any obedience or allegiance unto • any other person claiming or pretending a right to the crown of...
Page 346 - I'LL praise my Maker with my breath ; And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers : My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.
Page 28 - I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons' teeth; and, being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself, kills the image of God as it were in the eye.
Page 238 - Wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at or after the Consecration thereof by any Person whatsoever : and that the Invocation or Adoration of the Virgin Mary, or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous.
Page 302 - I know very well that many, who pretend to be wise by the forms of being grave, are apt to despise both poetry and music as toys and trifles too light for the use or entertainment of serious men. But whoever find themselves wholly insensible to...
Page 655 - Truth indeed came once into the world with her Divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on : but when he ascended, and his Apostles after him were laid asleep, then straight arose a wicked race of deceivers, who, as that story goes of the Egyptian Typhon with his conspirators, how they dealt with the good Osiris, took the virgin Truth, hewed her lovely form into a thou,sand pieces, and scattered them to the four winds. From that time ever since, the sad friends...
Page 238 - I do further declare that it is not an article of my faith, and that I do renounce, reject, and abjure the opinion that princes excommunicated...
Page 28 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 271 - And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm : therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Page 655 - Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded : and if in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto yon. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

Bibliographic information