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THE

Great Christian Doctrine

OF

ORIGINAL SIN

DEFENDED;
Evidences of its Truth produced,

AND
ARGUMENTS to the contrary answered.,

Containing, in particular,
A REPLY to the Objections and Arguings of

Dr. JOHN TAYLOR, in his Book, Intitled,
" The Scripture-Doctrine of Original Sin pro-
“ posed to free and candid Examination, &c."

By the late Reverend and Learned
JONATHAN EDWARDS, A. M.

President of the College of New Jersey.

Matth. ix. 12. They that be whole, need not a Physician; but

they that are fick.
Et hæc non tantum ad Peccatores referenda est; quia in

omnibus Maledictionibus primi Hominis, omnes ejus Gene-
rationes conveniunt.

R. SAL. JARCHI.
Propter Concupiscentiam, innatam Cordi humano, dicitur,

In Iniquitate genitus fum ; atque Sensus eft, quod à Nati-
vitate implantatum sit Cordi humano Jetzer harang, Fig-
mentum malum.

ABEN-EZRA
-Ad Mores Natura recurrit
Damnatos, fixa & mutari nescia.-

-Dociles imitandis
Turpibus & pravis omnes sumus.-

JUV.

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BOSTON Printed, LONDON Re-printed,
For J. JOHNSON and Co. at the Globe, in Paternofter-Rorvi
and G. Keith, in Gracechurch-Street.

M.DCC.LXVI.

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A brief ACCOUNT of the Book and its

AUTHOR.

HE Reverend Author of the following
Piece was removed by Death, before its

Publication. But, ere his Decease, the Copy was finished and brought to the Press, and a Number of Sheets passed his own Review.

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They that were acquainted with the Author, or know his just Character, and have any Taste for the ferious Theme, will want Nothing to be said in Recommendation of the ensuing Tract, but only that Mr. EDWARDS wrote it.

Several valuable Pieces on this Subject have lately been published, upon the fame side of the Question. But he had no Notice of so much as the very firit of them, till he had wholly concluded what he had in View : nor has it been thought, any Thing already printed should supersede this Work of his ; being designed on a more extenfive Plan; comprising a Variety of Arguments, and Answers to many Objections, that fell not in the Way of the other worthy Writers; and the whole done with a Care of familiar Method and Language, as well as clear Reasoning, in general accommodated very much to common Capacities.

It must be a sensible Pleasure to every Friend of Truth, that so mafterly a Hand undertook a Reply to Dr. TAYLOR; notwithstanding the various

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