Folio, pp. , 228, 231-238, , 239-384; half-title (a longitudinal label) cut away; ‘A Discourse’ has a separate title-page; C1r soiled, else a fine copy in contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf; extremities a little rubbed.
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Sermons preached on several Occasions to which a Discourse is annexed concerning the true Reason of the Sufferings of Christ. Wherein Crellius his answer to Grotius is considered …
First edition thus, comprising twelve sermons preached 1666-72 and ‘A Discourse concerning the Suffering of Christ’ (pp. 239-384); six of the sermons and the ‘Discourse’ were first published in 1669.
Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699) made his reputation after the Restoration at St Andrew’s Holborn, and rapidly became one of the most popular preachers of the day, ‘the ablest young man to spread the gospel since the apostles’ (Pepys, 23 April 1669). Further advancement followed, culminating in the bishopric of Worcester, as well as his famous controversy with Locke. ‘Throughout his life he produced a steady stream of lengthy works of immense learning, so that when he died … he was, without doubt, the leading theologian and apologist of the Church of England’ (Oxford DNB).
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