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of the Science of Theology, and its several Branches ...............
of the practical Part of the Theological Profession, or the Duties
of the Pastoral Office
In what Manner the Branches of Theology above mentioned ought
to be treated
Of the Conduct which Students of Divinity ought to pursue
OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY.
Of the Study of Natural Religion, and of the Evidences of Chris-
Of the Christian System....the Scriptures ought to be the first
Study....afterwards Systems and Commentaries may be occa-
sionally consulted....bad Consequences of beginning the Study
of Theology with Systems and Commentarios
How the Student ought to set about the Examination of the Scrip-
tures..... Directions for forming an Abstract of the Doctrine of
Holy Writ .......
Directions for forming a System of Christian Morality. Advan-
tages of the Method recommended
Subject continued. The Knowledge of the Scriptures the most
essential Part of the Study: How far the Study of Controversy
demands our Attention
Method of prosecuting our Inquiries in Polemic Divinity..... The
Use to be made of Scholia, Paraphrases, and Commentaries.....
Danger of relying on Human Guidance in Matters of Religion 131
ON PULPIT ELOQUENCE.
Importance of the Study, and Objections against it answered.....
Helps for the Attainment of the Art
Discourses distributed into various Kinds, as addressed to the
Understanding, the Imagination, the Passions, and the Will ..... 212
Of the Composition of Lectures
Of explanatory Sermons.... The Choice of a Subject and of Texts
of explanatory Sermons....the Introduction. Exposition of the
Text...Partition of the Subject. Unity a principal Requisite
in the Subject.....how this is to be preserved.....Offences against
Of explanatory Sermons.....how the Branches should be arranged
and treated....of the Style....technical Language to be avoided
and that of Scripture preferred.....Abuse of Scripture Style.....
of the Conclusion
Of controversial Discourses..... Candour and Simplicity ever to be
studied in the Defence of Truth
Of commendatory Discourses, or those addressed to the Imagi-
of pathetic Discourses, or those addressed to the Passions. Of
persuasive Discourses, or such as are intended to operate on the