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OF

CAL VINIS M;

IN WHICH,

THE DOCTRINES

OF

ORIGINAL SIN, GRACE, REGENERATION, JUSTIFICATION,

AND UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION,

ARE EXPLAINED,

AND TIE PECULIAR TENETS
MAINTAINED BY CALVIN UPON THOSE POINTS

ARE PROVED TO BE CONTRARY

TO SCRIPTURE,
TO THE WRITINGS OF THE ANTIENT FATHERS

OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH,
AND TO THE PUBLIC FORMULARIES OF THE

CHURCH OF ENGLANI).

BY

GEORGE TOMLINE, D.D. F.R.S.

LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN,
AND DEAN OF ST. PAUL'S, LONDON.

THE FOURTH EDITION,

WITII CORRECTIONS.

LONDON:
Printed for CADELL & DAVIES, Strand;
RIVINGTONS, St. Paul's Church-yard; Wurre & Co. Fleet-
street; HATCHARD, Piccadilly; Evas, Pall-Mall;

DEIGHTux, Cambridge; and PARKER, Oxford.

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PREFACE.

THE

HE design of the following Work, is, to

refute the peculiar Doctrines of the system of Theology which was maintained by Calvin. The first four Chapters contain a discussion of all the peculiar Doctrines of that system, with an attempt to prove that they are contrary to Scripture, and to the Public Formularies of our Established Church. My object has been to treat these abstruse subjects in an intelligible manner, without perplexing my Readers with metaphysical subtleties, or fatiguing them by tedious detail; and to give a plain interpretation of those texts of the Old and New Testaments, which have been brought forward both by the supporters and opponents of Calvinism, and which are generally considered to be among the most difficult passages of the Sacred Volume. The language of our own Church is in general so perspicuous and decided, that in appealing to its Authority very little explanation has been found necessary,

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