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WORKS ON THE EVIDENCES OF RELIGION.
Introductory Observations on the Theological Literature of the period
-Arrangement of this Part of the Work-Importance of the Evi-
dences of Religion-- Unreasonableness of lufidelity'-Dedication to
Broghill – Jutended as a Reply to Clement Writer--Nature and Plan
of the Work-Reasons of the Christian Religion 'View of the
Work-More Reasons for the Christian Religion'-Intended as a
Reply to Lord Herbert – On the Immortality of the Soul'— Notice of
First Attack in English on this Doctrine-Glanvil-Dr. Henry More
- Baxter's Notions of the Soul's Immateriality~ Certainty of the
World of Spirits '-Singular Nature of this Book-Remarks on Witch-
craft and Apparitions-Baxter, the First Original Writer in Euglislı
on the Evidences of Revelation-Mornay-Grotius–Bishop Fotherby
-Stillingfleet-Concluding Observations ..........
Introductory Observations~? Aphorisms of Justification'-Animadver-
sions on the Aphorisms by Burgess, Warreu, Wallis, Cartwright, and
Lawson-Other Antagonists — Apology'-Molinæus, Crandon, Eyres
- Confession of Faith '- Perseverance'-Kendal-Barlow-Sher-
herd—Saving Faith'— Dissertations on Justification'-'On Justify-
ing Righteousness'--Controversy with Tully— Original Sin'- Uni-
versal Redemption'-- Catholic Theology'—Methodus Theologiæ'-
• End of Doctrinal Controversies '-General View of Baxter's Doc-
trinal Sentiments-Strictures on his Manner of conducting Contro-
WORKS ON CONVERSION.
Introductory Remarks— Treatise of Conversion '- Call to the Un-
converted '— Now or Never'- Directions for a Sound Conversion'
- Directions to the Converted'-Character of a Sound Christian'
– Mischiefs of Self-ignorance'—The Countess of Balcarras--Con-
troversy with Bishop Morley—'A Saint or a Brute'- Various smaller
Treatises-Concluding Observations . .. . .. . .... 89
WORKS ON CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE.
Introductory Remarks— Right Method for settled Peace of Con-
science'-Colonel Bridges—The Crucifying of the World'-Thomas
Foley, Esq.-Treatise on Self-Denial '—'Obedient Patience - Life
of Faith'-—' Knowledge and Love compared '—Sir Henry and Lady
Diana Ashurst-'God's Goodness Vindicated '—Various Discourses~
• Cure of Melancholy '-Baxter's Experience among Persons thus
WORKS ON CHRISTIAN ETHICS.
Introductory Observations — Systematic Theology - The Fathers -
Schoolmen-Casuists-Reformers-Calvin's Institutions-Works of
Perkins-Archbishop Usher's System-Leigh's Body of Divinity-
Baxter's · Christian Directory'-Intended as the Second Part of his
• Methodus '—His own Account of it-Remarks on the Arrangement
-Opposed to the Politics of Hooker-Progress of the Doctrine of
Passive Obedience in England-Character of the Directory'-Com-
pared with the Ductor Dubitantium' of Taylor-'The Reformed
Pastor'- Reasons for Ministerial Plainness'-- Poor Man's Family
Book'- The Catechising of Fainilies' - The Mother's Catechism'
- Sheets for the Poor and Amicted'-Directions to Justices of the
Peace'—How to do Good to Many'— Counsels to Young Men'-
The Divine Appointment of the Lord's Day--Concluding Remarks . 157
WORKS ON CATHOLIC COMMUNION.
Unity of the Early Christians—Causes of Separation-Means of Re-
union-Sentiments of Hall on this Subject-Baxter, the Origina-,
tor, in Modern Tiines, of the true Principle of Catholic Commu-
nion–His various Labours to promote it — Christian Concord'-
Baxter's Church Communion at Kidderminster- Agreement of
Ministers in Worcestershire'- Disputations of Right to the Sacra-
ments '- Sir William Morice- Confirmation and Restauration'
• Disputations on Church Government'-Dedicated to Richard Crom.
well— Judgment concerning Mr. Dury'-Some Account of Dury
- Universal Concord '-Baxter's Efforts in promoting Union re-
tarded by the Restoration – Catholic Unity '-'True Catholic and
Catholic Church'- Cure of Church Divisions'-Controversy with
Bagshaw Defence of the Principles of Love'- Second Admonition
to Bagshaw'— Church told of Bagshaw's Scaudal'—Further Ac-
count of Bagshaw— True and Only Way of Concord '—Catholic
Communion Defended,' in Five Parts— Judgment of Sir Matthew
Hale'- Baxter's Sense of the Subscribed Articles '- Church Con.
cord'— Of National Churches'— Moral Prognostication'-Summary
View of Baxter's Sentiments on Catholic Communion and Church
Government .................... 201
WORKS ON NONCONFORMITY.
Introductory Observations on the History of Nonconformity -'The
Nonconformist Papers'- Never answered— Sacrilegious Desertion of
the Ministry – The Judgment of Nonconformists of the Office of
Reason in Matters of Religion'. Of the Difference between Grace
and Morality'—About Things Indifferent'— About things Sinful'-
"What Mere Nonconformity is not '-Nonconformists' Plea for
Peace'--Second Part of Ditto-Defence of Ditto-Correspondence
with Tillotson— Answer to Dr. Stillingfleet'— Second Defence of
the Mere Nonconformist '-' Search for the English Schismatic'-
• Treatise of Episcopacy '-—Third Defence of the Cause of Peace'
- Apology for the Nonconformists' Ministry'—'English Noncon-
formity'--Conclusion ................. 253
WORKS ON POPERY.
Întroductory Observations— The Safe Religion'—Winding-Sheet for
Popery'- Grotian Religion'-Controversy with Peirce, Womack,
Heylin, and Bramhall — Key for Catholics '-' Successive Visibility
of the Church'-Controversy with Johnson~ Fair Warning '— Dif-
ference between the Power of Church Pastors and the Roman
Kingdom'- Certainty of Christianity without Popery'- Full and
Easy Satisfaction, which is the True Religion:- Dedicated to Lau-
derdale-Christ, not the Pope, the Head of the Church'- Roman
Tradition Examined'— Naked Popery'-Controversy with Hutchin-
sou—' Which is the True Church'-'Answer to Dodwell'— Dissent
from Sherlock'-'Answer to Dodwell's Letter calling for more Au-
swers '—' Against Revolt to a Foreign Jurisdiction '~' Protestant
Religion truly stated '-Conclusion ............ 287
WORKS ON ANTINOMIANISM.
The Nature of Antinomianism-Its Appearance at the Reformation-
Originated in Popery-Origin in England-The Sentiments of Crisp
Baxter's early Hostility to it-The chief Subject of his ' Confession of
Faith '—Dr. Fowler-Baxter's • Holiness the Design of Christianity'
- Appeal to the Light'- Treatise of Justifying Righteousness'
Publication of Crisp's Works-Controversy which ensued-Baxter's
• Scripture Gospel Defended'-The Ivfluence of his Writings and
Preaching on Antinomianism-Leading Errors of the System : . . 311
WORKS ON BAPTISM, QUAKERISM, AND MILLENARIANISM,
Introductory Remarks-Controversy with Tombes— Plain Proof of
Infant Baptism '-Answered by Tombes— More Proofs of Infant
Church-Membership’-Controversy with Danvers Review of the
Siate of Christian Infants '-Controversy with the Quakers--Early
Behaviour of the Quakers-Worcestershire Petition to Parliament'
• Petition Defended'-' Quaker's Catechism '_Single Sheets' re.
lating to the Quakers-Controversy with Beverly on the Millenium-
Account of Beverly—' The Glorious Kingdom of Christ described'
-Answered by Beverly-Baxter's · Reply'-Conclusion .... 336
POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL WORKS,
Introductory Observations-Humble Advice'- Holy Commonwealth'
-Origin and Design of the Work-Involved the Author in much
Trouble - The Political Principles which it avows- Recalled by Bax-
ter-Motives for doing so—'Church History of Bishops '-Attacked by
Morice-- True History of Bishops and Councils Defended'— Bre-
viat of the Life of Mrs. Baxter'- Penitent Confession '-Conduct
of Long towards Baxter- Reliquiæ Baxterianæ'-Character of this
Work-Imperfectly Edited by Sylvester-Calamy's Account of it, and
its Reception-His Abridgment of it-Controversy to which it led . 363
Introductory Observations- The Saint's Everlasting Rest'-Written
for his own use in the time of Sickness—Composed in Six Months
- Notices of Brook, Pym, and Hampden, whose names are omitted
in the later Editions -Description, Character, and Usefulness, of
the Work-Attacked by Firmin-Baxter's “ Answer to his Exceptions'
– The Divine Life'-Occasioned by a request of the Countess of
Balcarras-Its Object and Excellence- Funeral Sermons 'for vari-
ous Persons~ Treatise of Death '- Dying Thoughts'- Reformed
Liturgy!- Paraphrase on the New Testament'- Monthly Pre-
parations for the Communion '- Poetical Fragments'-Additions'
to the Fragments – Paraphrase of the Psalms'-General Review of
his Poetry-Conclusion ............... 403