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Icriat ? of ^ -of thc >'> fci ^ aty '' tfruch - itvjtfred Uriitttrliif ' Rtftniner . 11 assii . riles the forth of art- Apology , not fcecduse it is premcdvt&fcclaivd uniform panegyric , but because the memory of Servetus is so enin
^ elo ped calmrmy that an impartial biographer in searching for the truth # f facts relating to him , xntvst necessarily appear as his advocate , or rather the adversary of his slanderers . The work is ,
perhaps , diffuse- the real biography of Servetus might have been f ^ ompressed into a narrower com - pass—^ b \ i t no one will consider this &&a ' blemish , ivho has gone farther tn the book than the table
of contents . The Excellent essays ( if ve may so call them ) ivhlch accompany the life of Servetus , cannot be any where out of place : though bo plactJ coujd be fitter for the exposure of persecution , and the recommendation of charity ? than a volume devoted to the
character and memory of a tj nita / rian marty r . ——The A poJ ogy deserves a placp in every library , and etety intelligent -family , and wJM , We doubt not , be patronised by such as wisfa to convince the woHd by a practical proof of the evi ! and execrable nature of bigotry and intolerance , * W . A .
a ; growing conviction prevail afriotig ' tKe Dissetvters of the necessity of acadcTniCtil learning to their ministers . Le ' aYnirig is we are persuaded , fav 6 urable to tr « th ,
as it certainly is to candour . : Ahd ~ as the public mind is becoming daily more enlightened , the liberal education of Christiaa teachers is absolutely necessary to give their instructions a becofflfing share of dignity , and to make them efficacious . A learned
mi-^ nistry would redeem the ^ Dissenters from the contdmptinto w'hicf * they seem to have falftn ih " tli £ eye of schola : rs and produce in the cud a greater degree of union . and cordialify among theitiselves .
Ignorance and vulgarity are / tfe rank soil in which gro w tlie 6 aueful weeds of prejudice and bigotry . The discourse before us is honourable to theauthor n siagenuitjr and liberality . It will , we hopV , be eminently useful io his owtt
denomination , the Indepehdent « , into whose hands it is most likely to fall ; though there is no clas « In ^ i ? -III of Dissenters who may not read it with pleasure and profit . \^ e wish , at the same time Mr .
Cracknell had not adopted ihe pompous stylo of calling our academics , colleges biit-minister « priests and ambassadors ; our pulpits , sacred desks ; and \ ilit like expressions , which kre
unsuitable to Christian simpt i ^ tfy arid modesty ahd seeiii to be aijt affectation : of hierarcHical c ^ nities , or as our fathers Mfpuld J U 4 rb called them , ^ ii fa ite . !
Utility df Academical Institutions * 3 $
AikTjIV . ^ The Utility of Acade - mical Institutions t& the . Church of Christ . A Sermon preacketi at Morton Chdptly < June 26 , 18 O ( y fofbre tht Supporters of 4 he HtexitoWiDtMege , Utthiir Anrtitermrt } : By' &&& .- C a Ad k i sell , A . M . Minfetet ' of Weytti 6 » th Chapd . Svo . fipi 87 + l > 6 tigtoaLh awd Coi Ife . 6 dj 'VP'e atie truly h ^ ppy t& p ^ ceh e
Art . V- — A Device < $ ffc &fal ¦ >• hmmp ProVettiiV ^ riii ] ;^ Sermon pYeabJicdzh the . Parisk
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1807, page 39, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2376/page/39/