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Art . I . jl Course of Lectures ^ containing a Description and Sg $ tematic Arrangement of the several Branches of Divinity i accompanied with an Account 5 both of the principal Authors , and of the Progress which has been made at different Periods in Theological ^ Learning . By Herbert Marsh , D . D . 1 \ R . S . Margaret Pro ~ , fessor of Divinity . Part L Cambridge , printed and said . Sold also by Rivingtoos , London . 1809 . Svo . pp . 116 ,
Art . I . I . A Letter to the Conductor of the Critical Review , on the Subject of Religious Toleration ; with occasional Remarks on the Doctrines of the Trinity and the Atonement . By the Same . Cambridge , &c . 1810 , Svo . pp . 37 . ( Continuedfrom page 359 . )
The plan of Dr . Marsh ' s lectures is entitled to our warm approbation . Be has been censured we areaware 5 for not beginning with natural theology : but in his letter to the conductor of the Critical Review , he assigns what we deem a sufficient cause of the omission *; and we believe that most of the college tutors in the university of Cambridge carefully lay before their pupils those
striking proofs of the being , attributes and government of God which arise from the study of the Newtonian philosophy . We consider the Professor ' arrangement of the branches of divinity of which he * is to treat , as , in the main , singu - larly perspicuous , fair , and happy ; while in the manner in which he has illustrated and vindicated his distribution of his subjects we see for the most part ? an excellent specimen of order and distinctness
of statement , of soundness and accuracy of reasoning . Another recommendation of these lectures is that the hearers and the readers of them are not overburdened with references to books . The best authors on the several topics under consideration are enumerated : but instead ^ dry and naked catalogue of th ^ m , we are presented with some
account of their labours and thqir merits . Those works whith the Professor wishes to be consulted by his pupils , are at the same time the sources whence he derives the information that he communicates . His style is suited to his character and station- ¦ ¦;— -simple , perspicuous and altogether free from false ornaments and from every < 3 tfher indication of a vitiated taste * How he in general writes and reasons , let the following extracts shew :
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*** . STliLL PLEAS E D TO PRAISE , YET NOT AFRAID TO BLAME . " Pope .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1810, page 403, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2407/page/27/