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^ J ^^§ t to Jesu ^ ap 4 f ^ W ) W /« 9 »* ie ! (» b enina » lfpre * tatjioji , ;> ykicti h ^ idoes not develope , they f ^ j ^ n tfrJntgUigitrte ; ajwl pertinent ? ' iutrodncjiqa , t I frftve &on # beau of opin ion $ ^ a $ by . / Ae Z ^ o ^ O 5 , the apostle meant his JjQfil gjpfl , Master , cous ^ kred as the revealer of t » e DMue ( jikHI . I ' am noti
however , without a-perpejitkwn : o # <« ftflicul ^ ties attendiug this intetpeetiatiiHi ; and should readily embrace any other , if such there be , more simple , aapre accordant with the purpose of the gospel , and better supported by legitimate cr ^ dsffiandserip * tural phraseology . Mos ^^ Ae writers io the Repository who have of late years adverted to the passage , seem to have do
hesitation in believing that the apostle speaks of what was impersonal ; and this perhaps is the prevalent opiniou among us . Yet no one whose interpretation I have seen on that system , does more than give a loose explanation of each part of the introduction referring to the Logos . All are satisfied that the
passage could not be designed to teach the personal deity of Jesus , or that he was the agent in the natural creation , since then the apostle must contradict his Lord , and even Jehovah himself ; see John xvii . 3 ; Is . xlvi . 9 , xllv . 24 ; and it is probably this conviction , and early associations connected with the usual
personal interpretation which opposes it , that lead to the rejection of a personal interpretation consistent-with it . I hope to study more attentively than I have yet done our American brother , Mr . Uphain ' s interpretation of the passage ; but 1 do not think that ® £ o ; yv 6 Aayo 4 Can be 'rendered God was the Word , which , for his explanation , is essential .
'Perceiving the decision of the Reviewer ^* toiud , lt<e ^ of Soliciting fi « om ^ hiin ^ early statement of his intdkptemi&WtA tlm definite form which ittaf gfve « yo * kr mdera the power of appredatftitf itv K"Will be thankfully rewSved'by " " ""' i ' - ' - '' ¦• i ; !< . !• - ¦¦ v'l \ " l > vriiu 1 <* - "I ' ¦ i ¦ :-j j ' ' < j »
ticuifi w&zaak&km tftat point ; and that t ^ eiseqweoient of tgtudcnfe to state whether they ; were Church mien or Dissenters , ( mentioned by your correspondent , a Non . Con . in p . 632 , ) was iutended as a guide iu recommending them ttf boarding houses , but that- it was very speedily done ; away . .
As to the former part of a Non . Con ' s communication , what have the readers of the Repository to do with the conduct of Mr . Hankey , or Mr . Anyone else , who may think it comports with his dissenting principles to support the King ' s College ? Smce your correspondent is " a Non : Cju . " to the Church of
England , he should allow others to be " Nou . Cons . " to his ( and , let me add , my ) views of consistent dissent , without dragging them before a tribunal which has no jurisdiction in the affair . And his attempt to procure the removal of Mr . H . from the Committee of the Deputies may rank with that of Mr . Ivimey to displace Mr . Wm . Smith from the chair of the same body .
Whether the deputy Mr . Wm . Alera Hankey is after alt the individual alluded to ( for your correspondent speaks of Mt . Thos . Alers Hankey ) is of little moment ; but so sensitive a Non . Con . as your correspondent ought to have known better than to measure out a rule of consistency for others , and make conformity to it a test of eligibility to office , or non-conformity an object of public censure . J . C . M .
Notices of American Unitarianism in the Life of Dr . Edwards . Sir , In the Memoirs of the Revi Theophilus Lindsey , Mr . Belsham , as most of your readers will recollect , has devoted the ninth chapter to an interesting detail of the ^ " progress aud present state of the Unitarian Churches in America" to 1812 .
I need not say how satisfactory has been the progress since that period . My present design is to quote some early notices of the Unitarian doctrines , as discovered in , a p } a ( # < rpucmiing which it does not appear tliat JMr , Belsham had acquired auy information .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1828, page 786, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2566/page/58/