A Discourse Concerning the Divine Providence


A Discourse Concerning the Divine Providence


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Sherlock had no sympathy with the mystical side of Puritan theology, and as such treated its phraseology with ridicule. He attacked John Owen, D.D. [q.v.], who had affirmed that divine mercy was known only through Christ. Owen replied; and Sherlock's ridicule was resisted by other nonconformists, especially Thomas Danson [q.v.] ("Debate between Satan and Sherlock"), and Vincent Alsop [q.v.], whose "Anti-sozzo" brought against Sherlock the groundless charge of Socinianism, and established Alsop's reputation as a master of broad and effective sarcasm. In 1680 Sherlock commenced D.D.; he was collated on 3 Nov. 1681 to the prebend of St. Pancras in St. Paul's Cathedral, was lecturer at St. Dunstan's-in-the-West, and was made master of the Temple in 1685.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Rogers
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1694
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    394 p. 21 cm full leather, respined with raised bands and red title label with gold lettering. Leather edges rubbed, hinges cracked. Scuffing to boards. Light stain on pages 243-7. Wormhole damage to upper margin throughout text but no effect on text which remains clean for reading. Paper bright with spotting and staining only to endpapers.

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