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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JAMES BLACK, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN; W. BAYNES,

54, AND T. HAMILTON, 37, PATERNOSTER ROW ; AND

ROBINSON, son, & HOLDSWORTI, LEEDS,

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PREFACE.

SEVERAL of the same reasons which operated on the mind of the editor, in publishing the whole works of this highly esteemed author, induced him to present to the public this part in a detached form.

The Harmony of the Divine Attributes in the Redemption of Man has always been one of the most popular parts of Dr. Bates' works-it embraces all points essential to the gospel ; exhibits the same amiable spirit as that which breathes through the whole of his writings--and is at once calculated, it is presumed, to advance the interests of religion in general, and to confirm and edify the individual christian. Besides, a volume of this size may be procured by many, whose circumstances place the whole works beyond their reach.

The present is a day, in which the great doctrines so ably discussed, so beautifully illustrated, in this, yolume, are attacked in every possible way, by wit-genius critical acutien--with a zeal and indefatigable activity unknown to..former periods, and which would do honour to a better cause: To give wider circulation and more increased publicity to what này óperatę;

as an antidote, cannot fail to meet with the approbation of all who hold dear, the great doctrine of the atonement and others equally essential, and inseparably connected with it.

Under these impressions he sends this edition of the Harmony of the Divine Attributes in Man's Redemption, into the world, with sincere prayers, that those who read it may be built up in faith, hope, and love, may imbibe the spirit it breathes, and become like minded with the author, who contended earnestly but never angrily, 66 for the faith once delivered to the saints.”

Leeds, May 30, 1815.

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