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Of The REVEREND .
Me. JOHN FLAVEL,

Late Minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth in Devon.
In Eight VOLUMES.

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To Which Is Added,

An Alphabetical Table of the principal Matters con-
tained in the Whole.

The EIGHT EDITION.
VOL. IV.

P A I S L E T:

Printed by A. We I Ji and A. M'lean.
And fold at the Shop of A. WeiR, near the Cross,
MDCCLXX.

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CONTENTS.

A PRACTICAL TREATISE of FEAR,

The Epistle Dedicatory, Pag. t

CHAP. I.

JVherein 'the text, and context, are opened, the doctrines
propounded, and the general method ji at ed, 3

CHAP. n.

JVherein the kinds, and nature, of fear are opened, and
particularly the distracting, slavish fear of creatures, 7

C H A P., III.

Shewing the various uses of Tear, both natural, sinful, and

religious, in the government of the .world by providence, 16

C H A P. 'IV.

Wherein the springs and causes of sinful fear are searched
out, and the evils of such fears thence discovered, 21

C H A P. V.

Laying open the finful and lamentable effects of slavish
and inordinate fear, both in carnal -and regenerate per-

sons, 35

CHAP- VI.

Prescribing the rules to cure our finfid fears, and pre-

vent these sad and viqful effects of them, 46

CHAP. VII.

Answering the most material pleas for slavish fears, and

dissolving the common objections against courage and

constancy of mind in times of danger, 79

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The RIGHTEOUS Man's REFUGE. The Epistle to. the Header, P#g. 89

C H A P. \.

Ufcerein the literal and reed importance as the text it considered, the dotlrine propounded, and the method as the following discourse stated, . 9*

CHAP. U.

Demonstrating the first proposition, that there are times and seasons appointed by God for the pouring out of his indignation upon the world, 96

Chap. m.

Opening and confirming the second proposition, viz. That God!s own people are much concerned in, and ought to be suitably affetled with those judgments that befal the nation wherein they live, 99

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C H; A P. IV.

Confirming the third proposition, viz. That God hath a special and peculiar care of his Own people in the days of his indignation, iaj

CHAP. V.

Evincing the fourth proposition, viz. That God usually premonisheth the world, especially his own people, of his, judgments before they befal them, *o8

CHAP. VI.

Demonstrating the fifth proposition, viz. That God's attributes* promises, and providences, are prepared for the security of his people, in the greatest distresses that can befal them in the world, 1135

C H A P. vn.

Opening that glorious attribute of Divine Wisdom, as a . second chamber of security to the saints in difficult times, uj CHAP. vin.

Opening that ghriots attribute of divine faithfulness, as a third chamber of security to the people of Cod, in times of distress and danger, . 133

CHAP. IX,

Opening to believers, the unchangeablenefs of God, as a fourth chamber of refuge and rest in times of trouble, 145

C H A P. X. -.i :-.'

Opening the care of God for his- people in times of treathie,, as thestfth chamber of rest to believers, '155

CHAP. XI.

Opening the stxth and last chamber, viz. The love of God, as a resting-place to believing fouls in evU times, 164

C H A. P. XII,

Containing the first use of the point, in several informing consectaries and deductions of truth from it, 173

A succinct and seasonable Discourse of the Ocxasions, Nature, Rife, Growth, and Remedies of . Mrntal Errors, 187

An Epistle to the Reader, . 192

Twenty general Observations about the Rife and Increase of the Errors of the Times,. . 200

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A N A P P E N D I X:

Containing a full and modest Reply to Mr. Philip Cary's
Rejoinder to my Vindicia begis et Fœderis.

Manisesting the badness of his cause, in the feebleness and
impertinency*of his defence; and adding farther light,
and strength to the arguments formerly produced ia
defence of God's gracious covenant with Abraham,
Gen. xvii. and the right of believers insants to bap-
tifilh grounded thereupon, t -271

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