A low estimate of the divinity of the last age, one of the
prejudices of the present. - Enquiry into the causes
of this prejudice. --Some principles of judgment sug-
gested. — Objections made to these divines. — Cha-
racter of Scripture. — Dogmatical and preceptive. -
Divinity of human composition, controversial. — And
why. - General character of the divines under con-
sideration. — Farther rules for judging them fairly.-
Faith and works, why a subject of controversy.
The latter, strongly enforced, in apprehension of anti-
nomianism. — Free-will sometimes incautiously stated.
- Farther objections considered. — Low standard of
morality. - Use of heathen authorities. — A priori
reasoning. — Circumstances which led to this latter
practice, and apparent necessity for it. — Funda-
mental doctrines of Christianity, indispensable in the
pulpit, though modes of illustration may vary.