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Parsons, J[onathan] and D[avid] McGregore
A REJOINDER TO THE REVEREND MR. ROBERT ABERCROMBIE'S LATE REMARKS ON A FAIR NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PRESBYTERY OF BOSTON, AGAINST HIMSELF. WHEREIN HIS MISTAKES ARE DETECTED, THE MOST MATERIAL GROUNDS OF HIS ARGUMENT CONSIDER'D, THE STATE OF THE CASE OPEN'D, AND HIS EVASIVE AND SHUFFLING CONDUCT EXPOSED. BY J. PARSONS AND D. McGREGORE, MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF SAID PRESBYTERY
Printed and Sold by Green and Russell, Boston, 1758. 27, [1 blank] pp, with the errata laid down at the bottom of page 27. Bound in later half morocco and cloth, with gilt-lettered spine [some scuffing]. Text lightly spotted, Very Good. Parsons was strongly influenced by the Great Awakening and was a friend of Whitefield, who died in Parsons' house. He would be among the most prominent supporters of the American Revolution among the New England clergy. Here the authors defend the Presbytery's decision to cashier Reverend Abercrombie, and to make rules for the governance of constituent churches. They observe, with admirable candor and detachment, "that, of all Paper Wars, those among Divines are often prosecuted with most Bitterness and Ill-Nature-- That Writers on Astronomy, on natural Philosophy, on Politicks and other Subjects, treat one another with Candor and Decency, while Ecclesiasticks appear, too frequently, to be under the baleful Influence of a Spirit of Rancour and Malice-- And that this is apt to be the Case especially in Replies, and Duplies, that, in these, they are wont to leave the Argument and fall foul of one another with unmannerly, personal Reflections." Evans 8224. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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