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[CHRISTIANITY]. Plain truth confirmed, and the Righteousness of faith opened; Being an Answer to the Objections of J. M. sent to the Author.

London. [s.n.], 1764. First edition.
8vo. 14pp. Disbound. Title page very nearly detached.
An apparently unrecorded anonymous polemic against the interpretation of the gospels by early modern theologians. The author takes exception to the affirmations of the likes of William Twisse and John Goodwin, whom he charges with neglecting the precise wording of the scriptures in favour of personal ideology, particularly in regard to 'Papist' beliefs in the purification of baptism.

No concrete indications as to the identity of the 'J. M.' to whose writings the pamphlet responds are provided in the text; however, a devotional tract issued under those initials was published at Edinburgh in 1759 entitled Bellarmine's ghost conjured by the evidence of truth; or, John Goodwin laid in his grave after his resurrection. A dialogue, upon the active obedience of Christ, between a pretended seceder and a member of the Church of Scotland (ESTC T204142). The mention of Goodwin both in that title and the present work goes someway to establishing a tangential connection.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 21402