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PRINTED BY J. WRIGHT, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY,

FOR

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.

M.DCCC.LIII.

EXTRACT

FROM

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF THE

REV. JOHN BAMPTON,

CANON OF SALISBURY.

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“I give and bequeath my Lands and Estates to " the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University 66 of Oxford for ever, to have and to hold all and sin

gular the said Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the “ intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned; that is to say,

I will and appoint that the Vice-Chancellor of the “ University of Oxford for the time being shall take and “ receive all the rents, issues, and profits thereof, and

(after all taxes, reparations, and necessary deductions

made) that he pay all the remainder to the endowment “ of eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, to be established for

ever in the said University, and to be performed in the manner following:

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“ I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday in “ Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly chosen by the Heads “ of Colleges only, and by no others, in the room ad

joining to the Printing-House, between the hours of ten “ in the morning and two in the afternoon, to preach

eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, the year following, at “ St. Mary's in Oxford, between the commencement of the

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EXTRACT FROM CANON BAMPTON's will.

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“ last month in Lent Term, and the end of the third week 6 in Act Term.

- Also I direct and appoint, that the eight Divinity “ Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon either of the “ following Subjects—to confirm and establish the Christcsian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics

—upon the divine authority of the holy Scriptures

upon the authority of the writings of the primitive Fa" thers, as to the faith and practice of the primitive Church “ —upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus “ Christ—upon the Divinity of the Holy Ghost—upon the “ Articles of the Christian Faith, as comprehended in the

Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.

“ Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity « Lecture Sermons shall be always printed, within two 6 months after they are preached, and one copy shall be “ given to the Chancellor of the University, and one copy " to the Head of every College, and one copy to the Mayor “ of the city of Oxford, and one copy to be put into the “ Bodleian Library; and the expense of printing them shall “ be paid out of the revenue of the Land or Estates given “ for establishing the Divinity Lecture Sermons; and the « Preacher shall not be paid, nor be entitled to the revenue, “ before they are printed.

“ Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall be qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons, un66 less he hath taken the degree of Master of Arts at least, “ in one of the two Universities of Oxford or Cambridge ; “ and that the same person shall never preach the Divinity 66 Lecture Sermons twice."

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S UM M A RY.

LECTURE I.

THE NEED OF MEDIATION.

ROMANS V. 8. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we

were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Statement of the subject. page 1. Three ideas that belong to the doctrine of Atonement. 4. I. The idea of God. a. Ontological grounds for this. 4.

B. Cosmological grounds. 8. y. Physico-theological grounds. 9. 8. Practical grounds. 11. Estimate of

these. 12. II. The idea of sin. a. Sin viewed as a privation. 16.

B. Sin viewed as selfishness. 18. 7. Sin viewed as dis

obedience. 20. III. The idea of reconcilement. 22.

Practical aspect of these ideas. 24.

LECTURE II.

HEATHEN VIEWS OF MEDIATION.

1 KINGS xviii. 27. Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth,

and must be awaked. Hope of reconciliation, the key to pagan religions. 29.

Sacrifices. 32. I. of men voluntarily for their fellow

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