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THE

WORKS

OF

PRESIDENT EDWARDS,

IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

CONTAINING,

L. A TREATISE CONCERNING RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS,

IN THREE PARTS.

II. FIVE DISCOURSES ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS.

1. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE.
II. PRESSING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
III. RUTH'S RESOLUTION.
IV. JUSTICE OF GOD IN THE DAMNATION OF SINNERS.
V. THE EXCELLENCY OF JESUS CHRIST.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME V.

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1

PREFACE.....

A TREATISE CONCERNING RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS,

IN THREE PARTS.

Part 1. Concerning the nature of the affections and their import-

ance in Religion.

Sect. I.
Previous remarks on the affections

7

11. True religion lies much in affections..

12

III. Inferences from the doctrine ..

30

Part 11. Shewing what are no certain signs that religious affec-

tions are truly gracious, or that they are not.

Sect. 1. Raised very high are no sign...

35

Great effects on the body, are no sign.

Fluency and fervour, are no sign..

That they are not excited by us, is no sign

44

That they come with texts of scripture, is no sign 49

VI. That there is an appearance of love, is no sign.. 51

vii. Religious affections of many kinds, are no sign. 53

VIII. Joys following in a certain order, are no sign... 57

Much time and zeal in duty, are no sign.

67

Much expression of praise is no sign..

69

Great confidence, is no certain sign

71

Affecting relations, are no sign ...

83

PART II. Shewing what are distinguishing signs of truly gracious

and holy affections.

Introductory remarks ....

91

Sect. 1. Gracious affections are from divine influence... 95

Their object is the excellence of divine things.. 129

They are founded on the moral excellency of ob-

jects ...

140

They arise from divine illumination

151

They are attended with a conviction of certainty 172

They are attended with evangelical humiliation. 190

They are attended with a change of nature.... 215

vill. They beget and promote the temper of Jesus .. 219

Gracious affections soften the heart

230

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