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Art. 1. An Enquiry into the Doctrines of Necessity and Predesti

nation. In four Discourses preached before the University of Oxford: With Notes and an Appendix on the Seventeenth Article of the Church of England. By Edward Copleston, D.D. Pro, vost of Oriel College, and Prebendary of Rochester. Second

Edition. 8vo. pp xvi, 220. Price 75. 6d. London, 1821.. WE opened this volume with expectations more highly

raised than, considering the nature of the subject to which it relates, were perhaps reasonable. The talents and acquirements of the Author prepared us to expect, if not any arguments or illustrations absolutely

new on a subject that has for ages employed the utmost efforts of the human mind, at least a correct exposition of the present state of the controversy, and a competent display of logical and theological skill.' Dr. Copleston has the credit of being one of the most accomplished scholars, and he is certainly one of the most elegant writers of the age. This high character he fully sustains in the present volume. In some parts of it, especially in the fourth discourse, he writes like a man of enlightened and sincere piety, and as such we unfeignedly honour him. But we must confess that we have been much disappointed in him as a divine. He is. neither so formidable an antagonist to the doctrines he impugns, nor so fair a controvertist, nor so consistent a reasoner, nor so learned a polemic, as we hoped or feared to meet. His volume does not cast an additional ray of light on the controversy. On the contrary, it throws us back a century or two, and involves ús ha a wordy combat with obsolete and extinct errors, or imaginary opponents. So little justice has Dr. Copleston done either to himself or his subject, that he gravely cites Heylin as an historical authority, and Bishop Tomline as a theologian. All that is of much importance, is taken from Archbishop King and Dr. Laurence, in whose steps he closely follows, as a disciple of the one, and a coadjutor of the other. The forVOL. XVII. N. S.

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