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Author: Holland, Henry, 1555 or 6-1603.
Title: The Christian exercise of fasting, priuate and publike plainly set forth by testimonies of holy Scriptures, and also of old and late writers: wherein is shewed how religious families priuatly, and the congregations publikely, haue humbled themselues before almightie God, making vse of iudgements past, auoyding euils present, and preuenting future calamities, &c. Together with sundrie abuses of fasting in three generations of hypocrites: the first in the dayes of the prophets: the second in the dayes of Christ: the third in the dayes of Antichrist. Hereunto also are added some meditations on the 1. and 2. chapters of Iob, to comfort and instruct all such as be afflicted with any crosse, either inwardly in minde, or outwardly in bodie. By H. Holland, minister and preacher of Gods word.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The Christian exercise of fasting, priuate and publike plainly set forth by testimonies of holy Scriptures, and also of old and late writers: wherein is shewed how religious families priuatly, and the congregations publikely, haue humbled themselues before almightie God, making vse of iudgements past, auoyding euils present, and preuenting future calamities, &c. Together with sundrie abuses of fasting in three generations of hypocrites: the first in the dayes of the prophets: the second in the dayes of Christ: the third in the dayes of Antichrist. Hereunto also are added some meditations on the 1. and 2. chapters of Iob, to comfort and instruct all such as be afflicted with any crosse, either inwardly in minde, or outwardly in bodie. By H. Holland, minister and preacher of Gods word.
Holland, Henry, 1555 or 6-1603.

At London: Printed by the widow Orwin for William Young, and are to be sold at his shop in Canon lane neere the great north-doore of Paules Church, at the signe of the white Horse, 1596.
Alternate titles: Christian exercise of fasting, private and publike Exposition of the first and second chapter of Job. Christian exercise of fasting, private and publike.
Notes:
Cf. Folger catalogue, which gives signatures: [par.]4 A-2G4.
"An exposition of the first and second chapter of Iob" has separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.
The last leaf is blank.
Reproduction of the original in the Harvard University. Library.
Subject terms:
Bible. -- O.T. -- Job I-II -- Commentaries.
Fasting -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A03464.0001.001

Contents
title page
list
To the right worshipfull and his very Christian good friend, master Robert Chester, Esquier, &c. mercie and peace in Iesus Christ.
To the Christian Reader, mercie and peace in Iesus Christ.
The Christian exercise of fa∣sting, according to the Scriptures.
The sense.
The first Question. VVhat a religious fast is, and how described according to the Scriptures.
The confirmation of this description followeth.
The second Question. VVhat a priuat fast is, how it may be best de∣scribed according to the Scriptures.
The proofe.
The third Question. VVhat moued the faithfull, (whose practise is commended by Gods spirit for instruction and imita∣tion) in elder ages, to exercise priuat fastings, and whether we may not, and must not doe the like, in the like occasions.
1. Of preparation before the word and Sacrament.
Preparation of the minde.
2. Attention and reuerence in hearing the word, and participation of the Sacrament.
3. Meditation after the word and Sacrament.
Meditation after the Sacrament.
The fourth Question. ❧ What a publike and generall fast is, and for what causes the same is to be published, and by whom in the Church.
The Argument, occasion and time of Joels prophecie.
part
part
part
part
2. The place is Sion.
3. Sanctifie a fast.
4. Call a solemne assembly.
part
part
1. Of the place where the priests must pray, be∣tweene the porch and the altar.
3. The prayers of the faithfull assembled, must be well watered with teares.
4. The forme of their confession: Spare thy people, and giue not thine heritage to reproch, &c.
part
The fift question of the abuse of fasting.
The abuse of fasting in the dayes of the Prophets.
The abuse of fasting in the daies of Christ: or the second generation of hypocrites.
3. The abuse of fasting, in the daies of Antichrist, or the third generation of hypocrites.
The Romish fast, described and taught by schoole-men, commanded by popish lawes, and practised in the Popes dominions: is this which followeth
title page
To the right vertuous and god∣ly Gentlewoman, Mistris A. St.
The first Chapter of Job.
An exposition of the first chapter of Iob.
verse 1
His name was Iob.
1. Iob was sound, or vnspotted, in∣tire, or perfect.
2. Iob was an vpright man, or a iust man.
3. Iob feared God.
4. Iob eschewed euill.
verse 2
verse 3
verse 4
verse 5
verse 6
verse 7
verse 8
verse 9
Vse. Search thine heart continually, and sound thy loue, faith and feare.
verse 10
In this 10. verse we may obserue:
q. Of Gods prouidence.
Vse of the doctrine of Gods prouidence.
verse 11
verse 12
verse 13
verse 14-15
verse 16
verse 17
verse 18-19
Here may some questions be demanded.
Here begins the fourth and last part of this chapter.
verse 21
verse 22
chapter 2
verse 1-3
verse 4
Verse 5.
verse 6
verse 7
verse 8
verse 9
verse 10
Of the gouernment of the tongue.
verse 11-13
Vse.
verse 12
verse 13