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Author: Welles, John, of Beccles.
Title: The soules progresse to the celestiall Canaan, or heavenly Jerusalem. By way of godly meditation, and holy contemplation: accompanied with divers learned exhortations, and pithy perswasions, tending to Christianity and humanity. Divided into two parts. The first part treateth of the divine essence, quality and nature of God, and his holy attributs: and of the creation, fall, state, death, and misery of an unregenerated man, both in this life and in the world to come: put for the whole scope of the Old Testament. The second part is put for the summe and compendium of the Gospell, and treateth of the Incarnation, Nativity, words, works, and sufferings of Christ, and of the happinesse and blessednesse of a godly man in his state of renovation, being reconciled to God in Christ. Collected out of the Scriptures, and out of the writings of the ancient fathers of the primitive Church, and other orthodoxall divines: by John Welles, of Beccles in the County of Suffolk.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The soules progresse to the celestiall Canaan, or heavenly Jerusalem. By way of godly meditation, and holy contemplation: accompanied with divers learned exhortations, and pithy perswasions, tending to Christianity and humanity. Divided into two parts. The first part treateth of the divine essence, quality and nature of God, and his holy attributs: and of the creation, fall, state, death, and misery of an unregenerated man, both in this life and in the world to come: put for the whole scope of the Old Testament. The second part is put for the summe and compendium of the Gospell, and treateth of the Incarnation, Nativity, words, works, and sufferings of Christ, and of the happinesse and blessednesse of a godly man in his state of renovation, being reconciled to God in Christ. Collected out of the Scriptures, and out of the writings of the ancient fathers of the primitive Church, and other orthodoxall divines: by John Welles, of Beccles in the County of Suffolk.
Welles, John, of Beccles.

London: Printed by E[dward] G[riffin] and are to be sold by Henry Shephard in Chancery-lane, at the signe of the Bible, between Serjeants-Inne and Fleetstreet, neere the Kings-head-Taverne, 1639.
Notes:
Printer's name from STC.
The page following 304 is numbered 317.
With a final imprimatur leaf.
Reproduction of the original in Harvard University. Library.
Pages 355-356 mutilated.
Subject terms:
Meditations -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A14923.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFVLL Sr. JOHN HOBART, Of Blickling in the County of Norfolke, Knight Baronet, one of his Ma∣jesties Deputies Lieutenant, Justice of Peace and Quorum, Captaine and Colonell of part of his Majesties Forces there: Prime Heire of the Right Honourable, and reverend Judge, Sr. Henry Hobart, Knight and Baronet, Lord chiefe Justice of his Mties Horable Court of Common Pleas. John Welles Wisheth much increase of Honour, and all true comfort in this life, a blessed end, and eternall happinesse in the life to come.
The Authors Preface to the READER.
The Authors admonition to the Reader.
epigraph
A perfect Table to finde rea∣dily all the branches contained and treated of in the first and second Part of this Booke.
epigraph
To the Reader.
THE SOVLES PROGRESSE TO THE Celestiall CANAAN.
Of the Essence of God, and how he is to be understood in his holy Attributes so farre as hee hath revealed himselfe in holy Scriptures; for otherwise no man is able to define what God is.
What God is in his Essence, and how to be understood in his holy Attributes?
Of the Majesty, Greatnesse and Qualitie of GOD.
Of divine Directions, declaring the variable state and misery of Man, from the time of his Creation, to the time of the Gospel or the new Covenant of Grace.
Of the generall Knowledge of God.
Of the Creation of the World.
Of the Angels, their Nature, their Office, their Fall.
Of man his first beginning.
Of the state of Mans Innocence before his fall.
Of originall Sinne, the Fall and Apostacy of man.
Of the Divels trecheries, and how to prevent him.
Of the Morall Law of God, the ten Commandements.
Of the purity of Conscience.
Of the accusation of Conscience.
To avoid Security.
Of the knowledge of mans corruption and state of his misery in this world, and the miserable state and condition in the life to come, without we be reno∣vated by Christ: which Lord God grant us all grace so to be.
Of the Meditation of the misery of the body and soule in this life.
Meditations of the misery of man after death, which it the fulnesse of cursednesse.
Of the grievousnesse of the torments of Hell.
THE SECOND PART OF THE SOVLES PROGRESSE, Leading the way to the Ce∣lestiall CANAAN, or Heavenly JERUSALEM. A divine Direction in the way of Life, Declaring the Order and Causes of mans happinesse, attained by the imputation of the Righteousnesse of Jesus Christ our Salvation.
Of the New Covenant of the Gospell, or the Cove∣nant of Grace.
Of the Incarnation of the Word, Christ.
Of Christs Nativity.
Christ Iesus is the summe or compendium of the Gospell.
Of the Crosse of Christ and of his holy suffering for our sinnes.
Of Repentance, or sorrow of the Soule for sin.
The fruit of true repentance.
Of the two Sacraments, Baptisme, and the Lords Supper; and first of the fruits of Baptisme.
Of the Lords Supper and Institution of Christ.
A preparation to the receiving of the holy Commu∣nion of the Body and Blood of Iesus Christ.
Of the Ordinance of Christ, concerning the translation of the Sabbath.
Of Christs Ascension.
Of the holy Ghost.
Of the Love of God.
The properties of Charity, and true Love to our Christian brethren.
Of Gods eternall Election and Predestination.
Of Mortification.
Of Regeneration.
Of Sanctification.
Of Justification.
Of Faith.
Of Hope.
Of Patience.
Of Prayer.
Of Afflictions.
Generall Rules directing a Christian in a godly life.
Of Gods Glory.
Of the uncertainty of mans life, and the ex∣pectation of death.
Of temporary Death, and of the severall estates of Salvation and Damnation.
A Sweet Contemplation of the Beatificall joyes of Heaven, and Heavenly things: And the Blessed state of a regenerate Christian.
The Conclusion.
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