|Author:||Heywood, Oliver, 1629-1702.|
|Title:||A family altar erected to the honour of the eternal God, or, A solemn essay to promote the worship of God in private houses being some meditations on Genesis 35. 2, 3 / by O.H. ...|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A family altar erected to the honour of the eternal God, or, A solemn essay to promote the worship of God in private houses being some meditations on Genesis 35. 2, 3 / by O.H. ...
Heywood, Oliver, 1629-1702.
London: Printed for T. Parkhurst ..., 1693.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Attributed to Oliver Heywood. cf. NUC pre-1956.
Table of contents: p. 
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Bible. -- O.T. -- Genesis XXXV, 2-3.
Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.
Presbyterianism -- Early works to 1800.
To the Christian Reader, espe∣cially to Housholders pro∣fessing Religion.
TO THE READER
Books lately Printed for Tho. Park∣hurst, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside.
A Family-Altar Erected to the Honour of the Eternal God.
Chap. I. The Text opened. Doctrines raised.
Doct. 1. That most of God's manifestations to his People are personal, or when they are alone.
Doct. 2. God alone is the fittest to dispose of Mens Habitations.
Doct. 3. God will be worshipped where ever his People inhabit.
Doct. 4. Former Appearances of God to his Children are Memento's of present Duty.
Doct. 5. God hath a day and a way to rub up his Peoples memories to perform forgotten duties.
Doct. 6. It's fit all Monuments and occasions of Idolatry be put out of peoples sight.
Doct. 7. A resolute Reformation produceth safe∣ty and satisfaction.
Doct. That Governours of Families must as Priests erect Family-Altars for God's Worship.
Chap. II. Shewing what is meant by Family-Altars, and what's required of Housholders.
Chap. III. Arguments to prove that Governours of Families must set up Altars for the Wor∣ship of God.
Chap. IV. Objections proposed and answered that militate against Family-Altars.
Chap. V. An use of Conviction, Lamentation over Prayerless-Families.
Chap. VI. Motives to persuade Governours of Families to set up Altars to God, for his Solemn Worship.
Chap. VII. Directions how to set up an Altar in Families, and how to manage Family-Worship.
Chap. VIII. Directions how to manage the worship of God in Families, as to the matter of Prayer.
Chap. IX. Helps how to manage Family-Wor∣ship, as to the manner of Performance.
Chap. 10. A Resolution of several Cases of Con∣science, concerning the Worship of God in Fa∣milies.