|Author:||Stephens, Nathaniel, 1606?-1678.|
|Title:||Vindiciæ fundamenti: or A threefold defence of the doctrine of original sin:: together with some other fundamentals of salvation the first against the exceptions of Mr. Robert Everard in his book entituled, The creation and the fall of man. The second against the examiners of the late assemblies confession of faith. The third against the allegations of Dr. Jeremy Taylor, in his Unum necessarium, and two letter treatises of his. By Nathaniel Stephens minister of Fenny-Drayton in Leicestershire.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Vindiciæ fundamenti: or A threefold defence of the doctrine of original sin:: together with some other fundamentals of salvation the first against the exceptions of Mr. Robert Everard in his book entituled, The creation and the fall of man. The second against the examiners of the late assemblies confession of faith. The third against the allegations of Dr. Jeremy Taylor, in his Unum necessarium, and two letter treatises of his. By Nathaniel Stephens minister of Fenny-Drayton in Leicestershire.
Stephens, Nathaniel, 1606?-1678.
London: printed by T.R. and E.M. for Edmund Paxton in Pauls Chain, right over against the Castle-Tavern, near Doctors Commons, 1658.
Taylor, Jeremy, -- 1613-1667. -- Unum necessarium.
Everard, Robert, -- fl. 1664. -- Creation and the fall of man.
THE PREFACE TO THE Reader, Shewing the Reasons of publishing the present Treatise in these times.
The Arguments of each Book.
The first Book containing the Answer to Master EVERARD concerning the Creation and fall of Man,
CHAP. I. What were the causes that gave Adam his being?
CHAP. II. Wherein Adams abilities did consist.
CHAP. III. Whether righteousnesse and holinesse be Gods Image.
CHAP. IV. Wherein that Image did consist that God did create Adam in.
CHAP. V. Concerning the power that God gave Adam, and what is the definition thereof.
CHAP. VI. Adams entertainment in the Garden.
CHAP. VII. Free will in its nature unfolded.
CHAP. VIII. How far God assisted Adam, or assisteth other men, that they might be such free-willers as hath been described.
CHAP. IX. Shewing that though God afforded means whereby men have abi∣lity and power to do the things he requires, yet he gives them not the actions of obedience.
CHAP. X. Containing divers questions with their solutions.
CHAP. XI. Whether Adams sinne, or any other mans sinne doth produce death or condemnation in a natural way.
CHAP. XII. What Adam retained of his forfeiture till his death.
CHAP. XIII. Whether Adam did dye in the same day that he did eat the for∣bidden fruit.
CHAP. XIV. Whether Adam did dye a spiritual death yea or no?
CHAP. XV. Whether Adams posterity were guilty of his transgression,
The second Book containeth the An∣swer, to the Examiners of the late Assemblies Confession.
The third Book containeth the An∣swer to several Arguments of Dr. Jeremy Taylor in his Ʋnum Ne∣cessarium and two smaller Treatises of his.
SECT. 1. Of Concupiscence and original sinne and whither or no, and how far we are bound to repent of it.
SECT. 2. Consideration of the objections against the former Doctrine.
Among whom we in all times past had our conversation in the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, as well as others.
SECT. 3. How God punisheth the Fathers sin upon the children.
SECT. 4. Of the causes of the universal wickednesse of mankind.
SECT. 5. Of the liberty of election remaining after Adams fall.
A Catalogue of some books printed for, and sould by Edmund Paxton, over against the Castle Taverne, near to the Do∣ctors Commons.