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Author: Stephens, Edward, d. 1706.
Title: Tracts theological. I. Asceticks, or, the heroick piety and vertue of the ancient Christian anchorets and coenobites. II. The life of St. Antony out of the Greek of Sr. Athanasius. III. The antiquity and tradition of mystical divinity among the Gentiles. IV. Of the guidance of the spirit of God, upon a discourse of Sir Matthew Hale's concerning it. V. An invitation to the Quakers, to rectifie some errors, which through the scandals given they have fallen into.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Tracts theological. I. Asceticks, or, the heroick piety and vertue of the ancient Christian anchorets and coenobites. II. The life of St. Antony out of the Greek of Sr. Athanasius. III. The antiquity and tradition of mystical divinity among the Gentiles. IV. Of the guidance of the spirit of God, upon a discourse of Sir Matthew Hale's concerning it. V. An invitation to the Quakers, to rectifie some errors, which through the scandals given they have fallen into.
Stephens, Edward, d. 1706., Stephens, Edward, d. 1706. Asceticks, or, the heroick piety and virtue of the ancient Christian anchorets and coenobites., Stephens, Edward, d. 1706. Life of St. Antony., Stephens, Edward, d. 1706. Antiquity, tradition, and succession of mystical divinity among the Gentiles., Stephens, Edward, d. 1706. Enthusiasmus divinus: the guidance of the spirit of God., Stephens, Edward, d. 1706. Apology for, and an invitation to, the people call'd Quakers, to rectifie some errors, which through the scandals given they have fallen into.

London,: Printed, and are to be sold by Dan. Brown, at the Black-Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar: and Rich. Smith, at the Angel without Lincolns-Inn-Gate, near the Fields, 1697.
Subject terms:
Anthony, -- of Egypt, Saint, ca. 250-355 or 6 -- Early works to 1800.
Asceticism -- Early works to 1800.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Quakers -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/B10083.0001.001

Contents
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ADVERTISEMENT.
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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.
THE Beginning and Progress OF Contemplative Living, AND Religious Societies.
OF THE ESSEANS, OUT OF JOSEPHUS.
OF THE ESSEANS, OUT OF PHILO.
OF THE THERAPEUTS. OUT OF PHILO.
The Judgment and Observations of Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, (in his Eccl. Hist. l. 2. c. 16.) and other Ancient Writers, concerning Philo's Book of the Therapeuts, and that they were Christians.
Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus, concerning the same, Har. 29. § 5.
St. Hierom concerning the same, in his Book de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis.
Johannes Cassianus concerning the same, lib. 2. de Institut. cap. 5.
Sozomen concerning the same, 1 Hist. Eccl. c. 12.
This of St. HIEROM being omitted in its proper place, (pag. 46.) it was thought fit to insert it here.
Of the Ancient MONKS of Egypt, And their Original; A Relation of Piammon, an An∣cient Egyptian Abbot, and a Presbyter or Priest of great Grace and Virtue, even to the doing of Miracles, Cassian. Coll. 18. cap. 4.
St. Hierom concerning the same, Epist. 22. ad Eustoch. c. 15.
St. Austin concerning the same.
St. Austin concerning the An∣chorets, and Coenobites, and Holy Nuns of his time.
The Direction of Piammon, to some Foreiners, who came to his Monastery.
An Excellent Exhortation of Pi∣nuphius to a Novice, upon his Admittance into his Monastery. lib. 4. de Vit. Pat. cap. 31. ex Cassian.
The Advice of Moses, an Ancient Egyptian Abbot, for the ob∣taining true Discretion.
The Instruction of the Ancient Egyptian Abbot, Nestero, concerning Spiritual Know∣ledge, Cass. Coll. 14.
Abbot Moses, concerning the End and Scope of a Mo∣nastick Life, Cassian. Coll. 1.
Abbot Daniel, concerning the triple State of Souls, Cass. Coll. 4. cap. 19.
Abbot Isaac, concerning PRAYER, Cass. Col. 9.
Abbot Theodore, concerning the right Knowledge of the Scriptures, Cassian. lib. 5.
Abbot Serapion of Discre∣tion, Cass. Coll. 2. cap. 11.
Abbot Cheremon, concerning the Wonderful things which the Lord doth, in a special man∣ner, operate in his Saints, Cass. Coll. 12. cap. 12.
St. Gregory Nazianzen, con∣cerning the Lives and Exer∣cises of MONKS in his time.
St. Gregory Nazianzen, con∣cerning Divine Contem∣plation. Orat. 42.
St. Austin concerning the same.
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THE PREFACE.
An ABSTRACT of the LIFE of St. ANTONY out of SOZOMON, l. 1. c. 13.
A Relation of Two Courtiers converted from the World to a Religious Life, by Reading the Life of St. Antony, taken out of St. Augustin's Confessions.
The LIFE of St. Antony, Originally Written in Greek BY St. ATHANASIUS, Bishop of Alexandria, TO The Pilgrim Brethren.
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ADVERTISEMENT.
THE PREFACE.
OF THE Antiquity, Tradition, and Succession, of Mystical Divinity Among the GENTILES, FROM THE Testimony & Confession OF AN Eminent Adversary.
NOTES and OBSER∣VATIONS to discern Illusions, from Divine In∣spirations.
Directions given by Spiritual Writers concerning Prayer and Devotion.
POSTSCRIPT.
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OF THE GUIDANCE OF THE Spirit of GOD.
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An Apology for, And an Invitation to, The PEOPLE call'd QUAKERS, To rectifie some ERRORS, which through the Scandals given, they have fallen into, &c.
QUESTIONS PROPOSED To the People call'd QUAKERS, First to their Ministers, at their second days Meeting; and now, to them All; for the better Examination, and rectifying some Errors and Mistakes amongst them.
THE REVIEW.