A systeme or body of divinity consisting of ten books : wherein the fundamentals and main grounds of religion are opened, the contrary errours refuted, most of the controversies between us, the papists, Arminians, and Socinians discussed and handled, several Scriptures explained and vindicated from corrupt glosses : a work seasonable for these times, wherein so many articles of our faith are questioned, and so many gross errours daily published
Leigh, Edward, 1602-1671.
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THE CONTENTS.

    BOOK I. Of the SCRIPTURES.
  • Chap. 1. OF Divinity in general. Pag. 1
  • Chap. 2. Of the Divine Authority of the Scriptures. Pag. 5
  • Chap. 3. Of the Books of Scripture. Pag. 28
  • Chap. 4. Of the New Testament. Pag. 40
  • Chap. 5. Of the Books called Apocrypha. Pag. 54
  • Chap. 6. Of the Authentical Edition of the Scriptures. Pag. 58
  • Chap. 7. Of the Seventy and Vulgar Tran∣slation. Pag. 75
  • Chap. 8. Of the Properties of the Scripture, Pag. 81
  • Chap. 9. Of the Interpretation of Scripture. Pag. 105
    BOOK II. Of GOD.
  • Chap. 1. That there is a God. Pag. 121
  • Chap. 2. What God is. Pag. 132
  • Chap. 3. That God is a Spirit, Simple, Living, Immortal. Pag. 136
  • Chap. 4. That God is Infinite, Omnipresent, Eternal. Pag. 142
  • Chap. 5. That God is Immutable. Pag. 150
  • Chap. 6. That God is Great in his Nature, Works, Authority, a necessary Essence, Independent, wholly One. Pag. 152
  • Chap. 7. Of Gods Understanding, that he is Omniscient, and of his Will. Pag. 160
  • Chap. 8. Of Gods Affections, his Love, Hatred. Pag. 167
  • Chap. 9. Of the Affections of Anger and Cle∣mency given to God metaphorically. Pag. 170
  • Chap. 10. Of Gods Virtues, particularly of his Goodness. Pag. 172
  • Chap. 11. Of Gods Grace and Mercy, Pag. 175
  • Chap. 12. Of Gods Iustice, Truth, Faithfulnes. Pag. 181
  • Chap. 13. Of Gods Patience, Long-suffering, Holiness, Kindeness. Pag. 186
  • Chap. 14. Of Gods Power. Pag. 191
  • Chap. 15. Of Gods Glory and Blessedness. Pag. 194
  • Chap. 16. Of the Trinity, or Distinction of Persons in the Divine Essence. Pag. 204
    BOOK III. Of GODS Works.
  • Chap. 1. Of Gods Decree, and especially of Predestination, and the parts thereof, Election and Reprobation. Pag. 216
  • Chap. 2. The Execution of Gods Decree. Pag. 225
  • Chap. 3. Of the Creation of the Heavens, the Angels, the Elements, Light, Day and Night. Pag. 233
  • Chap. 4. Of some of the Meteors, but especially of the Clouds, the Rain and the Sea, the Rivers, Grass, Herbs and Trees. Pag. 243
  • Chap. 5. Of the Sun, Moon and Stars. Pag. 258
  • Chap. 6. Of the Fishes, Fowls, Beasts. Pag. 261
  • Chap. 7. Of the Angels good and bad. Pag. 268
  • Chap. 8. Of Man. Pag. 288
  • Chap. 9. Of Gods Providence. Pag. 295
    BOOK IV. Of the Fall of Man. Of Sin Original and Actual.
  • Chap. 1. Of the Fall of Man. Pag. 303
  • Chap. 2. What original Corruption is. Pag. 308
  • Chap. 3. Of the propagation of original sinne, and conclusions from it. Pag. 313
  • Chap. 4. Of actual sin. Pag. 315
  • Chap. 5. Of the evil of sin. Pag. 318
  • Chap. 6. Of the degrees of sin. Pag. 321
  • Chap. 7. That all sins are mortal. Pag. 324
  • Chap. 8. Of the cause of sin. Pag. 326
  • Chap. 9. Of the communicating with other mens sins. Pag. 328
  • Chap. 10. Of the punishment of sin. Pag. 329
  • Chap. 11. Signs of a Christian in regard of sin, and that great corruptions may be found in true Christians. Pag. 332
  • Chap. 12. Two Questions resolved about sin. Pag. 335
  • Chap. 13. Of the Saints care to preserve them∣selves from sin, and especially their own iniquities. Pag. 336
  • Chap. 14. Of the cause of forbearing sinne, of abhorring it, and of small sins. Pag. 338
  • Chap. 15. Of some particular sins, and especi∣ally of Ambition, Apostacy, Backsliding, Blasphemy, Boasting, Bribery. Pag. 339
  • Chap. 16. Of carnal confidence, Covetousness, Cruelty, Cursing. Pag. 348
  • Chap. 17. Of Deceit, Distrust, Divination, Division, Drunkennesse. Pag. 352
  • Chap. 18. Of Envy, Error, Flattery, Gluttony. Pag. 357
  • Chap. 19. Of Heresie, Hypocrisie, Idleness, Im∣penitence, Injustice, Intemperance. Pag. 361
  • Chap. 20. Of Lying, Malice, Murmuring, Oppression. Pag. 366
  • Page  [unnumbered]Chap. 21. Of Perjury, Polygamy, Pride. Pag. 368
  • Chap. 22. Of Railing, Rebellion, Revenge, Scandall, Schism. Pag. 372
  • Chap. 23. Of Sedition, Self-love, Self-seeking, Slander. Pag. 377
  • Chap. 24. Of Tale-bearing, Vain-glory, Vio∣lence, Unbelief, Unkindness, Unsetled∣ness, Unthankefulness, Usury. Pag. 381
  • Chap. 25. Of Witchcraft. Pag. 387
    BOOK V. Of Mans Recovery by CHRIST.
  • Chap. 1. Of Mans Recovery. Pag. 389
  • Chap. 2. Of Christ. I. His Person. Pag. 394
  • Chap. 3. Of Christs being Man. Pag. 396
  • Chap. 4. Of Christs Offices. Pag. 404
  • Chap. 5. Of Christs double state of Humiliati∣on and Exaltation. Pag. 424
  • Chap. 6. Of Christs Exaltation. Pag. 438
    BOOK VI. Of the Church, the Spouse of Christ, and Antichrist the great enemy of Christ.
  • Chap. 1. Of the Church of Christ. Pag. 447
  • Chap. 2. Of Pastors. Pag. 454
  • Chap. 3. Of Ecclesiastical Iurisdiction and Government. Pag. 466
    BOOK VII. Of our Union and Communion with Christ.
  • Chap. 1. Of our Union with Christ. Pag. 485
  • Chap. 2. Of Effectual Vocation. Pag. 489
  • Chap. 3. Of Conversion and Free-will. Pag. 491
  • Chap. 4. Of Saving Faith. Pag. 499
  • Chap. 5. Of the Communion and Fellowship Be∣ievers have with Christ, and their Bene∣fits by him, & specially of Adoption. Pag. 510
  • Chap. 6. Of Iustification. Pag. 512
  • Chap. 7. Of the parts and terms of Iustificati∣on, Remission of sins, and Imputation of Christs Righteousness. Pag. 519
  • Chap. 8. Of the Imputation of Christs Righ∣teousness. Pag. 522
  • Chap. 9. Whether one may be certain of his Iustification. Pag. 524
  • Chap. 10. Whether Faith alone doth justify. Pag. 528
  • Chap. 11. Of Sanctification. Pag. 530
  • Chap. 12. The parts of Sanctification are two, Mortification and Vivification.
    • I. Mortification. Pag. 535
  • Chap. 13. II. Of Vivification. Pag. 537
  • Chap. 14. The Sanctification of the Whole Soul and Body. Pag. 540
  • Chap. 15. Of the Sanctification of the Will. Pag. 542
  • Chap. 16. Of the Sanctification of the Consci∣ence. Pag. 544
  • Chap. 17. Sanctification of the Memory. Pag. 546
  • Chap. 18. Sanctification of the Affections. Pag. ib.
  • Chap. 19. Of the particular Affections. Pag. 549
  • Chap. 20. I. Of the Simple Affections. Pag. 551
  • Chap. 21. II. Of Love and Hatred. Pag. 555
  • Chap. 22. II. Desire and Flight. Pag. 558
  • Chap. 23. Ioy and Sorrow. Pag. 561
  • Chap. 24. Of Sorrow. Pag. 565
  • Chap. 24. Of Hope and Fear. I. Of Hope. Pag. 568
  • Chap. 25. II. Of Fear, and some mixed affe∣ctions. Pag. 571
  • Chap. 27. Of the sensitive Appetite. Pag. 579
  • Chap. 28. Of the Sanctification of mans body, and all the external Actions. Pag. 580
  • Some special Graces deciphered. Pag. 584
    BOOK VIII. Of Ordinances, or Religious Duties.
  • Chap. 1. Something general of the Ordinances Pag. 605
  • Chap. 2. Of ordinary religious Duties; first, Of Hearing the Word. Pag. 607
  • Chap. 3. Of Singing Psalms. Pag. 609
  • Chap. 4. Of Prayer. Pag. 611
  • Chap. 5. The sorts and kindes of Prayer. Pag. 625
  • Chap. 6. Of the Lords Prayer. Pag. 637
  • Chap. 7. Of the Sacraments. Pag. 655
  • Chap. 8. Of Baptism. Pag. 662
  • Chap. 9. Of the Lords Supper. Pag. 678
  • Chap. 10. Of the Masse. Pag. 700
  • Chap. 11. Of extraordinary religious Duties, Fasting, Feasting and Vows. I. Of Fasting. Pag. 735
  • Chap. 12. II. Holy Feasting, or religious Thanksgiving. Pag. 739
  • Chap. 13. Of a Religious Vow. Pag. 740
    BOOK IX. Of the Moral Law.
  • Chap. 1. Some things general of the Com∣mandments. Pag. 749
    • And the ten Commandments in so many Chapters following.
    BOOK X. Of Glorification.
  • Chap. 1. Of the General Resurrection. Pag. 857
  • Chap. 2. Of the Last Iudgement. Pag. 859
  • Chap. 3. Of Hell or Damnation. Pag. 864
  • Chap. 4. Of Everlasting Life. Pag. 868