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Author: Philologus.
Title: A seasonable discourse of the right use and abuse of reason in matters of religion. By Philologus.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A seasonable discourse of the right use and abuse of reason in matters of religion. By Philologus.

London,: Printed for Thomas Passinger at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge, 1676.
Subject terms:
Faith and reason -- Early works to 1800.

title page
To the Right Honorable AND Virtuous LADY, the Lady MARCHIONESS OF WORCESTER.
CHAP. I. Of distinguishing between Faith and Reason.
CHAP. II. Shewing that Reason (though much weakned) is of good use both in civil and divine things.
CHAP. III. How far the light of Reason extendeth, and what kind of light it is.
CHAP. IV. Shewing that the best Heathen Philosophers were sensible of great defects in Nature and Reason.
CHAP. V. Of them that give too little to the light of Reason.
CHAP. VI. Of those that ascribe too much to Reason.
CHAP. VII. Of the use of humane Reason in Civil Government and affairs.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Exercise of Reason and humane Prudence in Church matters.
CHAP. IX. The light of Reason proves that there is a God.
CHAP. X. The Immortality of the Soul of Man proved by Reason.
CHAP. XI. The verity and excellency of the Christian Religion evinc'd by Reason.
CHAP. XII. The divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures proved by Reason.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Use of Reason in the interpretation of Scripture, and judging of Controversies.
CHAP. XIV. Of the Internal Testimony of the Spirit of God, witnessing the divine Authority of the Scripture.
CHAP. XV. Briefly shewing when Reason is rightly used, and when abused to the prejudice of the Spirits Testimony in the Scripture.
CHAP. XVI. Of the difference between the meer rational and spiritual men, and their knowledge and acts about spiritual things.
CHAP. XVII. Shewing that none can be saved by the meer improvement of natural Light and Rea∣son.
CHAP. XVIII. Shewing, that those delights that are rational and intellectual do far excel all sensitive pleasures.
CHAP. XIX. Shewing that the light of Reason, and much more the light of Faith, fortifies men against the excessive fear of death.
[Two Arguments from Scripture against the fear of death.]
The famous sayings of some dying Christians.
CHAP. XX. Shewing that humane Reason, and the due exercise of it, is a great mercy.
CHAP. XXI. Shewing distinctly in some particulars the use of humane Reason and Knowledge in refe∣rence to the Christian Religion.
CHAP. XXII. Wherein humane Reason comes far short, and is abused in reference to Divine things.
Books sold by Thomas Passenger at the three Bibles on London-Bridge.
A TABLE of the chief Heads of this TREATISE.