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S A Y
BY I WILLIA M CR AIG, D. D.
' ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF GLASGow. .
Πότε εν παρέσα ο χρόνος έτος, ώ Σώκρατες και και τις
ο παιδεύσων ; ήδισα γαρ άν μοι δοκω ιδεαν τυτον τον άνθρωπον τις εσιν.
Plat. Alcib. 2.
Εγώ ειμι το φως το κόσμο και ακολυθων εμοί, και μη
περιπατήσει εν τη σκοτία, αλλ' έξει το φως της ζωης.
. Johan. Cap. 3.
. G 1 Α 8 G o W,
THE principal design of the following es.
1 say, is to delineate the character of Jesus Christ, from the facts recorded in the hi. story of his life. In the execution of this defign, it was thought proper to prefix a short account of the extraordinary interpofitions of Providence, recorded in the gospel ; in order to excite the greater attention to the principal subject and design of the effay. This is done in the first section. In the two following secti. ons, a particular explication of the character of Jesus is attempted to be given, from the history of his life. Many useful observations have been made, by different writers, on this subject; and the several virtues and perfections, which appeared in the life of Jesus, have been marked. But what these writers have obferved, gives us rather a detail of scattered, though beautiful particulars, than a single and connected view of the whole character at once. It would appear however from the records of the gospel, that the character of Jefus Christ was formed, in every part of it, upon the influence of one great and leading principle: and that the whole tenor of his life, proceeding from this influence, was one united and consistent thing.--To give this