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with arguments; and it will furnish the minister of the sanctuary with appropriate materials, when he appears before the public on these interesting topics. These are the considerations. which induced me to publish the following work by subscription; "a work," to express myself in the language of a learned Episcopal divine, "without comparison the best written in the English language on this momentous subject."
The numerous works of Dr. Owen cover the whole field of Theology. Though all his works are invaluable; yet as some subjects are more important than others, and as no subject is of more vital interest than the Person of Christ, and as this treatise on it is so masterly, and rich, it may be considered as one of the most valuable of the treasures scattered throughout his writings. It is indeed an antepast of heaven. It is related that the treatise on "the Glory of Christ," was written near the close of his life, and was passing through the press when he lay on his dying bed. Word was brought to him that the last sheet was then finished, when he lifted up his eyes, and said, "I am now going to behold the Glory of Christ in a manner such as I have never yet seen him." Dr. Owen, great as he was in learning, did not indulge himself in vain speculations, but exerted his power in laying open divine, by divine truth. Hence he is placed in high distinction and elevation by all orthodox ministers, and he is sometimes termed "the prince of Divines."
For the loss of my time connected with the labour of procuring subscriptions, and delivering the book, together with the expense of publication, I never expect to be paid in this world. May the blessing of the Son of God, the uncreated angel of the eternal covenant, whom my soul loves, and whose praise I have proclaimed, and desire to proclaim in the great congregation, rest in life and in death upon me, and upon all my subscribers to whom the community is indebted for the republication of this work. May HE, whose person and glory are here exhibited, irradiate the minds, and sanctify the hearts of all those into whose hands this work may fall. May the saving knowledge of Jesus cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Rhinebeck, September, 1839,
CHAP. I. Peter's confession, Mat. xvi. 16. Conceits of the Papists thereon. The substance and excellency of that confession,
CHAP. II Opposition made unto the church as built on the person of Christ, 57 CHAP. III. The person of Christ the most ineffable effect of divine wisdom and goodness. Thence the next cause of all true religion. In what sense it is 69 CHAP. IV. The person of Christ the foundation of all the counsels of God, 80 CHAP. V. The person of Christ the great representative of God and his will, 94 CHAP. VI. The person of Christ the great repository of sacred truth. Its relation thereunto, 112
CHAP. VII. Power and efficacy communicated unto the office of Christ for the salvation of the church from his person,
CHAP. VIII. The faith of the church under the Old Testament in and concerning the person of Christ,
CHAP. IX. Honour due to the person of Christ; the nature and causes of it, 142 CHAP. X. The principal of the assignation of divine honour unto the person of Christ, in both the branches of it; which is faith in him,
CHAP. XI. Obedience unto Christ, the nature and causes of it, CHAP. XII. The especial principle of obedience unto the person of Christ, which is love. Its truth and reality vindicated, 186
CHAP. XIII. The nature, operations, and causes of divine love, as it respects the person of Christ,
CHAP. XIV. Motives unto the love of Christ,
CHAP. XV. Conformity unto Christ, and following his example,
CHAP. XVI. An humble inquiry into, and prospect of the infinite wisdom of God, in the constitution of the person of Christ, and the way of salvation there
CHAP. XVII. Other evidences of divine wisdom, in the contrivance of the work of redemption in and by the person of Christ, in effects evidencing a condecency thereunto,
CHAP. XVIII. The nature of the person of Christ, and the hypostatical union of his natures declared,
293 CHAP. XIX. The exaltation of Christ; with his present state and condition in glory, during the continuation of his mediatory office, CHAP. XX. The exercise of the mediatory office of Christ in heaven,
THE GLORY OF CHRIST.
CHAP. I. The explanation of the text,
384 CHAP. III. The glory of Christ in the mysterious constitution of his person, 408 CHAP. IV. The glory of Christ in his susception of the office of a Mediator. First, In his condescension,
CHAP. II. The glory of the person of Christ, as the only representative of God unto the church,
CHAP. VI. The glory of Christ in the discharge of his mediatory office, CHAP. VII. The glory of Christ in his exaltation, after the accomplishment of the work of mediation in this world, 454
CHAP. VIII. Representations of the glory of Christ under the Old Testament, 461 CHAP. IX. The glory of Christ in his intimate conjunction with the church, 467 CHAP. X. The glory of Christ in the communication of himself unto believ
CHAP. XI. The glory of Christ in the recapitulation of all things in him, CHAP. XII. Differences between our beholding the glory of Christ by faith in this world, and by sight in heaven. The first of them explained, CHAP. XIII. The second difference between our beholding the glory of Christ by faith in this world, and by sight in heaven, 519 CHAP. XIV. Other differences between our beholding the glory of Christ by faith in this world, and by sight in heaven,
CHAP. XV. Application of the foregoing meditations concerning the glory of Christ. First, In an exhortation unto such as are not yet partakers of him, 554 CHAP. XVI. The way and means of the recovery of spiritual decays, and of obtaining fresh springs of grace,
THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
He derived his pedigree from Lewis Owen of Kywn, near Dolle-
which discourse was blest for the removing of his doubts, and laid
In September 1650, Cromwell required him to go with him into