Daemonologia Sacra: or, A Treatise of Satan's Temptations, in Three Parts

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE. Few who know the fine old quarto 'Dannonologia Sacra' of Dr Gilpin will dispute its right to a place of honour in the Series of later Puritan Divines. To those who have not hitherto heard,--or only heard of it,--we commend it with all confidence and urgency as in various respects a remarkahle book by a remarkable man. It will be found--as an early writer says of another--' matter-fell,' and nevertheless suggestive rather than exhaustive--that is, you have many rich lodes of the ore of thought opened, but many others indicated, not worked; clear and keen of insight into the deepest places of the deepest things discussed; wide in its out-look, yet concentrated in its in-look; sagacious and wise in its general conclusions, and passionate as compassionate in its warnings, remonstrances, and counsels; full of faith in all 'written' in The Word, and pathetically credulous in accepting testimony when a given fact (alleged) is fitted to barb an appeal; curious and quaint in its lore; intense and anxious in its trackings of sin without and within; pre-Raphaelite in the vivid fidelity of its portrayals of satanic guiles, and guises that are always disguises; and above all, tenderly experimental in its consolation to the tried and troubled. The third part is an exposition of the Temptation of our Lord, which may bear comparison for thoroughness and power with any extant. For our Memoir of Dr Gilpin we have had literally to do everything, inasmuch as next to nothing has thus far been published concerning him--not even his birthplace, or birth or death dates known. If still we*feel the result of our 'labour of love' in prosecuting the necessary researches, to be very inadequate, it is gratifying that we have secured so much as we have done. As in the ...

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Cyril J. Barber has authored more than 30 books including 8 on Old Testament books of the Bible. He taught for over 25 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Talbot Theological Seminary and Trinity International University.

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