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THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS OPENED & APPLIED: Being the Substance of Divers Sermons on Matth. 25. 1,-- 13. Wherein, the Difference between the Sincere Christian and the most Refined Hypocrite, the Nature and Characters of Saving and of Common Grace, the Dangers and Diseases incident to most flourishing Churches or Christians, and other Spiritual TRUTHS of greatest importance, are clearly discovered, and practically Improved.

Shepard, Thomas.

Published by London: Printed by F. Hayes for John Rothwell, at the Sign of the Fountain in Gold-smiths-Row in Cheap-side, 1660., 1660
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Shepard, Thomas. THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS OPENED & APPLIED: Being the Substance of Divers Sermons on Matth. 25. 1,-- 13. Wherein, the Difference between the Sincere Christian and the most Refined Hypocrite, the Nature and Characters of Saving and of Common Grace, the Dangers and Diseases incident to most flourishing Churches or Christians, and other Spiritual TRUTHS of greatest importance, are clearly discovered, and practically Improved. By Thomas Shepard late Worthy and Faithfull Pastor of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New-England. Now Published from the Authours own Notes, at the desires of many, for the common benefit of the Lords people, By Jonathan Mitchell Minister at Cambridge, Tho. Shepard, Son to the Reverend Author, now Minister at Charles-Town in New-England. London: Printed by F. Hayes for John Rothwell, at the Sign of the Fountain in Gold-smiths-Row in Cheap-side, 1660. Folio. The variant of the rare first edition with Rothwell listed as sole publisher. In a rubbed mid-18th-century calf binding with leather spine gilt lettering piece missing a portion of the title. Sadly, the hinges have been reinforced by three strips of heavy brown tape. The text, however, is clear and free of markings with just occasional spotting. A1a – Title; A1b blank; A2a-A4a – To The Reader And Especially to the Inhabitants of Cambridge in New-England by Jonathan Mitchel; A4b – To the Reader by William Greenhill, Edmund Calamy, John Jackson, Simeon Ash, and William Taylor, dated Decemb. 24, 1659; B4- Bbbb4, Cccc1-Cccc2a – Text in 203 pages; Cccc2b-Cccc4b – An Alphabetical Table. Rev. Thomas Shepard ( 1605-1649) was educated for the clergy at Cambridge in England but in 1633 was banned by Archbishop Laud for non-conformity and emigrated to America in 1635, where he succeeded Thomas Hooker as preacher in Newtown (later Cambridge). He became an active founder of Harvard College and his advocacy was responsible for its being situated in Cambridge. He was known as a "soul-melting preacher" whose writings exercised a strong influence even after his death. His diction is said to have had “the rugged force of Puritan vigor” and there appear to be a traces, as well, of a Talmudic exactness and logic. “Unsound desires make after a certain measure only, whereas the desires of saints seek after this grace without measure; and thus the foolish virgins fell short of the wise; all that they could get was little enough for themselves; but the foolish look after some of their oil, as many a man looks upon the gifts and parts of another; O, saith he, if I was such a one!” The Parable of the Ten Virgins was reprinted twice in Boston later in the 17th-century. Bookseller Inventory # COB130002

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Title: THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS OPENED & ...

Publisher: London: Printed by F. Hayes for John Rothwell, at the Sign of the Fountain in Gold-smiths-Row in Cheap-side, 1660.

Publication Date: 1660

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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