Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II
Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II
Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II
Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II
Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II

Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II

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Davis, Cornelius. The Theological Magazine, or Synopsis of Modern Religious Sentiment. On a New Plan. Vol. II. New-York: T. & J. Swords, for Cornelius Davis, 1797. First Edition.

Original full leather binding with spine ruled in gilt, red leather spine title label, the no. "2" in the fourth panel. Front outer hinge cracked and sometime filled with paste, inner end paper hinge fine. Former owner's round emboss stamp on both front free end papers. 480 unmarked pp., generally free of foxing; the last three leave with dark dampstain at top third.

The issues are bound with a general title page, preface, and index. They consist of two or three months each issue, beginning September & October, 1796, and ending August & September 1797. 5 issues of 80 pp. each, numbers run consecutively through the volume. Compete from September 1796 to September 1797. Good. Full calf.  [4180] 

This was a short-run periodical, from 1796 to 1799.

“Cornelius Davis (1760-1831) was a bookseller and publisher. He also edited theological pamphlets and periodicals, including the New York Theological Magazine. - New York Society Library website.

This has very early missionary & revival news, as well as discussions of theological questions and book reviews. Here are some of the lines in the Index, arranged by category:

Missionary News:- African Mission; Bengal, deplorable state of the natives of; Bengal, peculiar advantages of for missions; Cary and Thomas, Missionaries; Clark, Chaplain of Sierra Leone, ordination of; Conversation, Thomas’s with the Brahmans; Directors of the London Missionary Society, proceedings of the; Duff, safe arrival at Lisbon; Duff, arrival at Rio Janeiro; Elliot, Rev. John, Memoir of; Foulah Country, Journey to [Muslim West Africa]; Horne’s letters on missions reviewed; Jews returning to their own land; Jews, conversion of; Letters from Mr. Carey, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Clark, the ship Duff; Missionary Society formed at Albany; Missionary Society, London; Missionaries, East India; Missionary Society of New York; Missionary Society of Edinburgh, and Baptist; Missionaries to Otaheitie, embarkation of the [Tahiti]; Moravian Missionaries; Missionary Society of Glasgow; Missions; Review of Cooper’s Sermon to the Jews; Sierra Leone Colony; Wahabee, a Prince of Persia.

Articles on Revival & Evangelism: - Conversion of an African Woman [a freed American slave, name & place not given]; Chenango [NY] - One paragraph written from Middletown, CT, date May 27, 1797. “I left the Chenango the beginning of this month, and expect to return there towards the close of the next. The revival of religion, of which I gave you some account last November, continued to wear a pleasing appearance when I left Chenango. We had an agreeable winter. We witnessed repeated instances of hopeful conversion. The work has really had the appearance of a genuine work of the spirit of God. I have not doubt some will eternally point back to this as the season of their new birth. We hope to see still greater things in that remote corner of the earth.” [Chenango is in south central New York state, and must have been a very young frontier outpost at that time, although there was an established Indian village there during the Revolution. This letter, although unidentified here, is quoted by James Hervey Hotchkin in his A History of the Purchase and Settlement of Western New York...&c. (1848) and is attributed to the early Presbyterian missionary Seth Williston] ; Religious attention at Florida [NY] - a one paragraph account. “Florida (State of New-York,) Sept. 15, 1797. There has been, for several months past, a considerable awakening and attention to religion in one quarter of this congregation. As many as ten or twelve have given hopeful evidence of a work of grace on their hearts, and have made a public profession of religion...”; Indians of New Stockbridge; Revival of Religion at Orkney; Revival of religion in Wales; Revival of religion in New-Jersey; Revival of missionary spirit in Berkshire

Theological & Miscellaneous: - Watson’s Apology; Free Agency; Backus’ Sermon; Review of Calvinism Improved; Christ Jesus not the minister of sin; Decree reconciled with free agency; Deistic objections considered; The Doctrine of Necessity; Review of Edwards on Necessity; Consistency of Free Agency and Divine Decrees; New Heavens and Earth; A Hint to Hopkinsian Divines; Remarks on Hopkins’ Inquiry into the Nature of Holiness; Hopkin’s Inquiry into the Nature of Holiness, Vindicated; Extract of a sermon to Masons; Essay on Marriage; Sketch of the Life of Sarah Osborne; Female Ornament recommended; Memoirs of Rev. Elisha Parmele; The Endless Duration of Future Punishments; [many book reviews]; Universalist’s argument exposed; Sketch of the Life of Nehemiah Williams; &c., &c.