Dickinson, Jonathan. Familiar Letters to a Gentleman on Important Subjects in Religion
Dickinson, Jonathan. Familiar Letters to a Gentleman on Important Subjects in Religion

Dickinson, Jonathan. Familiar Letters to a Gentleman on Important Subjects in Religion

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Dickinson, Jonathan. Familiar Letters to a Gentleman, upon a variety of Seasonable and Important Subjects in Religion. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1841. [9659]

Black calf spine with gilt titles, teal cloth boards, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, boards are soiled at top, 327 pp., tight. There is a small dampstain at the top some pages. Good. Hardcover.

"This is eminently a practical treatise, in which the pious writer, in a series of familiar letters, obviates the objections which arise in the carnal mind to the religion of the gospel, and leads the inquirer to an intelligent reception of the truth as it is in Jesus. It is particularly appropriate for the relief of those who are troubled with skeptical doubts." - Descriptive Catalogue of the Publications of the Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work (1888), p. 113.

Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747), born at Hatfield, Mass.; Presbyterian minister and the first President of Princeton College. Dr. Dickinson graduated at Yale College in 1706, was ordained in 1709, and ministered in several churches situated in New Jersey.

“In 1717 he joined the Philadelphia Presbytery, where he continued to exercise his ministry for nearly forty years. In the great Whitefieldian revival he stood up firmly in defence of the genuineness of the work, and on one occasion at least Whitefield is known to have preached in his parish to an immense congregation. Still he had no sympathy with the prevailing fanatical tendencies of the time, and manifested the utmost caution in discriminating between a true and false religious experience…he is supposed to have had a primary influence in originating the College of New Jersey.” – M’Clintock & Strong.