Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 2 (1823), 741–47.

[Review of An Inquiry into the Doctrines of Necessity and Predestination, by Edward Copleston, and Other Works]  [1/2]



Review, Serial

Publications reviewed:

Copleston 1821Grinfield 1822aCopleston 1822Dalby 1822Grinfield 1822b


Natural Theology, Biblical Authority

Publications cited:

Whately, ed. 1821

    Considers at length Edward Copleston's controversial argument, derived from William King, 'that we have no direct or proper notion of the divine attributes, and cannot, therefore, argue from them on the points at issue in the Calvinistic controversy' (742). Observes that the argument assumes 'that the descriptions which we frame to ourselves of God, are taken from the observations we have made on his works'. Considers that this might be partly true in the case of heathens, but is not true of those who have revelation. Asserts: 'Our knowledge of God comes from the Scriptures'. (745)

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