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“nity Lecture Sermons; and the Preacher shall
not be paid, nor be entitled to the revenue, be“ fore they are printed.
“ Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall “ be qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Ser“ mons, unless he hath taken the Degree of Master “ of Arts at least, in one of the two Universities “ of Oxford or Cambridge; and that the same pers son shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Ser“ mons twice.”
NAMES OF LECTURERS, &c. a
JAMES BANDINEL, D. D. of Jesus College ;
Public Orator of the University. The author first establishes “ the truth and authority of the “ Scriptures ;--for the authenticity of the his
tory being acknowledged, and the facts which are therein recorded being granted, the testi
mony of miracles and prophecies, joined to the “ excellence of the doctrines, is a clear and com
plete demonstration of our Saviour's divine " commission.” P. 37.
1781. Timothy Neve, D. D. Chaplain of Merton College. 1784. Joseph White, B. D. Fellow of Wadham College ;
“ The great point which the author has prin
cipally attempted to illustrate is, that well s known, but too much neglected truth, that “ Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world, and " the Redeemer of mankind.”
1782. Robert Holmes, M. A. Fellow of New College.
“ On the prophecies and testimony of John the “ Baptist, and the parallel prophecies of Jesus 66 Christ.”
1783. John Cobb, D.D. Fellow of St. John's College.
The subjects discussed are;'“ An inquiry after “ happiness; natural religion ; the Gospel; re
pentance; faith ; professional faith; practical “ faith; the Christian's privileges.”
• This list is taken verbatim from Mr. Falconer's Bampton Lectures
of last year.
“ A comparison of Mahometism and Christia
nity in their history, their evidence, and their « effects.”
1785. Ralph Churton, M. A. Fellow of Brafe Nose Col
lege; “ On the prophecies respe&ing the de« ftruction of Jerusalem.”
1786. George Croft, M. A. late Fellow of University
College; “ The use and abuse of reason; ob“jections against inspiration considered; the au“thority of the ancient Fathers examined; on “ the conduct of the first Reformers; the charge “ of intolerance in the Church of England re“ futed ; objections against the Liturgy an“ swered; on the evils of separation; conjec“ tural remarks upon prophecies to be fulfilled “ hereafter.”
1787. William Hawkins, M. A. late Fellow of Pembroke
College ; « On Scripture Mysteries.”
1788. Richard Shepherd, D. D. of Corpus Chrifti Col
lege; “The ground and credibility of the Chris“ tian Religion.”
1789. Edward Tatham, D. D. of Lincoln College; “ The'
« Chart and Scale of Truth.”
1790. Henry Kett, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College.
“ The object" of these Lectures is “to rectify “ the misrepresentations of Mr. Gibbon and “ Dr. Priestley with respect to the history of the “primitive Church."
1791. Robert Morres, M. A. late Fellow of Brafe Nose
College; On “ faith in general; faith in divine “ testimony no subject of question ; internal evi“ dence of the Gospel ; effects of faith; reli“gious establishments; heresies.”
1792. John Eveleigh, D. D. Provost of Oriel College.
“I shall endeavour," says the learned author, “ first to state regularly the substance of our “ religion from its earliest declarations in the
Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament to its complete publication after the re
surrection of Christ; secondly, to give a sketch “ of the history of our religion from its com
plete publication after the resurrection of “ Christ to the present times, confining however “ this sketch, towards the conclusion, to the
particular history of our own Church ; thirdly, " to state in a summary manner the arguments “ adducible in proof of the truth of our reli
gion; and fourthly, to point out the general “ sources of objection against it.”
1793. James Williamson, B. D. of Queen's College ;
“ The truth, inspiration, authority and evidence “ of the Scriptures confidered and defended.”
1794. Thomas Wintle, B. D. of Pembroke College ;
“ The expediency, prediction, and accomplish“ment of the Christian redemption illustrated.”
1795. Daniel Veysie, B. D. Fellow of Oriel College;
66 The doctrine of Atonement illustrated and de« fended.”
1796. Robert Gray, M. A. late of St. Mary Hall; “ On
“ the principles upon which the reformation of “ the Church of England was established.”