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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Introductory Sketch of the early history of Unitarianism in England. (search)
f Mr. Hopton Haynes, one of his most intimate associates during the latter part of his life,—himself a very diligent student of scripture, and a zealous Unitarian,—that Newton was not only an anti-trinitarian, but much lamented that his friend Dr. Clarke had stopped at Arianism, which opinion he feared had been, and still would be, if maintained by learned men, a great obstruction to the progress of Christianity. Besides these distinguished men, whose names are an honour to any cause, there s to make it the basis of an argument not less inconclusive than it was illiberal and unjust. The writers of these anonymous tracts approached most nearly to the system of Socinus; but in the succeeding age, the learning and high reputation of Clarke and Whiston in the Church of England, and of Emlyn and Peirce among the Dissenters, led the greater part of those who quitted the standard of orthodoxy to embrace the Arian hypothesis. This accordingly appears to have been the system generally a
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Thomas Emlyn (search)
or Logos by whose instrumentality God created the material world. He therefore espoused what has since been called the High Arian hypothesis, in which he continued during the rest of his life. In these sentiments he agreed nearly with Whiston, Clarke, Peirce, and many other eminent divines of that and the immediately succeeding age, whose celebrity for a long period gave the Arian scheme the preference over that of Socinus. When James II. was driven back to France, and affairs in Ireland s talents and learning were, however, estimated at their due value by some of those who were most competent to appreciate them; and he was admitted to the intimate friendship of several persons of high distinction and eminence, particularly Dr. Samuel Clarke and Mr. Whiston; who nearly agreed with him in religious opinions, and the latter of whom had suffered for his principles, though not to the same extent. In 1726, on the death of the excellent Mr. James Peirce, of Exeter, it was proposed
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, James Peirce (search)
ave undergone. on the subject, in answer to which Mr. Whiston referred him to Novatian, whose opinions certainly savour strongly of Arianism, as most nearly agreeing with his views. It was not, however, till some time after the publication of Dr. Clarke's celebrated treatise on the Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, that Mr. Peirce applied himself in earnest to the further study of this subject. They who most dislike the Doctor's notion, must own the method he took to treat of the subject wasl. II., p. 263. At this period, if we are to believe the representations afterwards brought forward by his opponents, the new notions, as they called them, were altogether unknown at Exeter; but this is denied by Mr. Peirce. The writings of Clarke, Whiston, and others, who differ from the common opinion, had been read there before his coming among them; and some few of the people, though they kept it to themselves, had long before, by only reading their Bibles, been convinced that it was n
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Taylor, (search)
some distinct and understood conclusions on the subject. With this view his congregation, at his suggestion, entered upon a careful reading and examination of Dr. Clarke's Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity; having previously engaged in two solemn meetings for prayer for the divine assistance in their work. It may be proper to observe, that, though this last fact renders it probable that some at least of the parties in question did not, at this time, coincide with the sentiments of Dr. Clarke's book, it is not in itself any proof that they were far distant from them. Doubtless the spirit in which prayer meetings have been frequently conducted, is onlya notion to which he was strongly opposed. His own opinions on the disputable questions in moral science seem to have most nearly resembled those maintained by Dr. Clarke, and, more recently, by Dr. Price in his Review of the principal Questions in Morals. This tract was received with less favour by various members of his own de
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Caleb Rotheram, D. D. (search)
er of the university, but merely to have taken up his residence in its vicinity as a private student, attending such lectures as he thought proper. He had here also the advantage of cultivating the society of many eminent persons who at that time gave a more than ordinary lustre to this seat of learning: among the rest, Dr. T. Blackwell, Dr. G. Turnbull, Dr. Reid, Messrs. Duncan and David Fordyce, and Mrs. Cockburne, well known as an able defender of the metaphysical principles of Locke and Clarke. On his return from Aberdeen, Mr. Aikin became for a short time an assistant to his former friend and tutor, Dr. Doddridge; agreeably to the practice which that eminent man was accustomed to pursue in the conduct of his academy, by engaging in succession for several years such students as had particularly distinguished themselves by diligence, proficiency, and propriety of conduct, during the period of their academical course. Besides Mr. Aikin, Mr. Job Orton, Professor James Robertson