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A44137 A discourse of the knowledge of God, and of our selves I. by the light of nature, II. by the sacred Scriptures / written by Sir Matthew Hale, Knight ... for his private meditation and exercise ; to which are added, A brief abstract of the Christian religion, and, Considerations seasonable at all times, for the cleansing of the heart and life, by the same author. Hale, Matthew, Sir, 1609-1676. 1688 (1688) Wing H240; ESTC R4988 321,717 542

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436_o 1._o natural_a page_n 436_o 437_o 2._o the_o word_n of_o god_n absolute_o in_o itself_o page_n 438_o 1._o the_o law_n 1._o moral_a page_n 438_o 2._o ceremonial_a page_n 441_o 3._o judicial_a ibid._n 2._o the_o prophet_n page_n 442_o 3._o the_o gospel_n which_o contain_v a_o most_o excellent_a rule_n of_o righteousness_n in_o 1._o the_o example_n of_o christ_n page_n 443_o 2._o the_o precept_n and_o counsel_n page_n 444_o page_n 1._o general_n 1._o love_n of_o our_o neighbour_n page_n 448_o 2._o do_v as_o we_o will_v be_v do_v unto_o page_n 456_o 2._o particular_a thing_n page_n 1_o to_o be_v do_v page_n 2._o to_o be_v suffer_v 3._o part_n 3._o god._n a_o brief_a abstract_n of_o the_o christian_a religion_n page_n 461_o seasonable_a consideration_n for_o the_o cleanse_n of_o the_o heart_n and_o life_n page_n 473_o a_o discourse_n of_o the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n and_o of_o ourselves_o part_n i._o by_o the_o light_n of_o nature_n chap._n i._o of_o the_o existence_n and_o attribute_n of_o god._n i._o all_z thing_n but_o the_o soul_n itself_o be_v extrinsical_a to_o the_o soul_n and_o therefore_o of_o necessity_n the_o