Lot 1302: Adam Clarke MEMOIRS OF THE LATE MRS MARY COOPER 1816 Antique Theology Journal Epistolary Correspondence
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Mary Cooper, of London; Who Departed this Life June 22, 1812, in the Twenty-Sixth Year of her Age. Extracted from her Diary and Epistolary Correspondence
Author: Adam Clarke - Adam Clarke (b. 1760-1762, d. August 28, 1832) was a British Methodist theologian and biblical scholar. He was born in the townland of Moybeg Kirley near Tobermore in Northern Ireland.
He is chiefly remembered for writing a commentary on the Bible which took him 40 years to complete and which was a primary Methodist theological resource for two centuries.
That commentary, published as: "The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The text carefully printed from the most correct copies of the present Authorized Version. Including the marginal readings and parallel texts. With a Commentary and Critical Notes. Designed as a help to a better understanding of the sacred writings. By Adam Clarke, LL.D. F.S.A. M.R.I.A. With a complete alphabetical index. Royal Octavo Stereotype Edition." [In six volumes of approximately 1,000 pages each] "New York, Published by J. Emory and B. Waugh, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the conference office, 13 Crosby-Street. J. Collord, Printer. 1831.", may be the most comprehensive commentary on the Bible ever prepared by one man. By himself he produced nearly half as much material as the scores of scholars who collaborated on the twelve-volume "The Interpreters’ Bible."
His commentary, particularly that on Revelation, identified the Catholic Church with the Antichrist.
Clarke followed Wesley in opposing a Calvinistic scheme of salvation, preferring instead the Wesleyan-Arminian positions regarding predestination, prevenient grace, the offer of justification to all persons, the possibility of entire sanctification, and assurance of salvation.
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off."
Publisher: Published by J. Soule and T. Mason
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 161 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with faded gilt ruling to the spine. The exterior is significantly rubbed. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and the last page of text is adhered to the rear paste-down. The interior displays mild toning, with foxing and scattered moisture markings.
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