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that are most like him, p. 16, 17, F, the Glo-
Τ Η Ε
CH A P. I.
Oncerning the Ultimate End of the
Christian Life, the Necessity of ex-
plaining what it is, in order to our under-
standing the Christian Life, Page 1, that
Heaven is the End of it, p. 2, 3, &c. that
Heaven and Gods Glory are the same thing,
P. 4, 5; what kind of Happiness Heaven im-
plies, with a general Account of the Happines
of Reft and the Happiness of Motion, Shewing
that Heaven includes both, but confifts princi-
pally of the latter, p.6,7, &c. that the Hap-
pineß of a Man consists in the vigorous Morion
of his Understanding and Will towards suitable
objects, p. 8, 9, and chiefly in the Know-
ledge and Choice of God, p. 9, 10, &c.
and alfo in the Knowledge and Choice of those
Concerning the Means by which the End
of the Christian Life is to be obtained; that
the Means must be more and.
what n'as necessary to the first End of man, viz.
the Enjoyment of an earthly Paradise, p. 26,
&c. that the great Distance of man from
Heaven in his degenerate State creates a Ne-
cessity of many more Means than otherwise
would be needful, p. 27, 28, 66. two kinds
of Means necessáry to our attainment of Hea
ven, viz. the Practice of the Vertues of
Christianity, and the use of the instrumen-
tal Duties of Christianity, p. 30, 31, &c.
that the Instrumental Duties of Christianity
conduce no farther to our Happiness than as
they are Means of Vertue, proved in four par-
ticulars, p. 32, 33, &c.
S E C T. 1.
Concerning the Humane Vertues, jbewing
that from the Constitution of humane Nature
there are five Vertues necessary to its Happia
neß, p. 46, 47, &c. first, Prudence, p. 48,
49, &c. Secondly, Moderation, p.54,55,&c.
thirdly, Fortitude, p. 61, 62, &c. fourthly,
Temperance, p. 69,70, &c. fifthly, Humility,
S E C T. II.
Concerning the Divine Vertues, which
are comprehended in this first fort of Means,
Shewing what they are, and how effectually they
conduce to onr future Happines; that from
the Relation we stand in to God there arises
an Obligation to six several Vertues, all
which are necessary to our Happines, p. 84,
85, &c. first, Contemplation of his Na-
ture, p. 85, 86, &c. Secondly, Adoration of
his perfections, p. 91, 92, &c. thirdly,
Love, p. 96, 97, &c. fourthly, Imitation,
p. 105, 106, &c. fifthly, Resignation, p.115,
116, &c. fostkly, Trust and Dependance,
p. 126, 127,&c.
that from our Inclination to Society, and from
the Nature and Condition of humane Society
there arises a necessity of five Vertues to our
everlasting Happines, p; 135,137, &c. first,
Charity, p. 138, 139, 6. fecondly, Justice,
p. 148, 149, &c. thirdly, Peaceableness,
p. 156, 157, ec. fourthly, Modesty, p: 163,
164, &c. fifthly, Courtesie, p. 167,168,&c.
S E C T. IV.
Containing some Motives and Considera-
tions to persuade men to the Practice of these
Vertues; first, the Suitableness of them to
our present State and Relation, p. 172,
173, 6:6. Secondly, the Dignity of them
p. 175, 176, &c. thirdly, the Freedom and
Liberty of tbem, p. 178, 179, &c, fourthly,
the Pleasure of them, p. 181.182, &c. fifthly,
the Ease and Repose of them, p. 184,185, &c.
fixthly, the absolute Ņecessity of them, p. 188,
CH A P. IV.
Concerning the Instrumental Duties of
the Christian Life, which is the second fort
of Means necessary to our obtaining of Hea-
ven, as they are recessary to our acquiring and
perfecting the Christian Vertues ; in order to
the better Distribution of which, Man is con-
sidered under a threefold Respect to the Chri.