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Page The New Athenians no Noble Bereans : being Answers
to several Athenian Mercuries, in behalf of the People
called Quakers · · · · · · · · · · · · · 237 A Key, opening the Way to every Capacity how to distinguish the Religion professed by the People called Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations of their Adversaries. With a brief Exhortation to all sorts of People, to examine their Ways and their
Hearts, and turn speedily to the Lord :.... 267 A Reply to a prelended Answer, by a Nameless Author, to W. Penn's Key ; in which the Principles of the People called Quakers are farther explained and con
firmed · · · · · · · · · · · . . . . . 293 Some Fruits of Solilude, in Reflections and Maxims re.
lating to the Conduct of Human Life. In Two Parts 351 A brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People
called Quakers, in which their fundamental Principle, Doctrines, Worship, Ministry, and Discipline, are plainly declared . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Primitive Christianity Revived, in the Faith and Prac
tice of the People called Quakers. Written in Testimony to the present Dispensation of God, through them, to the World; that Prejudices may be removed, the Simple informed, the Well-inclined encouraged, and the innocent Friends rightly represented ... 471 A Testimony to the Truth of God, as held by the People called Quakers. Being a short Vindication of them from the Abuses and Misrepresentations often put upon them by envious Apostates and mercenary Ad.
versaries . · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 513 A Defence of a Paper intitled Gospel Truths, against
the Exceptions of the Bishop of Cork's Testimony . 527 The Advice of William Penn to his Children, relating to
their Religious Conduct . . . . . . . . . . 590
: PROTESTANTS OF ALL PERSUASIONS;
MORE ESPECIALLY THE
FOR THE PROMOTION OF
In Two Parts.
Giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue ; and to virtue, knowledge ; and
to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness ; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things, is blind, and cannot see far off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 2 Pet. i. 5,6, 7, 8, 9. ,
THE PREFACE.* The acceptance this address has found with all sorts of people, to whose hands it has come, who value religion for the sake of piety, more than out of interest or formality, hath brought it a second time to public view.
It was writ in the year 1679, as a Christian expedient for peace and safety : but our animosities were then too great, to consider of the best means to obtain them ; which stood, and does, and will ever stand, in a thorough reformation of hearts and lives: else God, that cannot lie, in the ways of his providence, will undoubtedly meet with us, as he has often done and yet will do, to our great confusion, if we do not speedily repent and forsake those courses by which he is provoked against us. The design of the author was that of Christianity, to mend the spirits and lives of men, by shewing the odiousness of sin, the vanity of self,
This Preface was put to a second edition of this book.