Anonymous treatise on difficulties with the Holy Spirit

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/381
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises xv.335
  • Dates of Creation
      c August 1677
  • Physical Description
      ff 36-50 Additional pagination pp. 7-36

Scope and Content

Anonymous treatise on difficulties in, and objections against the truth of the Holy Scripture, on the supposition of their subject of plenary inspiration: imperfect at beginning and end, and extending from §8 to §64. In quarto, the paragraphs were numerated as sections by Baxter and are so referred to in his answer Corr 1014; Treatises, I, art 14., which contains 76 corresponding sections. The MS is written by the same hand as the anonymous letter to Baxter, in Corr 1009.

‘of Scripture because they were of divine authority, or because many of them were good books containing many excellent moral sayings, and supposed to be written by some prophet to say the first were too discover our to easy beleife of a thing we have not the least assurance for:’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black xv.335; Thomas p.16


This is Corr 1010. A second letter by the same writer is dated 1 September 1677 (Corr 1013). Baxter’s reply to both is Corr 1014. Cf MS of Rel. iii. (item 223), f 28 (§45).