James Bate: Heaven impossible to be open to all men

Scope and Content

'Heaven impossible to be open to all Men. To Geo: Bryant Esq.', Deptford, 12 December 1748. The volume represents Bate's answer to George Bryant to a pamphlet lent by him, entitled Heaven open to all men, which Bate found to be full of "false Philosophy, dishonest Sophistry, and real or affected ignorance of the true sense of Scripture". The writing is probably in Bate's hand. 24pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Bate (1703-75), an undergraduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1720-23, was a Fellow of St. John's, Cambridge, 1726-33, and Rector of St. Paul's, Deptford, 1731-75. He was the author of several published theological works.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1996.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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