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WILLIAM CRAIG, D. D.
ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF GLASGOW.
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Johan. Cap. 3.
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THE principal defign of the following ef
fay, is to delineate the character of Je
fus Chrift, from the facts recorded in the hiftory of his life. In the execution of this defign, it was thought proper to prefix a short account of the extraordinary interpofitions of Providence, recorded in the gospel; in order to excite the greater attention to the principal fubject and defign of the effay. This is done in the first section. In the two following fections, a particular explication of the character of Jefus is attempted to be given, from the hiftory of his life. Many useful obfervations have been made, by different writers, on this fubject; and the several virtues and perfections, which appeared in the life of Jesus, have been marked. But what thefe writers have obferved, gives us rather a detail of fcattered, though beautiful particulars, than a fingle and connected view of the whole character at once. It would appear however from the records of the gofpel, that the character of Jefus Chrift was formed, in every part of it, upon the influence of one great and leading principle: and that the whole tenor of his life, proceeding from this influence, was one united and consistent thing.-To give this
fimple and united view, is the defign of what is offered in the fecond and third fections. In the last section a few general reflexions on the life of Jefus are fubjoined, which, 'tis hoped, will appear to be fufficiently fupported by the preceding narrative.
If what is humbly offered to the public in this effay, however far fhort it may fall, of the dignity and importance of the subject, shall in any degree, contribute to make the character and life of Jesus better understood, and more efteemed or if it fhall induce fome others, who have more leifure and capacity, to do greater juftice to the fubject, the purpose of the publication is obtained.
Of the extraordinary interpofitions of divine Providence recorded in the history of Jefus Chrift.
Of the discovery which Jesus gave of his character and office, by the miracles which he wrought.
Chrift's moral and religious character more particularly confidered and explained from the conduct of his life.
General reflections on the history and life of Jefus Chrift.
Containing an account of the motives on which the Jewish council and the Roman governors in Judea proceeded in condemning Jefus to be crucified.