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AN
APPEAL TO THE GOSPEL,

OR

AN INQUIRY
INTO THE JUSTICE OF THE CHARGE,

ALLEGED BY
METHODISTS AND OTHER OBJECTORS,

THAT
The Gospel is not preached by the National Clergy:

IN A
SERIES OF DISCOURSES

DELIVERED BEFORE
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE YEAR 1812,

At the Lecture founded by
THE LATE REV. J. BAMPTON, M. A.

CANON OF SALISBURY.

BY
RICHARD MANT, M. A.
VICAR OF GREAT COGGESHALL, ESSEX, AND LATE FELLOW or

ORIEL COLLEGE.

“I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ : for it is the power of God

“ unto salvation, to every one that believeth.”
« Quod nos appellant hæreticos, est illud crimen ita grave, ut nisi videatur,

“ nisi palpetur, nisi manibus digitisque teneatur, credi facile de homine
“ Christiano non debeat.”

OXFORD,
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS FOR THE AUTHOR :
SOLD BY J. PARKER; AND BY F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, J. MURRAY,

AND J. HATCHARD, LONDON.

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND

JOHN RANDOLPH, D. D.

LORD BISHOP OF LONDON.

My LORD,

THE following Discourses are the fruit of studies, commenced when I had the benefit of your Lordship’s instructions from the theological chair. They are designed as a humble tribute to what I believe to be the truth of that Gospel, a dispensation of which was committed to me by your hands; and for my fidelity in the preaching of which, my present situation in your diocese makes me responsible, under CHRIST, to your episcopal jurisdiction.

These considerations induced me to signify a wish, with which you have been graciously pleased to comply, that I might be permitted

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