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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834,
By DURRIE & PECK,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.

Printed by J. H. Benham.

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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME,

DYING THOUGHTS. Upon Phil. i. 23.

[The reader of the “Dying Thoughts” may sometimes find himself perplexed, if not lost,

among the complicated divisions and subdivisions of the subject, divisions and sub-
divisions not always clearly indicated. Some attempt might have been made to mark
the progress of meditation and discussion in that work, and to point out the relations
of one part to another, and of the several parts to the whole, if the editor had deemed
it proper for him to use such liberty with the text of his author. If, however, the reader,
in studying that work,+sor it is a work to be studied,—will occasionally advert to the
full syllabus exhibited in this Table of Contents, made out by Baxter himself, and not

by the editor-he will find a clew to guide him easily through all its labyrinths.]

Doctrine first.

That the souls of believers, when departed hence, shall be with Christ,.... 23

I. The necessity of believing this, proved,....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

II. Whether it be best believing it, without consideration of the difficulties

or proofs,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 26

III. The certainty of it manifested,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

I. From the immortality of the soul, which is proved,

1. The soul is a substance,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ..... 28

2. It is a substance formally differenced from lower substance, by the vir-

tue of special vital activity, intellect, and free will,............... 30

3. It is not annihilated at death,.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

4. Nor destroyed by dissolution of parts,......................... . ... 31

5. Nor loseth its formal power or virtue,............................. 31

6. Nor doth sleep or cease to act,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 32

7. To cease to be individuate by union with any other common spirit, is

not to be feared, were it true,. . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

But it is not like to be true, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

II. The second proof: it is a natural notice,....... - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . 41

III. From the duty of all men to seek a future happiness,................ 42

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IV. From man's capacity of knowing God, etc. as differenced from brutes,.

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