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Record 19591

Reading Experience:

'I thank you for your Letter & Mr Scott's Treatise. True! I agree with him in his principal Idea, though even there I do not like the Expression that Regeneration must precede Faith, but it is his Intricacy and his so strongly contending that Things must be as he has stated. There is too much of the Logician & though he is in Earnest, It is with the spirit of one who Fights for the Truth & loves the Fighting. He narrows the way & then what plain unlettered Christian is able to comprehend his Meaning? I do not say He is wrong, but I have no Doubt of there being many who differ very much from him & yet [5X] equal Reasons may be urged for them. In fact tho' I can but accord with Mr Scott on the Nature of saving Faith as distinguished from unproductive Belief, yet there is much in his tract which I do not understand & not a little which I cannot agreed to. see his Definition of Faith Page 9-10'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 4 May 1826
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Trowbridge
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Crabbe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Dec 1754
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman and poet
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Abraham Scott
Title: Calvinistic Doctrines Refuted
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
given or lent by his son, George Crabbe Junior


Source Information:

Record ID: 19591  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Crabbe
  Editor: Thomas Faulkner
  Title: Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 329
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1995), p. 329,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to George Crabbe Jr.



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