ITSIUS, Professor of Divinity at Utrecht, in Holland, and theAuthor of a treatise entitled,
The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man
, andvarious other learned and theological tracts, was a writer, not only eminent for his great talents,and particularly solid judgment, rich imagination, and elegancy of composition; but for a deep, powerful, and evangelical spirituality and savour of godliness: And we most heartily concur inthe Recommendation of his works to serious Christians of all denominations, and especially toministers and candidates for that sacred office.
ILL, D. D.
ALKER, L. L. D.
IBBONS, M. AThe late Reverend, learned, and pious Mr.
ERVEY, in his
Theron and Aspasio
,Vol. II. p. 366. having mentioned a work of the above
, adds, “
The Economy Of the Covenants
, written by the same hand, is a body of divinity, in its method so well digested ;in its doctrines so truly evangelical; and (what is not very usual with our systematic writers) inits language so refined and elegant; in its manner so affectionate and animating; that I wouldrecommend it to every student in Divinity. I would not scruple to
risk all my reputation
uponthe merits of this performance: and I cannot but lament it, as one of my greatest losses, that Iwas
acquainted with this most excellent author, all whose works have such adelicacy of composition, and such a sweet savour of holiness, that I know not any comparisonmore proper to represent their true character, than
the golden pot which had manna
; and wasoutwardly
with burnished gold; inwardly
with heavenly food.”EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A CLERGYMAN IN THE COUNTRYTO THE PUBLISHER.
he sale of
Economy of the Covenants
, increases among my friends. Thetranslation is very just, and the excellency of the work merits a place in every Christian’slibrary; I shall do my utmost to recommend it at all times, and on all proper occasions. No pious person on earth can forbear reading the 3d Book without wonder, rapture, and devotion.It exceeds all commendation: Hervey might well say, “
I would not scruple to risk all myreputation upon the merits of this performance
.” For my own part, I am not ashamed, nor afraid of any scorn and ridicule, that may be poured on me from any quarter, whilst Iconstantly aver, that the work has not its equal in the world, &c.