New York: DB. Waugh and T. Mason, 1832. Leather-bound. Probably the second American edition (Printed by J. Collord). Large Octavo, measuring 8.75" x 5.50". Full brown calf with contrasting (gilt-on-red) spine label. Leather scuffed, corners bumped and rubbing to extremities. Light to moderate foxing throughout (text block shaded toward latter part of book), but none so much that such obscures. 313 pp. Comprises sixteen sermons on such topics as "the Being and Attributes of God; The Worshiip which God Requires from Man; The Plan of Human Redemption; God's Willingness to save All Men; Experimental Religion and its Fruits; TheDifferent Methods which God has used to Bring Mento the Knowledge of Himself; Christian Moderation, and others. Very Good. Item #75396
Clarke writes in his beginning section (called "Advertisement") "...Some of the Discourses...may be thought to be too scientific, or that they affect to be such. I can say I affect nothing,and I have inserted nothing...As far as I have proceeded, I have aimed in all to xhibit the most momentous truths of Divine Revelation: -- and as far as I could, the depest workings of the Divine Spirit on the soul of man..." (p. vii). While he taught that "...the Bible provides a complete interpretation of God's nature and will...", and for the most part was aligned with the exegetical belief-set of the Wesleyan Methodists, he did not embrace Jesus Christ's eternal sonship, and maintained that the Bible did not affirm this position. (paraphrased, Wikipedia entry, Adam Clarke); for this he stirred up no small controversy.