Lectures on Divinity was posted posthumously. The prowess of Witherspoon as a theologian and lecturer on Divinity was a rallying point for those called to the ministry. Witherspoon approached theology with great respect due the glorious God whom he loved and worshipped.
The Letters on Education deal with the important issue of the education of children, especially as it relates to the Christian faith and their eternal souls.
Letters on Marriage are of advantage to both those contemplating marriage and those already married.
Witherspoon penned Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica as a way to solific funds for the establishment of some professorships at Princeton.
Speech in the Synod of Glasgow is Witherspoon’s defense of theological points before the Glasgow Synod.
An Humble Supplication was addressed to the elders and members of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Also included in this volume is the Speech in the General Assembly where Witherspoon addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland over an issue which amounted to forcing a minister on a church that was opposed to having him.
Letter to Scots Magazine and Ignorance of the British with Respect to America are letters to correct misunderstandings in Scotland and among the British, which he perceived they had about the American situation and his relationship on the American scene.
Table of Contents:
Introductory Lectures on Divinity
1. The Preface
2. The Branches of Study
3. The Truth of the Christian Religion in General
4. The Truth of the Christian Religion in Particular
5. The Proof of the Christian Religion
6. The Evidences of the Christian Religion
7. The Consequential Proofs of the Christian Religion
8. The Fulfilling of Scripture Prophecies
9. Of the Doctrine of the Trinity
10. The Proofs of the Divinity of the Son of God
11. The Proofs of the Divinity of the Holy Spirit
12. Of the Decrees of God
13. Of the Character, Qualities and Attributes of the Decrees of God
14. Of the Covenant of Works and the Fall of Man
15. Of Sin
16. Of the Covenant of Grace
17. The Constitution of the Covenant
Letters on Education
Letters on Marriage
Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica
Speech in the Synod of Glasgow
An Humble Supplication
Speech in the General Assembly
Letter to Scots Magazine
Ignorance of the British with Respect to America
John Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scottish-American Presbyterian minister and a Founding Father of the United States.