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21. Regulation of Resentment. In general.

22. Of the quetsion whether its existence can ever be desirable.

23. Resentment not irresistible, in him who follows ight rnles of conduct.

24. Rules for the regulation of liatred applied to the regulation of resentment.

25. Hindrances to the observance of these rules ; where of self-examination.

26. Objections: and first, that our rules may be easily evaded. 27: That forgiveness encourages injuries, 28. Public punishment distinguished from private.

29. Series of statements tending to recommend forgiveness.

30. Conclusion.

31. Transition to the sixth part; with references to the object of resentnient.


Reseniment. Scriptures ; agreeing with natural Law,

1. GENERAL design of this Part.
2. The language of Scripture is popular,

3. Scriptures relating to the nature of Resentment. Harm, Injury.

4. Negligeuce.
5. Punishment.
6. Wrath, Enmity, Despitefulness.
7. Revenge, grudge, vengeance, chastisement,
8. Peevishness.


9. Indignation. Oppression. 10. Conclusion of Scriptures illustrating the nature of Resentment.

11. Of scriptures relating to the beneficial effects of resentment. Preface.

12. General scriptural approbation of all created things.

13. Instances of anger in approved persons; and expressions shewing it not to be wholly wrong; in ge- / neral.

14. Scriptures concerning the use of the sword. 15. Scriptures concerning more particular good effects of anger, or resentment.

16. Cries imply passion. As do tears. And bodily contests. 17. Of anger as supporting authority.

as regulating benevolence. 19. - as subduing brutes. 20. as elevating the mind.

as benefiting the world at large,

as improving its objsct. 23. Of the hurtful effects of anger, or resentments the work of man: avoidable : the particular nature of that which is blamed, to be collected from facts.

24. Evils of resentment to the object, and to the world at large, (where of preventing happiness, social commerce, &c, and of the growth of resentment) and lastly to the resentful.

25. Of the regulation of resentment: where of annihilating it, subjecting it to benevolence, giving it the rein, subduing it.

26. Practical rules for the regulation of resentment, as before laid down, exemplified from Scripture. And first, of good fundamental principles.

27. Of suspending the indulgence of resentment.
28. Readiness in discerning real worth.
29. Softening resentment by kind actions,

21. 22.

30. Treating quarrels as transitory.

31. Against punishing others because we are dissatisfied with ourselves.

32. Against adopting resentnients of others indiscriminately.

33. Of hindrances to the success of these rules 34. Objections. And first, faciliiy of evasion. 35. Impracticability. 36. Observations on scripture, relative to reconciliation, gratitude, and prudence; to the effects of noble forgiveness, the growth of discord, and other topics of the preceding part.

37. Recapitulation.



Resentment. Scriptures seeming to go beyond Natural


1. GENERAL purpose of the Seventh Part.

2. Design of treating Matt. v. 21, 22. And first, • them of old time". Where of the general intent of our Lord's Sermon on the Mount; and the literal meaning of “Thou shalt not kill ”.

3. The real meaning of that prohibition; as also of the first declaration concerning anger.

4. Our Lord's second declaration ; where of Raca and thc Council.

5. The third and last declaration; where of HelFire-and Fool.

6. Illustration of the whole passage, Matt. v.21,22. 7. Proposal to consider Matt. v. 38-41. 8. The reference of this passage to retaliation. 9. Retaliation only mention in three passages of the Mosaic Law. The first, Exod. xxi. 22-25,

10. The second, Deut. xix. ver. 16, to the end.
11. The third, Lev. xxiv. 19, 20.
12. Mentio: of Gen. ix. 6. and Lev. xxiv. 17.
13. Remarks on Retaliation.

14. Errors to which the Jews were liable with respect to retaliation ; in public capacities.

15. - in private capacities.
16. Errors particularly opposed by Christ.
17. The duties here enjoined are discretionary.

18. The particular directions, Matt. v. 39, 40, 41. their meaning.

19. Their excellence.

20. The seeming injuries to which they relate arisc from good motives.

21. No appearance of danger is a sufficient excuse for neglecting them.

22. Niether is the dread of the imputation of cowardice. 23. Additional considerations. 24. Paraphrase of of Matt. v. 39, 40, 41. 25. The connexion between Justice and Mercy,

26. How far Nations are bound by the directions here given.

27. St. Matthew and St. Paul compared.
28. Ot Matt. v. 42.
29. Proposal to consider Matt. v. 43. 44.

30. Whence was derived the notion that a man ought to hate his enemy.-Where of the severity towards the Seven Nations.

31. What is meant by loving an enemy.
32. Of blessing those who curse us.
33, Of doing good to those who hate us.
34. Of praying for those who persecute us.
35. Conclusion of Matt. V. 43, 44.

36. Proposal to consider Rom. xii. 16-21.

37. Heaping “ coals of fire” most probably meansa inflicting or encreasing punishment.

38. That expression is quoted from the book of Proverbs.

39. Our sense of it defended on supposition of its being St. Pauls originally: First, by considering rules of interpretation.

40. Secondly, by obviating consequences supposed hurtful.

41. Difficulty taken from Rom. xii. 21.

42. Recapitulation, in the form of a paraphrase on Rom. xii. 16-21.

43. Of our forgiveness as occasioning the exercise of the Divine Mercy.

44. Forgiveness how to be practised.

45. Of improvements in the regulation of resente ment by Christianity.

46. Conclusion of the whole.

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