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THE DOCTRINE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY,
AS TAUGHT IN HOLY SCRIPTURE.
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR MDCCCL.
THE LATE CANON BAMPTON
EDWARD MEYRICK GOULBURN, D.C.L.
HEAD MASTER OF RUGBY SCHOOL ;
FELLOW AND TUTOR OF MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD.
THOMAS HATCHARD, LONDON.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
REV. JOHN BAMPTON,
CANON OF SALISBURY.
“I give and bequeath my Lands and Estates to the “Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of "Oxford for ever, to have and to hold all and singular the " said Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned ; that is to say, I will and
appoint that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford " for the time being shall take and receive all the rents, issues,
and profits thereof, and (after all taxes, reparations, and ne
cessary deductions made) that he pay all the remainder to "the endowment of eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, to be “ established for ever in the said University, and to be per“ formed in the manner following :
"I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday in "Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly chosen by the Heads of “Colleges only, and by no others, in the room adjoining to "the Printing-House, between the hours of ten in the morning "and two in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity Lecture "Sermons, the year following, at St. Mary's in Oxford, “ between the commencement of the last month in Lent erm, " and the end of the third week in Act Term.
"Also I direct and appoint that the eight Divinity Lecture “Sermons shall be preached upon either of the following
Subjects—to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and “ to confute all heretics and schismatics—upon the divine "authority of the holy Scriptures—upon the authority of the
writings of the primitive Fathers, as to the faith and practice “ of the primitive Church-upon the Divinity of our Lord and “Saviour Jesus Christ—upon the Divinity of the Holy Ghost
upon the Articles of the Christian Faith, as comprehended in “the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.
“Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity “ Lecture Sermons shall be always printed, within two months "after they are preached, and one copy shall be given to the “ Chancellor of the University, and one copy to the Head of
every College, and one copy to the Mayor of the city of “Oxford, and one copy to be put into the Bodleian Library ; " and the
expense of printing them shall be paid out of the revenue of the Land or Estates given for establishing the
Divinity Lecture Sermons; and the Preacher shall not be “paid, nor be entitled to the revenue, before they are “printed.
“ Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall be qualified “to preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons, unless he hath “ taken the degree of Master of Arts at least, in one of the “two Universities of Oxford or Cambridge ; and that the same
person shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons “ twice."
ANALYSIS OF THE LECTURES.
THE NATURE OF THE RESURRECTION PROCESS. False spiritualism of much of our modern Theology, pp. 1, 2– Its rise in the neglect of the Article which it is the province of these Lectures to discuss, 3—Investigation of the nature of the Process termed Resurrection proposed as a preliminary step, 3—The Lecture Sermons both speculative and practical, 4, 5.
I. THE NATURE OF THE PROCESS INVESTIGATED FROM THE WORDS
EMPLOYED TO DENOTE IT.
(1.) 'Avdotadis—its etymological meaning, 6—its appropriation to express the Verity of the Resurrection, 6, 7, 8– (2.) "Eyepois—its etymological meaning, 9-different notion involved in it from that which is found in ’Avkotaois, 9, 10– (3.) The Syriac word nuhama~its etymological significance,
with reflections on it, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. II. THE NATURE OF THE PROCESS INVESTIGATED FROM THE
The differential idea not to be found in the words ;-must be sought therefore in the Analogies,
ANALOGIES EMPLOYED TO DENOTE IT.
(1.) Analogy between Resurrection and natural awakening, 16-pointed at in Scripture, 17-gives no differential idea, ibid.
(2.) Analogy between Resurrection and the outward visible sign in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, when administered in the correct form, 18, 19-a change of sphere pointed at by this Analogy, 19, 20.
(3.) Analogy between Resurrection, and the Germination of Seeds, proposed in Scripture and explained, 20, 21Analogy between Resurrection, and insect transmutation,