Excerpt from The Case of Subscription to Explanatory Articles of Faith: As a Qualification for Admission Into the Christian MinistryTis but of Consequence to the Work to know why the Publication of these Papers hath been so long delayed. But IMoreExcerpt from The Case of Subscription to Explanatory Articles of Faith: As a Qualification for Admission Into the Christian MinistryTis but of Consequence to the Work to know why the Publication of these Papers hath been so long delayed. But I think proper to say thus much: That twas a considerable Time after Mr.
Whites Third Letter came out, before I had determined to make any Reply to him through an Aversion I had contracted to Disputes of this Nature. After I had finished my Reply to him, a worthy Friend put into my Hands, The Church of England Vindicated, in requiring Subscription from the Clergy to the xxxix Articles of Religion. In that Pamphlet I found, besides a great deal of Ill-nature and scurrilous Language, some specious Things said in Favour of Subscriptions.
I determined to consider them, and on that Account was forced to throw by my first Papers, and prosecute my Design upon a new Plan. This, with but an indifferent State of Health, the constant Duties belonging to my Station, and an habitual Disinclination to such Kind of Controversies, is the true Reason why I have not gratified the Expectation of my Friends before.
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