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Of the quetsion whether its existence can ever
23. Resentment not irresistible, in him who follows
24. Rules for the regulation of hatred applied to
25. Hindrances to the observance of these rules;
26. Objections: and first, that our rules may be
27: That forgiveness encourages injuries.
28. Public punishment distinguished from private.
Resentment. 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.
10. Conclusion of Scriptures illustrating the nature
11. Of seriptures relating to the beneficial effects of
12. General scriptural approbation of all created
13. Instances of anger in approved persons; and
14. Scriptures concerning the use of the sword.
15. Scriptures concerning more particular good
effects of anger, or resentment.
Of the hurtful effects of anger, or resentment
the work of man: avoidable: the particular nature of
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
25. Of the regulation of resentment: where of an-
nihilating it, subjecting it to benevolence, giving it the
30. Treating quarrels as transitory.
31. Against punishing others because we are dissa-
32. Against adopting resentments of others indis-
33. Of hindrances to the success of these rules.
34. Objections. And first, faciliiy of evasion.
36. Observations on scripture, relative to reconcili-
ation, gratitude, and prudence; to the effects of noble
forgiveness, the growth of discord, and other topics of
Resentment. Scriptures seeming to go beyond Natural
1. GENERAL purpose of the Seventh Part.
2. Design of treating Matt. v. 21, 22. And first,
our Lord's Sermon on the Mount; and the literal mean-
ing of "Thou shalt not kill ".
3. The real meaning of that prohibition; as also of
the first declaration concerning anger.
Our Lord's second declaration; where of Raca
5. The third and last declaration; where of Hel-
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.
the Mosaic Law. The first, Exod. xxi. 22-25.
10. The second, Deut. xix. ver. 16, to the end.
Errors particularly opposed by Christ.
17. The duties here enjoined are discretionary.
18. The particular directions, Matt. v. 39, 40, 41.
20. The seeming injuries to which they relate arise
21. No appearance of danger is a sufficient excuse
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
27. St. Matthew and St. Paul compared.
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 to-
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.
36. Proposal to consider Rom. xii. 16-21.
37. Heaping "coals of fire" most probably means
inflicting or encreasing punishment.
38. That expression is quoted from the book of
39. Our sense of it defended on supposition of its
being St. Pauls originally: First, by considering rules
40. Secondly, by obviating consequences supposed
41. Difficulty taken from Rom. xii. 21.
42. Recapitulation, in the form of a paraphrase on
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 resent-
46. Conclusion of the whole.