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A Body of Divinity: Volume 2


Robert Carter & Brothers 1855

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This second volume includes Ridgley’s observations on questions sixty-five through one hundred ninety–six. Topics include calling of the saints, communion with Christ, doctrines of justification, sanctification, adoption, and faith, perseverance of the saints, the role of assurance in faith, judgment and punishment, as w ell as an exposition of the Ten Commandments. He provides commentary on the sacraments of baptism, prayer, and communion. Ridgley also goes into great detail on the Lord’s Prayer and the use of the word, "amen."


  • Of the Benefits which the Invisible Church Enjoy Christ
  • Of Effectual Calling
  • Of Communion with Christ in Grace
  • Of Justification
  • Of Justifying Faith
  • Of Adoption
  • Of Sanctification
  • Of Repentance Unto Life
  • Wherein Justification and Sanctification Differ
  • Of the Imperfection of Sanctification in this Life
  • Of the Saints’ Perseverance in Grace
  • Of Assurance of Salvation
  • Some True Believers Destitute of Assurance
  • Of Communion in Glory with Christ Enjoyed in this Life
  • Of Death
  • Of the Saints’ Communion with Christ in Glory after Death
  • Of the Doctrine of the Resurrection
  • Of the Punishment of the Wicked
  • Of the Privileges and Honors of the Saints at the Last Day
  • Of Man’s Obligation to Obedience
  • Of the Moral Law
  • The Moral Law, where Summarily Comprehended
  • Rules for Understanding the Ten Commandments
  • The Sum of the Ten Commandments
  • The Duties Required in the First Commandments
  • The Sins Forbidden in the First Commandment
  • An Explication of the Second Commandment
  • An Explication of the Third Commandment
  • An Explication of the Fourth Commandment
  • Of Sanctifying the Sabbath or Lord’s Day
  • Of Sins Forbidden in the Fourth Commandment
  • The Sum of the Six Commandments
  • An Explication of the Fifth Commandment
  • The Duties of Superiors
  • An Explication of the Sixth Commandment An Explication of the Seventh Commandment
  • An Explication of the Eighth Commandment
  • The Sins Forbidden in the Eighth Commandment
  • An Explication of the Ninth Commandment
  • An Explication of the Tenth Commandment
  • Of Man’s Inability to Keep the Commandments of God
  • All Sins Not Equally Heinous
  • The Aggravations of Sin
  • Of the Desert of Sin, and of the Means of Escaping God’s Wrath
  • Of the Ordinances, or Outwards Means of Grace
  • How the Word is Made Effectual
  • The Word of God is to be Read by All
  • Of Preaching and Hearing of the Word
  • Of the Sacraments
  • Of Baptism
  • Of the Subjects and Mode of Baptism
  • How Baptism Should be Improved
  • Of the Lord’s Supper
  • Of Preparation for the Lord’s Supper
  • Who Fit to be Communicants
  • Of the Duties Required in and after Receiving the Lord’s Supper
  • Wherein Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Agree, and Wherein They Differ
  • To Whom, and in Whose Name We Pray
  • Of the Spirit’s Help in Prayer; for Whom and for What We are to Pray
  • How We are to Pray
  • Of the Rule for Our Direction in Prayer
  • The Preface of the Lord’s Prayer Explained
  • The First Petition Explained
  • The Second Petition Explained
  • The Third Petition Explained
  • The Fourth Petition Explained
  • The Fifth Petition Explained
  • The Sixth Petition Explained
  • What the Conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer Teacheth

Product Details

  • Title: A Body of Divinity: Volume 2
  • Author: Thomas Ridgley
  • Series: A Body of Divinity
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 686

About Thomas Ridgley

Thomas Ridgley was an English Puritan, born in 1667. He became a pastor in 1695 and was the successor of Thomas Gauge, another influential Puritan. Famous for his refutation of Arminianism, his Body of Divinity became a standard for moderate Calvinism. He died in 1734.

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