Vindiciæ mentis. An Essay of the Being and Nature of Mind:

[Emes (Thomas)]

Vindiciæ mentis. An Essay of the Being and Nature of Mind:

Wherein the Distinction of Mind and Body, The Substantiality, Personality, and Perfection of Mind is Asserted; and the Original of our Minds, their Present, Separate, and Future State, is freely enquir'd into, in order to a more certain Foundation for the Knowledge of God, and our Selves, and the clearing all Doubts and Objections that have been, or may be made concerning The Life and Immortality Of Our Souls. In a New Method, By a Gentleman.

Description: FIRST EDITION, tear in upper margin of title-page (no loss) repaired, somewhat water-stained (we have seen worse), burn hole in I7 with the loss of a few letters, or bits of letters, pp. xii, 180, [1, Errata, here bound after preliminaries, 8vo, modern calf backed boards, old lettering piece ('Emes / on / Mind') preserved

Publication Details: Printed for H. Walwyn, 1702

Notes: ODNB puts it that 'Emes's fame rests not so much on any activity during his lifetime but on the absence of it following his death', a reference to his failure to resurrect at the appointed time. Emes (d. 1707), 'medical practitioner and millenarian' acc. ODNB, otherwise a quack. This work evinces a belief in the possibility - nay, gives an example - of resurrection (coincidentally opposite the burn hole), somewhat before 'Emes became one of the British adherents of a millenarian group known as the French Prophets, soon after they arrived in London in 1706' (ibid). It was one of their number wh...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T117131)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1702

Stock Number: 67627

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