"How a Christian Should Examine His Conscience" Mason, Henry [1575/6-1647]. The Tribunall of the Conscience: Or, A Treatise of Examination; Shewing Why and How a Christian Should Examine His Conscience, And Take an Account of His Life. The Second Edition, Reuised and Enlarged. London: Printed by G.P[urslowe] for Iohn Clarke, 1627. [viii], 64,  pp. Final leaf blank. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, negligible spotting in a few places, light soiling to title page, which has a list of contents in an early hand to its verso. Contains side notes with biblical citations in English, Greek and Latin. $350. * Second edition. Dedicated to Lord Thomas Coventry, the work discusses the merits of frequent examination of the conscience by the good Christian. The dedicatory preface emphasizes the importance of the practice for the legal system, with attention to plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers and judges. Mason became an important figure in English Arminianism and opponent of Puritanism. The first edition was published in 1626, and it was later issued with other works by Mason in 1634, 1653 and 1656. OCLC locates 7 copies of this title, 1 in North America (Simon Fraser University). The ESTC adds North American copies at Harvard, Yale, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Folger Shakespeare and General Theological Seminary. English Short-Title Catalogue S100301.
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