BURNET, The Rev. John. A Vindication of the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, being the Substance of a Discourse delivered in Cork, at Cook-Street Chapel, September 8, 1816.


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Cork: Printed and Sold by Richard Tivy, Grand-Parade, opposite Patrick-Street, 1816. pp. iv, 5-51, [1 (errata)]. Blue torn stitched wrappers. Extremely rare.
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John Burnet (1789-1862) was born in Perth in 1789 and originally joined the army before becoming a pastor to an independent congregation in Cork. A neat Grecian chapel was raised in Cork due to his efforts. He went to England and took up a position as pastor to another Independent congregation at the Mansion House Chapel in Camberwell. He was a leading member of both the Congregational Union of England and the Bible Society, Peace Society the Liberation of Religion from State Control Society the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishments. He spoke against the Corn Laws and for Anti-Slavery. He attended the 1840 and 1843 Anti-Slavery conventions and spoke at the Freemasons Hall concerning anti-slavery.


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