BISHOP BARLOW ON THE “CASE OF THE JEWS.”

In 1692 there appeared a work entitled “Several Miscellaneous and Weighty Cases of Conscience, learnedly and judiciously resolved by the Right Reverend Father in God, Dr. Thomas Barlow, late Lord Bishop of Lincoln.”

Included in this collection of essays is “The Case of the Lawful? ness of the Toleration of the Jews.” This interesting pamphlet is not mentioned in Jacobs and Wolf’s Bibliography, but my attention was drawn to it by Mr. Lucien Wolf, who kindly lent me his copy of the book for the purpose of writing this paper.

A” case of conscience” is defined by Whewell1 as a question of conduct in which apparently conflicting duties seem at first to perplex and disturb the moral faculty, and make it necessary to trace, with a careful exclusion of everything but moral considerations, the con? sequences of the rules of morality. In form and method a “case of conscience” is

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