Noble, Samuel

Noble, Samuel an English Swedenborgian minister, was born in London in 1779. In his early life he practiced engraving, and earned quite a reputation for artistic skill. Brought to a knowledge of Swedenborgianism, he became a most enthusiastic adherent and advocate, and about 1820 entered the ministry. He preached with much success, but is noted especially by his writings. He died in 1858. He is the author of a work on The Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures, and the Principles of their Composition (Lond. 1828). The author's object is to meet the objections urged against the divine origin of the sacred volume. The work consists of six lectures, greatly enlarged; originally delivered at Albion Hall, London. Like other Swedenborgian writers, he contends for a double sense of God's Word, founded on the immutable relations of things natural to things spiritual. A subsequent publication of his, entitled An Appeal in behalf of the Doctrines of the New Church (2d ed. 1838), is made up of another course, of lectures, embodying pretty much the same views. He also published Important Doctrines of the Christian Religion (1846, 8vo): — Divine Law of the Ten Commandments (1848, 8vo): — Book of Judges (1856, 8vo): — a volume of his Sermons (1848) and a volume of Lectures, and translated into English Swedenborg's Heaven and Hell.

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