Acknowledgements; Editorial note; Introductory essays; 1. Discourse of the grounds and reasons of the christian religion (1724) Anthony Collins; 2. Discourses on the use and intent of prophecy (1726) Thomas Sherlock; 3. Lectures on the sacred poetry of the Hebrews (1753) Robert Lowth; 4. The marriage of heaven and hell (1790) William Blake; 5. Confessions of an inquiring spirit (1825) Samuel Taylor Coleridge; 6. On the right interpretation and understanding of the scriptures (1829) Thomas Arnold; 7. On the interpretation of scripture from Essays and Reviews (1860) Benjamin Jowett; 8. Literature and dogma (1873) Matthew Arnold; Notes; Select booklist.