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Date: 1660, 1676

"That providence which governs all the world, is nothing else but God present by his providence: and God is in our hearts by his Laws: he rules in us by his Substitute, our conscience"

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"And therefore Conscience is called [...] The Household Guardian, The Domestick God, The Spirit or Angel of the place: and when we call God to witness, we only mean, that our conscience is right, and that God and Gods vicar, our conscience, knows it."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

In sum, It is the image of God; and as in the mysterious Trinity, we adore the will, memory, and understanding, and Theology contemplates three persons in the analogies, proportions, and correspondences, of them: so in this also we see plainly that Conscience is that likeness of God, in which he ...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For although conscience be primarily founded in the understanding, as it is the Lawgiver and Dictator; and the rule and dominion of conscience 'fundatur in intellectu', is established in the understanding part; yet it is also Memory, when it accuses or excuses, when it makes joyful and sorrowful...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But these high and great expressions are better in the Spirit than in the letter; they have in them something of institution, and something of design, they tell us that Conscience is a guard and a guide, a rule and a law set over us by God, and they are spoken to make us afraid to sin against ou...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"[F]or as we are ashamed to sin in company, so we ought to fear our conscience, which is God's Watchman and Intelligencer."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For conscience is Gods deputy; and the inferior must suppose a superior; and God and our conscience are like relative terms, it not being imaginable why some persons in some cases should be amaz'd and troubled in their minds for their having done a secret turpitude or cruelty; but that con- sci...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But it is to be observed, that conscience is sometimes taken for the practical intellective faculty; so we say the law of nature, and the fear of God, is written in the conscience of every man."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"When God sent the Blessed Jesus into the world to perfect all righteousness, and to teach the world all his Fathers will, it was said, and done, 'I will give my laws in your hearts, and in your minds will I write them;' that is, you shall be governed by the law of natural and essential equity an...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Our mind being thus furnished with a holy Rule, and conducted by a divine guide, is called Conscience; and is the same thing which in Scripture is sometimes called the heart."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.