Born in 1822, William Burt Pope played an important role during the liberalizing era of Methodism in England. He believed the doctrine of Christian holiness / pure love / entire sanctification held the key. That when Christians didn't believe holiness was possible, their theology would begin to accomodate their experience.
His compendium of theology in three volumes is rather desirable and this a nicely preserved working set. A serious piece of Methodist-Holiness theology; perhaps the most ambitous produced by a Methodist up until that time.
Pope, William Burt. A Compendium of Christian Theology, being Analytical Outlines of a Course of Theological Study, Biblical, Dogmantic, and Historical. Complete in Three Volumes. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. New York. Philips & Hunt. Nd. c.1880's. 456 + 451 + 493pp.
Good + with some nicks and bumps to cloth, some scattered neat pencil marks, but very solid and respectable set of a rather rare title. Nineteenth century label neatly on pastedowns from the W.H.M.S. and a stamp on titles.