Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary

35 Compassion Of God


Is the infinite greatness of his mercy and love, whereby he relieves the miseries of his people. This perfection of Jehovah is conspicuously displayed in the gift of his Son, John 3:16. the revelation of his will, Hos. 8:12. the bounties of his providence, Ps. 114:9. the exercise of his patience, Rom. 2:4. the promise of his mercy, Ps. 78:38. the manifestation of his presence, Matt. 18:20. and the provision of eternal glory, 1 Pet. 1:4.

Charles Buck (1771-1815) was an English Independent minister, best known for the publication of his “Theological Dictionary”. According to the “Dictionary of National Biography”, a Particular Baptist minister named John C. Ryland (1723-1792) assisted Buck by writing many of the articles for the aforementioned publication. One may conclude, based not only Buck’s admiration for his friend Ryland, but also on the entries in his Theological Dictionary, that he stood head and shoulders with the High-Calvinists of his day.

Charles Buck on the Biblical Covenants (Complete)
Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary