An Address to the Deists

An Address to the Deists

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ... and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns. Now Rome was become Chriftian when the Roman empire was divided into ten (or many) diftinft kingdoms. Alfb, becaufe what is faid of the beaft in the 3d verfe, agrees much better with the hiftory of Rome after fhe became Chriftian than before. Suppofing, with the moft eminent commentators, (Mede, Daubuz, Sir Ifaac Newton, Lowman, Bifhop Newton, &c.) the forty-two months, mentioned in the text, to be rightly interpreted to mean fo many years as there are days in that number of months. "And "And I faw one of his heads as if it were "wounded to death: and his deadly wound "was healed." The burning of the capitol, to which Dr Hammond thought this deadly wound is to be referred, feems hardly of importance enough to be an object of prophecy. And yet this learned man could not find any part of the Pagan Roman hiftory more applicable to it than this: which is a ftrong proof, in my opinion, of the veaknefs of his fyftem. But in the hiftory of Chriftian Rome there is a very important event, which feems to anfwer very well to this prophecy--viz. The Reformation; by which near one half of Europe fell off from the Pope. Some eminent commentators, however, think it received its aceomplimment, when an end was put to the imperial government by Odoacer; or rather, when Rome was reduced to a dukedom, and made tributary to the Exarchate of Ravenna, and when there was not the leaft probability of her ever being the feat of empire again. It is added, " and all the world won"dered after the beaft." Now it is very certain the revival of fbvereign power under the Popes in that city, and of fueh a nature too, was fufficient to excite the greateft wonder. It had indeed...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969081
  • 9781236969088