Of the Foundations of Religion, and the Fountains of Impiety. Three Books, by the REV. F. A. Valsecchi Volume 1

Of the Foundations of Religion, and the Fountains of Impiety. Three Books, by the REV. F. A. Valsecchi Volume 1

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...life OF-a substance essentially intelligent, confisting in this intellectual faculty. it may be concluded from thence, that the soul being incorruptible, must be also immortal, of its own nature. is infinitely distant from every contact, and cannot come within the" sphere of any corporeal power. ' Lib. I. Tuscul Disput. cap. 29. ' 'T Le P. Lamyssd' i 15. connoiffam de soi meme Trait. second. p. I; slide over one of them, must fall into another; and whilst they strain every effort to i-mpugn one of its important theorems, they confess a-no-r ther' very great and momentous one. Then I tell them, considering the nature of the rational _. soul, there is no principle of corruption observeable in it, nor can there be found in all created nature, a power able to destroy, or annihilate it. How then-can we hefitate as to its eternal durationi-Alone, because God can annihilaie it. Therefore, I reply, we cannot doubt of theeternal duration of the soul, without confesiing the existence of an 'infinite God, who can annihilate it, as he created it out of nothing. f say, m: by blind neceffitv, as the almighty power dF the' sovereign is not denied, who, as St. Augustin says, ' habet cordiuminclinandorum, quo placet omnipotentiffimam potes; tatem." Which, nevertheless, takes not from intelligent crea? tures that liberty, which makes them capable of merit, or demerit, and hence of reward, and ofpunishment; their days happy, and are favoured with every prosperity: and on the other hand, those, who regulate their actions by equity, and by the laws, dragg, and oftentimes end their lives in affliction, and disasters. At which, Claudian, writing against Rufinus, and many others, were oftentimes surprised, that so frequently were to manifest in another...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236909690
  • 9781236909695