An Inquiry to Learn the Right Reason of Faith, and the Economy of Revelation, by a Layman

An Inquiry to Learn the Right Reason of Faith, and the Economy of Revelation, by a Layman

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...systematically Disavowed-by both these and the higher authorities; that we have any popular proof herein, they never can recognise that Law of Nature which forbids such popular proof: and, therefore, they never can set foot upon that only solid ground, whereon Scepticism may be decisively overthrown...' I' ' SECTION SIXTH. PROP. Y.---The demand for popular certainty of Revelation, is exploded by the concurrence of the three Principal Arguments submitted in Sections 1, 2, & 3.--The particular case, of some Individuals, who attain proof herein, effects no violation of the general law of trust.--Remarkable arrangement of Providence in this provision...., ..., .., I suppose no stronger argument eould be desired, than. the striking concurrence of the three principal considerations above named, to prove that all generally diffused proof of revelation is highly forbidden; I now beg to call back the reader's attention, once more; to the principal use, though by no means the only one, to which this important matter is to be applied; namely, the refutation of Scepticism in the greatest of all its demands. To effect so desirable a purpose, I have devoted a great part of the space allowed myself in this inquiry; but, if it prove effectual, no extent of consideration can be too much, to be stow upon a head, which, so long as it remains upheld, seems to absorb all the other considerations of the subject;--a point upon which, as it has been justly remarked by Bishop Butler in his conclusion, Sceptics Are "Fortified AGAINST THE EVIDENCE." It is quite manifest, that, standing upon this ground, the Sceptic is assailable in one of two differently ways, only. The religionist must either furnish him with the Obvious Certainty he demands; or, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871200
  • 9781236871206