Memoirs of Thomas Hollis Volume 1

Memoirs of Thomas Hollis 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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...mandmcnt is, " Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house." V This proposal can be of no advantage to us; but may prove disad" vantageous; and we have, all of us, at our admiffion, promised, under " our hands, to consult the good of the society; and ought not to break " the fundamental covenant upon which we were admitted." Sir Isaac was certainly in the right, at least in some of his reasons. And I suppose the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge may, on their part, have been as well accommodated for the purpose of their institution, as if their proposal had been complied with. To have had any thing in common with the Royal Society might have sullied them with suspicions of being contaminated with the heresy, or the incredulity, of some of the philosophers who were of that society. When these remarks of Sir Isaac were written is uncertain. It must have been however some very little time after the first institution of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, as he had not heard of them, and as they were not then provided with a place of meeting. Sir Isaac consequently could not be acquainted with their plan, much it the better for such information. One part of this plan is, to purchase pious books, and to disperse them into different parts of the kingdom. But it has been objected, that these books are all of them written in conformity to doctrines which are many of them peculiar to the church os England, rather than to Christianity; and may as soon promote the ignorance and prejudices of a sect of Christians, as the knowledge of the pure and unadulterated doctrines of the noble and generous Gospel of CHRIST; and probably some such apprehenfions Sir Isaac Newton might have had, as may be more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943198
  • 9781236943194