The Miscellaneous Works of Bishop Atterbury Volume 3

The Miscellaneous Works of Bishop Atterbury Volume 3

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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. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...proposed to men all at onCe, but insinuated into them only by insensible steps and degrees: and this method hath often made its way for the belief of the most monstrous doctrines, and the entertainment of the wildest absurdities. Witness (once more) several articles in the Roman Catholic faith J which, had they been ofsered to the minds of men at first in their full latitude, had been rejected with indignation and horror; but, being proposed at half views, and advanced by little and little, were also gradually admitted by men not well aware of their utmost import and tendency; every first step into error smoothing the way towards a second, and so on, till the passage was widened enough for the grossest contradictions to enter in at it... XXXVIII. Far from this Artificial method of winning belief was the Religion of Jesus. Upon its first apT pearance, after the descent of the Holy Ghost, it ofsered itself to the view of nien at full length, and in all its proportions. No moral precept was reserved for a more convenient time, no doctrine (no great fundamental doctrine) was disguised or concealed. The message it brought, it delivered plainly and openly sap once; the most unwelcome practical truths, as well as those which were better known and received; the sublimest points of faith, together with such as were more easy and credible. Cz XXXIX. The XXXIX. The Christian Religion, from small and weak beginnings, spread itself far and wide, after a slidden and strange manner; and this it did against all probability, and contrary to all the rules of success, which all other rising opinions have ever set up with. XL. Of all false Religions, the Mahometan came the nearest to the Christian, in the swift manner of its propagation; for in a small more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788834
  • 9781236788832