Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions Volume 1

Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...ever I saw, being without all cloud, did to my thinking see the place from whence it came. And now'I sent mybook to be printed in Paris at my cost and charges, without suffering it to be divulged to others than to such as I thought might be"worthy readers of it; though afterwards, reprinting it in England, I not only dispersed it among the prime scholars in Europe, but was sent to not only from the nearest but furthest parts of Christendome, to desire the sight of my book, for which they promised any thing I should desire by way of return. On this narrative of Lord Herbert, Dr Leland, in his View of the Deistical Writers, makes the fol "lowing remarks: --" I have no doubt of his Lord ship's sincerity in this account; the serious air with which he relates it, and the solemn protestation he makes as in the presence of the eternal God, will not suffer us to question the truth of what he relates; viz., that he both made that address to God which he mentions, and that, in consequence of this, he was persuaded that he heard the noise he takes notice of, and regarded as a mark of God s approbation of the request he had made; and accordingly this great man was determined by it to publish his book. He seems to have considered it as a kind of imp-rimatur given to it from Heaven, and as signifying the Divine approbation of the book itself, and of what was contained in it. I shall now merely observe, that the inference which was drawn from Colonel Gardiner's story is completely neutralized by this counterpart to it; by the fact, that while one special sign warps a sinner of the awful consequence of slighting the gospel, mother encourages a deist to publish a work, the design of which is to completely overturn...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661433X
  • 9781236614339