The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 4

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 4

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ..." ' 2. s the foregoing asserte-rs of-liberty, givetus' definitions of liberty, as grounded on experience, which are consistent with necessity; so some of the greatest patrons of liberty, do by their concessions in this matter, sufficiently destroy all argument from experience.-. Erasmus, in his treatise for Free-will, against Luther, says, That " among the difficulties which have exercised the theologers and philosophers of all ages', there is none greater than the question of free-will.""" And Mr. Le Clerc, speaking. of this book of Erasmus, says, ' That " the question of free-will was too subtile for Erasmus, who was no philosopher; whichmakes him often contradict himself."1' r The late Bishop of Sarum, thoughhe contends, Every man experiences liberty, yet owns, that great_cl_ifliculties attend the subject on all lzanils, and that therefore-he pretends not to explain orianswer tllm.'_lj-' ' The famous Bernard Ocbin, a great Italian wit, has written i ta most subtile and ingenious book. entitled, Labyrinths concerning Free-will and Predestination, &c. lwherein he shews, that they who assert that man acts freely, are involved in four great" difficulties, and that those who assert that man acts necessarily, fall into four other difficulties. So that he forms eight labyrinths, four against liberty and four against necessit_1/.-He turns himself all manner of ways to get clear of them; but not being ab-le to find any solution, he constantly concludes with a prayer to God to deliver him from these abysses. Indeed, in the progress of his work, he endeavours to furnish means to get out of this prison: but he concludes that the only way is to say, with Socrates, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866495
  • 9781236866493