Travels of an Irish Genthleman in Search of a Religion; Defence of the Ancient Irish National Faith

Travels of an Irish Genthleman in Search of a Religion; Defence of the Ancient Irish National Faith

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...the least pure, he had no other meaning in his mind than that they were the most Popish. How unreservedly, indeed, Dr. Middleton let out the whole of that inconvenient fact, which it had been so long the policy of his brother Divines to keep veiled in the background, ---namely, that Primitive Christianity was neither more nor less than Modern Popery, -'--will appear from some Remarks of his upon a Catechism professing to be by a Protestant, and giving an account of the chief articles of belief of the early Church: --" We may now see (he says) from a clear deduction of facts and circumstances, as they are set forth in this piece, /z0w directly the authority of the Primitive Fathers tends to lead us into the Church Q/'Rome; we see it ascribing a supreme and independent power to the Church, asserting the Popish Sacraments, a propitiatory sacrifice of Christ's body and blood, both for the living and the dead; Prayers for the Dead, (he says) which possesses much the largest share of the Christian world, would be undone at once if the authority of the Primitive Fathers and primitive miracles should be rejected in common by all Christians." Remarks on Observations, etc. Vol. 2. ' Some of those chnseqnences are thus significantly shadowed out by one of his opponents: --" The author must either renounce his argument or the Gospel.Those who believe the Fathers of the second and third centuries to he more credolous than those of the fourth, may fancy the Apostles to have been the most credolous of them all.--If the world was so crcdulons immediately after the Apostles, it will not be easy to comprehend how it should have been much less so in the Apostles' times: --the author's charge, indeed, more

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