The Works of William Paley, D. D., Archdeacon of Carlisle

The Works of William Paley, D. D., Archdeacon of Carlisle

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... in his genera Review, sums up this head of evidence in the follo ' words: " Noetus, Paul of Samosata, Sabellius arcellus, Photinus, the N ovatians, Donatists, ldhnicheans, T Priscillianists, beside Artemon, the Audians, the Arians, and divers others, all received most or all the same books of the New Testament which the Catholics received; and agreed in a like respect for them as written by apostles, or their disciples and companions"; ' SECTION VIII. The four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, thirteen Epistles Qf Saint Paul, the First Epistle of John, and the First qf Peter, were received without doubt by those who doubted concerning the other books which are included in our present canon. I sure this proposition, because, if made out, it shows that the authenticity of their books was a subject amongst the early Christians of consideration and inquir; and that, where there was cause of doubt, t ey did doubt; a circumstance which strengthens very much their testimony to such books as were received by them with full acquiescence. 1. Jerome, in his account of Cains, who was probably a presbyter of Rome, and who flourished near the ear 200, records of him, that, reckoning up only t irteen epistles of Paul, he says the fourteenth, which is inscribed to the Hebrews, is not his: and then Jerome adds, " With the Romans to this day it is not looked upon as Paul's." This agrees in the main with the account given by Eusebius of the same ancient author and his work; except that Eusebius delivers his own remark in more guarded terms: " And indeed to this very time by some of the Romans, this epistle is not thought to be the apostle's." II. Origen, about twent years after Caius, quoting more

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  • Paperback | 616 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,084g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818865
  • 9781236818867