A View Of Lord Bolingbroke's Philosophy (volume 2); In Four Letters To A Friend

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Warburton

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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. 1755. Excerpt: ... and verse, to support his charge. This but increases your surprize. It is very likely: for Philosophers, as well as Poets, of a certain rank, aim at nothing but (as Bays expresses it) to elevate and surprize. Who would not conclude, from this representation, that the first; Christians began their profession in a total corruption of manners; and that, like the Magi of old, it was a law amongst them to marry their Mothers and Daughters. Whereas the simple fact, as St. Paul states it, in his first and second Epistles to the Corinthians, was this, A certain man had married his Father's wife; (but whether before or after his conversion, the writer says not) and on the Apostle's reprehension, convinced and ashamed of his folly, he repented, and made satisfaction for the scandal, he had occasioned. 2. Again, these wonderful Essays tell us, that when Jesus speaks of legions of Angels, it is the language of Paganism; but when Lord Bolingbroke speaks of numberless created intelligencies superior to man, it is the language of Nature: for, this, his Lordship assures us, is founded on what we know of actual existence. We are led to it it by plain, direSi, unforced Analogy. But that of Jesus stands on no other foundation, philosophically speaking, than of a Mere Possible existence ofsuch spirits, as are admitted for divers Theolcigical Uses. 8 But why these different measures, the one for himself, and the other for his friends, the Divines? His last words let us into the secret. His philosophical intelligencies are a very harmless race 3 but the Christian Legions are much given to theological mischief. Minis ring Angels bring in, what he can by no means relish, a particular, and a moral providence.--God's physical Providence, and the civil providence of the Magistrate,...

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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. 1755. Excerpt: ... and verse, to support his charge. This but increases your surprize. It is very likely: for Philosophers, as well as Poets, of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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