Defence Of The Christian Faith; 4 Lects: 4 lects

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byHugh Sherrard

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... LECTURE III. TEUE RELIGION; OE, THE TEACHINGS OF NATURE, EXPERIENCE, AND THE BIBLE, WITH BEGARD TO THE BUTT AND INTEBEST OF MAN. Moke than a century since, Bishop Butler said, "there are some persons, who seem to be getting into a way of neglecting, and, as it were, overlooking revelation, as of small importance, provided natural religion be kept to." Some time afterwards, Paley wrote, "I deem it unnecessary to prove that mankind stood in need of a revelation, because I have met with no serious person, who thinks, that, even under the Christian revelation, we have too much light, or any degree of assurance which is superfluous." There are, it is to be feared, many persons at the present time, who hold the views thus alluded to by these distinguished writers; and seem to think that mankind can dispense with any special revelation from God. "The Almighty," we are now told, "caimot help revealing Himself always to mankind." ""We are not to suppose that inspiration was confined to the writers of the Old and New Testaments." Conscience is regarded, not as a moral faculty, that has become dimmed and darkened, and requires to be enlightened by an external revelation; but rather as that faculty, which is to "correct revelation itself by its own best instincts." "The repressive idea of revelation," is looked upon as the adversary of conscience: and the "faculty of faith," we are told, "has turned inwards, and cannot now accept any outer manifestations of the truth of God." Such are a few of the vague and plausible generalities, which are accepted by many, in the present day, as the result of "solid learning and profound thought." But, if this controversy is not to be a 'war of words,' let us understand exactly the senses in which the principal terms are employed. Th...

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... LECTURE III. TEUE RELIGION; OE, THE TEACHINGS OF NATURE, EXPERIENCE, AND THE BIBLE, WITH BEGARD TO THE BUTT AND INTEBEST OF MAN....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217702708

ISBN - 13:9780217702706

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