On The Whole Doctrine Of Final Causes; A Dissertation In Three Parts, With An Introductory Chapter…

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byWilliam Josiah Irons

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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. 1836. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. With which he comments on Hume's attacks on Revelation, presents a singular contrast to the zeal with which he defends " Natural Religion." It must be noted, that when Lord Brougham speaks of "Religion," his observations apply to that Natural System which the Deists are so anxious to maintain; and yet I do not doubt that his Lordship's Defence of " Religion" in some passages of his Discourse, has passed for piety with many of his Readers. It happened that that part of Lord Brougham's Discourse in which he betrays an awkward kind of admiration for Voltaire, came under my notice just as I had finished perusing the Atheistic ribaldry of that writer's tract, entitled" Songe de Platon." They who are acquainted with that impious production will sympathise with my feelings of disgust, on meeting with the anecdote which Lord Brougham records, of Voltaire's " excess of religious principle." I have observed with pain that among all the Critics who have reviewed Lord Brougham's book, not one seems to have exposed that Deistical spirit which pervades it from first to last. Some have noticed his style--some his logic--some his philosophy--none his species of Religion. I am not aware, for instance, that so palpable a fact as the following has been yet noticed.--That he invariably speaks of "Christians " merely as parties in a Theological Argument; and never once associates himself with them, or their opinions--even by the general term " we." I repeat, I do not think it has once escaped him. The words" Deist" and " Theist," are, strictly speaking, perhaps, synonymous; but yet it is generally to be observed that the former is used in a bad, and the latter in a good, sense. Custom has appropriated the term " Deist" to the enemies of all Revelations and of Christ...

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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. 1836. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. With which he comments on Hume's attacks on Revelation, presents a singular contrast to the zeal with which he defen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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