The Evidences Of Christianity; In A Course Of Lectures, Delivered In The Parish Church Of St. Mary…

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...religion which they were advanced to undermine. I. The objections against the Christian religion are Inadmissible. Common sense tells us that direct and positive proofs, resting upon facts, and confirmed by experience, must be rebutted by direct and positive proofs, resting upon clearer facts, confirmed by a wider experience, and directed against the evidences supporting the case which is in question. Now, we shall find, that the objections of infidelity are speculative opinions merely, and thus wrong in kind; and aimed against the matter of Revelation, and not the evidences, and thus wrong in object; and on both accounts are utterly inadmissible in all fair reasoning. They are Wrong In Kind. What can mere conjecture and hypothesis avail against a mass of positive facts, sustained by all history, profane and ecclesiastical, and constituting a body of proof such as the world never before saw? Even in scientific questions, it is easy to frame objections. A disputant may invent hypotheses, and some of them sufficiently plausible, against any section, for instance, of the Principia of Newton. By omitting some link in the chain of reasoning, taking up insulated parts of a subject, and showing them to be contradictory to some principle, he may make out a case, which to an unfurnished mind appears strong, and yet to a sound reasonev has no force whatever, though it may he difficult for him at first to detect where the fallacy lies. But who regards such sophisms when once exposed? Much less do men regard such hypotheses in directly practical matters. What weight do they attribute to speculative difficulties in matters of agriculture, commerce, jurisprudence, legislation? What would the sceptic himself say, if his method as to Christianity were...

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...religion which they were advanced to undermine. I. The objections against the Christian religion are Inadmissib...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217348688

ISBN - 13:9780217348683

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