The Works Of That Learned And Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker Volume 1; Containing Eight Books…

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byRichard Hooker

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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. 1807 Excerpt: ...Scripture aboundeth with fo great ftore of Laws in this kind: for they are either fuch as we of ourfelves could not eafily have found out, and then the benefit is not fmall to have them readily fet down to our hands; or if they be fo clear and manifeft that no man endued with Reafon can lightly be ignorant of them, yet the Spirit, as it were, borrowing them from the fchool of Nature, as ferving to prove things lefs manifeft, and to induce a perfuafion of fomewhat which were in itfelf more hard and dark, unlefs it fhould in fuch fort be cleared, the very applying of them unto cafes particular is not without moft fingular ufe and profit many ways for men's inftruction. Befides, be they plain of themfelves or oblcure, the Jus naturale eft quod in Lege et Evangelio continctur, p. i. d. i. evidence evidence of God's own teftimony, added unto the Book natural aflent of Reafon concerning the certainty of Ithem, doth not a little comfort and confirm the" fame. Wherefore, inafmuch as our actions are converfant about things befet with many circumftances, which caufe men of fundry wits to be alfb ot fundry judgments concerning that which ought to be done; requifite it cannot but feem the rule of divine Law fhould herein help our imbecility, that we might the more infallibly underftand what is good and what evil. The firft principles of the Law of Nature are eafy; hard it were to find men ignorant of them. But concerning the duty which Nature's Law doth require at the hands of men in a number of things particular, fo a far hath the natural underftanding even of fundry whole nations been darkened, that they have not difcerned, no, not grofs iniquity to be fin. Again, being fo prone as we are to fawn upon ourfelves, and to be ignorant as much as may be of our own de...

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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. 1807 Excerpt: ...Scripture aboundeth with fo great ftore of Laws in this kind: for they are either fuch as we of ourfelves could not eafily have ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217896774

ISBN - 13:9780217896771

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