A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in England in the Last and Present Century: With Observations Upon Them, and Some Account of the Answers that Have Been Published Against Them, Volumen1
T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies, 1798
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Página 324 - Though the being to whom the miracle is ascribed, be in this case Almighty, it does not, upon that account, become a whit more probable ; since it is impossible for us to know the attributes or actions of such a Being, otherwise than from the experience which we have of his productions in the usual course of nature.
Página 8 - God : and he particularly urgeth the necefftty of obferving the ten commandments : that we are obliged to repent of our fins in order to our obtaining forgivenefs, and that this repentance includeth both a forrow for our fins, and a turning from them to the right way. He alfo infifteth upon, the belief of the immortality of the foul, and a future ftate of rewards and pumfhments, in which God will recompenfe men according to their a&ons, and even according to their thoughts*.
Página 289 - But do we pretend to be acquainted with the nature of the human soul and the nature of an idea, or the aptitude of the one to produce the other...
Página 294 - Here, then, is a kind of preestablished harmony between the course of nature and the succession of our ideas ; and though the powers and forces by which the former is governed, be wholly unknown to us, yet our thoughts and conceptions have still, we find, gone on in the same train with the other works of nature.
Página 218 - Toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead (and set him at his own right hand, in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but in that which is to come.
Página 319 - And indeed, when we consider how aptly natural and moral evidence link together, and form only one chain of argument, we shall make no scruple to allow, that they are of the same nature, and derived from the same principles.
Página 27 - ... me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Página 347 - ... is destroyed by the testimony of two others, who affirm him to have been two hundred leagues distant at the same instant when the crime is said to have been committed.
Página 321 - A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.
Página 338 - ... and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves ; of such undoubted integrity as to place them beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others ; of such credit and reputation in the eyes of mankind as to have a great deal to lose in case of...