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" Archbishop King, at the conclusion of his celebrated Treatise — containing some valuable observations and some singularly naif examples of the circular mode of argument — sums up his conclusions with much complacency thus : " The difficult question... "
The Hopes of the Human Race: Hereafter and Here: Essays on the Life After ... - Page 18
by Frances Power Cobbe - 1880 - 221 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 84

1846
...« The difficult question then,' says the Archbishop, ' whence comes evil ? is not unanswerable. For it ' arises from the very nature and constitution...and could not be avoided without a contradiction.' But, though we certainly cannot demonstrate that this is the ' best of all possible worlds,' and that...
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An Essay on Moral Freedom: To which is Attached, a Review of the Principles ...

Thomas Tully Crybbace - Causation - 1829 - 311 pages
...them alone the guilt is to be imputed. Moral evil does not arise, as bishop King strangely imagined, "from the very nature and constitution of created...beings, and could not be avoided without a contradiction ;" for that is manifestly untrue, as the condition of unfallen creatures demonstrates. God made all...
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Dissertations on Subjects of Science Connected with Natural Theology, Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Natural theology - 1839
...somewhat triumphantly says, " The difficult question then, whence comes evil ? is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...and could not be avoided without a contradiction." — (Chap. iv. s. 9.) To this the commentary of Bishop Law adds (Note 41), " that natural evil has...
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Man Primeval, Or, The Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human ...

John Harris - Human beings - 1849 - 480 pages
...Thus, " the difficult question, whence comes evil ? (says Archbishop King)t is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...created beings, and could not be avoided without a contradiction."t Lord Brougham, in his profound and masterly dissertation on the origin of eril, after...
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Essays, Selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Review ...

Henry Rogers - Biography - 1850
...' The difficult question then,' says the archbishop, ' whence comes evil ? is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...and could not be avoided without a contradiction.' But, though we certainly cannot demonstrate that this is the ' best of all possible worlds,' and that...
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Man Primeval: Or, The Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human ...

John Harris - Human beings - 1854 - 480 pages
...Thus, " the difficult question, whence comes evil? (says Archbishop King)f is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...and could not be avoided without a contradiction."! Lord Brougham, in his profound and masterly dissertation on the origin of evil, after exposing the...
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The Hopes of the Human Race: Hereafter and Here

Frances Power Cobbe - Electronic book - 1874 - 218 pages
...us, as it helped him, to say, " though He slay me" — aye, and far worse, slay in my sight those * Archbishop King, at the conclusion of his celebrated...plenary satisfaction in the results of his labours. who have never sinned as I have done — yet even so, " yet I will trust in Him." But he has only provoked...
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Religious belief; its difficulties in ancient and modern times compared and ...

John Quarry - Apologetics - 1880 - 196 pages
...conclusions thus : — " The difficult question, then, Wlience comes Evil ? is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...and could not be avoided without a contradiction. And though we be not able to apply these principles to all particular cases and circumstances, yet...
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A Treatise on Predestination, Election, and Grace, Historical, Doctrinal ...

Walter Arthur Copinger - Arminianism - 1889 - 465 pages
...virtue of the power of His own determination ? Moral evil does not arise, as Archbishop King asserts, " from the very nature and constitution of created beings, and could not be avoided without a contradiction ; " for that is manifestly untrue, as the condition of Unfällen creatures demonstrates. God made all...
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The History of a False Religion

Sirl E. Bart - 1971 - 129 pages
...somewhat triumphantly says, " The difficult question then, whence comes evil ? is not unanswerable. For it arises from the very nature and constitution of...and could not be avoided without a contradiction." — Chap. iv. s. 9. To this the commentary of Bishop Law adds (Note 41), "that natural evil has been...
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