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OF THE

Search after Souls,

. BY
Dr. COWARD, Dr. S. CLARKE, Mr.

Baxter, Dr. SYKES, Dr. Law,
Mr. PECKARD, and others.

WHEREIN
The principal Arguments for and against the
Materiality are collected : And the Distinc.
tion between the mechanical and moral Syfe
tem stated.

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An ESSAY to ascertain the Condition of the Christian,

during the Mediatorial Kingdom of JESUS: which
neither admits of a fleeping, nor supposes a separate
State of the Sou L after Death.

By CALEB FLEMIN G.

Πανά δοκιμαζετε το καλον καηεκετε.

LONDON:
Printed for C. HENDERSON, under the Royal-Ex-

change; and fold by John Noon in the Poultry;
and P. BRINDLEY, in New-bond-street. 1758.

265. j. 12.

THEO

JUSTI. ILLUMC

TO

NICOLAS MUNCKLEY, M. D. * Fellow of the College of Physicians,

and Fellow of the Royal-Society.

SIR,

T HE ease and health, owing,

į under God, to that generous attendance which you have many years given my family; would be sufficient to justify this dedication. But when the performance has so much to do with the system of man, and with the metaphysical writings of medical professors, the propriety is very conspicuous.

It is the business of the following Meets, to combat the material or mechanical hypothesis of the human Soul. Whatever inaccuracies, or greater defects, may meet your distinguishing

. eye,

eye, in this survey, they will the less offend; since your patronage is not so properly sought, as an opportunity seized of publickly acknowledging your FRIENDSHIP.

Whether the theological opinions, herein advanced, shall agree with, or differ from your own; the candour and ingenuity of your spirit will assuredly shew, that Dr. Munckley is an 'advocate of religious liberty.

With great efleem and obligation,

I am yours, &c.

Hoxton-Square,
July 28, 1758.

C. Fleming.

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H E universal opinion of TX the state of the pious dead, **** has been, that of an immediate felicity. Many christians have taught, that fouls of believers; are; at their death made perfećt in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory :-so far, I should conclude, they have not mistaken the doctrine of divine revelation. But when they added, to this article of faith, —their bodies being fill united to Christ, do rest in their graves until the refurreétion : they appear, to me, to have mistaken very much in their interpretation.

Absurdity seems to hang heavily on this opinion : and numbers

discern

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