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JE SU U S
VINDICATE DIN LIERA IN FOUR PAR TO SFORD.
The FIFTH EDITION.
By the Right Reverend
I O N D ON:
Printed by and for J. WATTS; and Sold by him at the
Printing-Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields. And by B. DOD, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary-Lane,
near Stationers-Hall. MDCCXLIX ,
[Price 1 s. 68.]
T is now above twenty Years, since the following Sheets were first printed. They were intended as an Answer to some of
the principal Parts of Mr. Woolston's Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour, &c. which were published in 1727 and 1728, and in which he treated those Miracles after the most ludicrous and outrageous Manner, without any Regard to Truth, and even to the Appearance of it, either in his Criticisms, or his Reasonings, or his Quotations. Such Writings Then alarmed all Good Christians, and several Learned ones employed their Pens to take off
ill Impressions, which it was feared) his bold Attempts might make on the Unlearned and Unstable. At that time appeared in Print the Four Parts of this Treatise, The Miracles of Jesus Vindicated; which have therefore more of a controversial Turn in them, than may be Necessary or Pleasing at present to a Reader, who has never perused those wild and extravagant Performances of Mr.Woolston. However the Printer, now finding a Call for a fifth Impression of them, has furnish'd the Author with an Occasion of reviewing them. In several Passages what seem'd personal, and now-a
days unseasonable, has been omitted; that the Arguments and Proofs may be the better attended to: And some few additional Notes have been inserted, which may help to give a farther Light and Strength to what had been before advanced. If this Treatise has already proved, or shall hereafter prove, of Use to fupport the Truth of Chriftianity, the Author thinks his Labour to have been well bestowed in the Service of that divine Being, to whose Honour and Glory his Life is dedicated, and his Studies shall ever be directed,
St. Martin's, Westmin,
ster, May 1, 1749.
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