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MAHOMETANISM UNVEILED.

VOL. II.

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THERE ARE TWO OBJECTS OF CURIOSITY, THE CHRISTIAN

WORLD, AND THE MAHOMETAN WORLD: ALL THE REST
MAY BE CONSIDERED AS BARBAROUS.

DOCTOR SAMUEL JOHNSON.

LONDON :
Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

AN INQUIRY,

IN WHICH

THAT ARCH-HERESY,

ITS DIFFUSION AND CONTINUANCE,

ARE EXAMINED ON A NEW PRINCIPLE,

TENDING TO CONFIRM THE EVIDENCES,

AND AID THE PROPAGATION,

OF

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.

BY

THE REV. CHARLES FORSTER, B.D.

CHANCELLOR OF ARDFERT, AND EXAMINING CHAPLAIN

TO THE LORD BISHOP OF LIMERICK.

Mahometanism began as a Christian heresy.

JOSEPH Mede.
The extraordinary success, which has attended the imposture of Mahomet, has

exercised the ingenuity of Christian writers; and yet does not appear to

have been satisfactorily explained. PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN HISTORY.
Ex Hagare. Ismaëlem suscepit Abrahamus; rem omnem, ad arcanos fines, ita
dirigente Numine.

BUDDEUS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. DUNCAN, 37. PATERNOSTER-ROW;
AND J. COCHRAN, 108. STRAND.

MDCCCXXIX.

MAHOMETANISM UNVEILED.

SECTION VIII.

ANALOGY OF THE KORAN WITH THE BIBLE.

The spurious likeness which Mahometanism so scrupulously maintains with Judaism and Christianity, through all the features in which they have been hitherto compared together, may prepare us for the existence of a corresponding resemblance between the three religious systems, in the character and structure of their respective sacred books.

This particular analogy, like those which have preceded it, will, on more near investigation, be found to obtain just in the extent which we are authorized to expect from the quality of the natural relationship between Isaac and Ishmael : the Bible being just so far successfully imitated by the Koran, as still sufficiently to keep alive the affinity, between the legitimate, and the spurious revelation.

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