On the Miraculous and Internal Evidences of the Christain Revelation and the Authority of Its Records, Volume 1

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Page 349 - Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
Page 234 - This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the destroyer of our gods, who teacheth all men not to sacrifice, nor to worship...
Page 276 - Shakespeare, alas ! to shed a never-setting light on his contemporaries : — and if we continue to write and rhyme at the present rate for two hundred years longer, there must be some new art of short-hand reading invented — or all reading will be given up in despair. We need not distress ourselves, however, with these afflictions of our posterity : — and it is quite time that the reader should know a little of the work before us.
Page 71 - ... has seldom fallen under our observation, here is a contest of two opposite experiences, of which the one destroys the other as far as its force goes ; and the superior can only operate on the mind by the force which remains. The very same principle of experience...
Page 215 - The works of our Saviour were always conspicuous, for they were real; both those that were healed, and those that were raised from the dead ; who were seen not only when they were healed or raised, but for a long time afterwards: not only whilst he dwelled on this earth, but also after his departure, and for a good while after it, insomuch that some of them have reached to our times *." Justin Martyr came little more than thirty years after Quadratus.
Page 179 - that there are more, and larger quotations of the small volume of the New Testament in this one Christian author, than there are of all the works of Cicero in writers of all characters for several ages...
Page 71 - Now, 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 complete as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined...
Page 264 - FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
Page 276 - Our living poets will then be nearly as old as Pope and Swift are at present — but there will stand between them and that generation nearly ten times as much fresh and fashionable poetry as is now interposed between us and those writers : — and if Scott, and Byron, and Campbell, have already cast Pope and Swift a good deal into the shade, in what form and dimensions are they themselves likely to be presented to the eyes of their great-grandchildren?
Page 70 - All probability, then, supposes an opposition of experiments and observations, where the one side is found to overbalance the other, and to produce a degree of evidence, proportioned to the superiority.

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