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

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Robert Carter, 1850 - Apologetics
 

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OCLC: 35250948
Related Subjects: Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc. | Apologetics. | Apologetics -- History -- 19th century.
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Page 387 - Scripture given to particular persons, requiring actions which would be immoral and vicious were it not for such precepts. But it is easy to see that all these are of such a kind, as that the precept changes the whole nature of the case and of the action, and both constitutes and...
Page 387 - ... whether it contains things different from what we should have expected from a wise, just, and good Being: for objections from hence have been now obviated; but whether it contains things plainly contradictory to wisdom, justice, or goodness ; to what the light of nature teaches us of God. And I know nothing of this sort objected against Scripture, excepting such objections as are formed upon suppositions which would equally conclude that the constitution of nature is contradictory to wisdom,...
Page 282 - Of near two hundred and fifty authors, whose works are cited in these volumes, by far the greater part of whom were celebrated in their generation, there are not thirty who now enjoy...
Page 242 - This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the destroyer of our Gods, who teaches many neither to offer sacrifice nor to worship.
Page 284 - ... shall sit in our mouldering chair, and more than half prefer them to those by whom they have been superseded ! It is an hyperbole of good nature, however, we fear, to ascribe to them even those dimensions at the end of a century.
Page 187 - 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 223 - 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 284 - The thought, we own, is a little appalling ; — and we confess we see nothing better to imagine than that they may find a comfortable place in some new collection of specimens — the centenary of the present publication. There...
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 272 - FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...

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