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Degree of evidence that ought to be expected in matters

of revealed religion....

Whiston. 72

Reason for believing the volume of revelation to be true.

Whiston. 78

Instructive epitome of the Old Testament Phillips. 80

Antiquity and value of the book of Genesis. Bp. Watson. 82

Proofs of the divine legation of Moses Lord Forbes. 84

That the legation of Moses could not have been forged.

Lord Forbes. 91

The Mosaic account of the origin of mankind, and of the

deluge, confirmed by reason and history. Sir W. Jones. 95-

Difficulties in the history of the Old Testament, no argu-

ment against its authenticity.... Bp. Watson. 100

Connection of the Old Testament with the New, in the

prophecy of the Messiah..

Gilpin. 102

Anecdote of a learned Rabbi, confirming the prophecy of

the Messiah

Bp. IVatson. 104

Historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and was the

author of a new religion

Gilpin. ib.

Force of the argument from prophecy Bp. Watson. 105.

Very little required to prove the truth of the Christian re-

ligion

Bp. Taylor. 107

The divine mission of Jesus verified by three most singu-

lar and incontestible facts...

Paley. 109

The apparent unsuitableness of the means to the end, in

the establishment of Christianity, a proof of its divinity.

Bp. Taylor. 118

The speedy propagation of the gospel, supernatural and

miraculous

Atterbury. 116

The same subject

Fenelon. 117

Truth of the resurrection of Jesus..

..... Gilpin. 118

Proof, in the manner of an alibi, of the resurrection of Je-

Bp. Watson. 192

Paul a proper witness of the resurrection Bp. Watson, 123

of faith in testimony

Beattie. 124

The power of working miracles, the proper accompani-

ment of a divine revelation

Sherlock. 126

Credibility of miracles, as supporting revelation.

Dr. Beattie. 129

Credibility of miracles from human testimony.

Bp. Watson. 131

The state of idolatry, and the conduct of Socrates and

other wise men respecting it, a proof of the necessity

of revelation

Sherloek. 133

Modern argument for the truth of Christianity, in the

want of success of our Christian missionaries .. Puley, 138

RELIGIOUS. PART II.

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INTERNAL evidence of the Christian religion .. Beattie, 145

The Christian religion furnishes the most elevated con-

ceptions of the Deity

Beattie. 140

The doctrine of Christ, a doctrine of truth and simplici-

ty.

Dr. Clarke. 150

The simplicity of the Gospel gives it an air of sublimity.

Mainwaring. 152

The spotless character of Christ' a proof of his coming

from God

Bp. Taylor. 153

The volume of the Scriptures superior to all other books.

Sir W. Jones. 156.

Excellence of the Seriptures, as poetic, oratorical, histori-

cal, and didactic

.... Browne. 158

Instances of the eloquence of the Scriptures. Stackhouse. 160

On tbe beauties of the Psalms...

Horne. 166

Extracts from the Scriptures, to show the beauty and va-

riety of their style

168

Tendency of Christianity to promote the interest of indi-

viduals and of society

Orr. 174

Insignificance of man no objection to Christianity.

Beattie. 178

Some incomprehensible doctrines, no argument against

its truth

Bp. Watson. 181

Prevalence of infidelity, with a specimen of its weakness

in the unbeliever's creed

Anonymous. 184

Reflections on conscience, with an exemplification of its

power in an infidel

Atterbury. 188

atbeism imprudent....

Tillotson. 194

Deism and Christianity compared

Bp. Watson. 190

Christianity, superior to natural religion,

Saurin, 197

Socrates and Jesus compared....

Rousseau, 200

Mabomet and Jesus, as prophets, compared.... Sherlock. 203

Superiority of the Christian philosophy to the Stoical.

Miss Carter. 20.

ELEGANT EXTRACTS,

FROM THE MOST

EMINENT PROSE WRITERS.

BOOK I.

RELIGIOUS. PART I.

THE BIBLE ACCOUNT OF THE CREATION.

In the beginning God created the heaven, and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light, day, and the darkness he called, night: and the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said,

Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters; and let it divide the waters from the waters.' And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the fir

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