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The Works of Joseph Butler (Volume 1); To Which Is Prefixed a Life of the Author, by Dr Kippis with a Preface, Giving Some Account of His Character and Writings (Paperback) Loot Price: R415
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The Works of Joseph Butler (Volume 1); To Which Is Prefixed a Life of the Author, by Dr Kippis with a Preface, Giving Some Account of His Character and Writings (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1813. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. V. Of a State of Probation, as intended for Moral Discipline and Improvement. From the consideration of our being in a probation-state, of so much difficulty and hazard, naturally arises the question, how we came to be placed in it. But such a general inquiry as this would be found involved in insuperable difficulties. For, though some of these difficulties would be lessened by observing, that all wickedness is voluntary, as is implied in its very notion, and that many of the miseries of life have apparent good effects, yet when we consider other circumstances belonging to both, and what must be the consequence of the former in a life to come, it cannot but be acknowledged plain folly and presumption, to pretend to give an account of the whole reasons of this matter; the whole reasons of our being allotted a condition, out of which so much wickedness and misery, so circumstanced, would in fact arise. Whether it be not beyond our faculties, not only to find out, but even to understand, the whole account of this; or, though we should be supposed capable of understanding it, yet, whether it would be of service or prejudice to us to be informed of it, is impossible to say. But as our present condition can iu no wise be shewn inconsistent with the perfect moral government of God; so religion teaches us we were placed in it, that we might qualify ourselves, by the practice of virtue, for another state, which is to follow it. And this, though but a partial answer, a very partial one indeed, to the inquiry now mentioned, yet is a more satisfactory answer to another, which is of real, and of the utmost importance to us to have answered-- the inquiry, What is our business here? The known end, then, why we are placed in a state of so much affliction, hazard, ..

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Joseph Butler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 110
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-84568-0
Barcode: 9781150845680
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-84568-6

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