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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R447
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects Volume 3 (Paperback): American Academy of Political Science, David Hume

Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects Volume 3 (Paperback)

American Academy of Political Science, David Hume

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ...faculties. faculties. Though the instinct be disserent, yet still it is an instinct, which teaches a man to avoid the sire; as much as that, which teaches a bird, with, such exactness, the art of incubation, and the whole economy and order of its nursery. SECTION X. Cf Miracles. PART I. THERE is, in Dr. Tillotson's writings, an argument against the real presence, which is as concise, and elegant, and strong as any argument can possibly be supposed against a doctrine, so little worthy of a serious resutation. It is acknowledged on all hands, fays that learned prelate, that the authority, either of the scripture or of tradition, is founded merely in the testimony of the apostles, who were eye-witnesses to those miracles of our Saviour, by which he proved his divine mission. Our evidence, then, for the truth of the Christian religion is less than the evidence for the truth of our senses; because, even in the first authors of our religion, it was no greater; and it is evident it must diminish in passing from them to their disciples; nor can any one rest such confidence in their testimony, as in the immediate objects of his senses. But a weaker evidence can never destroy a stronger j and therefore, fore, were the doctrine of the real presence ever so clearly revealed in scripture, it were directly contrary to the rules of just reasoning to give our assent to it. It contradicts sense, though both the scripture and tradition, on which it is supposed to be built, carry not such evidence with them as senses when they are considered merely as external evidences, and are not brought home to every one'j breast, by the immediate operation of the Holy Spirit. Nothing is so convenient as a decisive argument of this kind, which must at leastfilcnce the...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: American Academy of Political Science • David Hume
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65751-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-65751-0
Barcode: 9781150657511

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