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Oaths; Their Origin, Nature, and History (Paperback) Loot Price: R535
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Oaths; Their Origin, Nature, and History (Paperback): James Endell Tyler

Oaths; Their Origin, Nature, and History (Paperback)

James Endell Tyler

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: OATHS. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY. The practical questions on which I have endeavoured, in the following treatise, to throw some light, are chiefly these three: ? First: Are Oaths, in themselves, lawful to a Christian ? or, are they altogether prohibited by the Gospel ? Secondly: If oaths are in themselves lawful, are they, as at present administered and taken in England, calculated to promote truth and justice ? and are they agreeable to the spirit of the Religion which we profess ? Thirdly: If any alterations in our system of oaths should appear desirable, on what principles, and by what means, may such changes be most safely and satisfactorily effected ? . ' The discussion of these questions I originally intended to reserve, till the reader had been put in possession of such historical information on the subject, as I had been able to glean. Afterwards, however, becoming apprehensive that such an arrangement might, in effect, throw these questions into the back-ground, and make them appear subjects of secondary consideration (whereas my desire was, that every other part of the work should bear more or less directly on their elucidation), I resolved to enter upon them at once, after a few preliminary remarks. The reader then will observe, that the treatise is divided into three parts. In the first, having traced oaths to their origin, and offered some reflections on their essential characteristics, I proceed to investigate in succession, those three practical points of inquiry; the importance of which, whether to society or to its individual members, will not probably be doubted; and each of which demands a serious, calm, and unprejudiced examination. In the second portion, I have attempted to trace the history of Oaths, from the first mention of them...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: James Endell Tyler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-73438-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-73438-3
Barcode: 9780217734387

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