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" It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it as if, in the present age, this were... "
The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate - Page 109
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1740
...ADVERTISEMENT. per Force of the following Treatife, lies in the whole general Analogy confidered together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many Perfons, that Chriftianity is not fo much as a Subject of Inquiry ; but that it is, now at length,...
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The Analogy Or Religion Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and Course ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1765 - 467 pages
...together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many Perions, that Chriftianity is not fo much as a Subject of Inquiry ; but that it is, now...fictitious. And accordingly they treat it, as if, in the prefent Age, this were an agreed Point, among all People of Difcernment ; and nothing remained, but...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 90

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, William Empson, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1849
...but deeply satirical simplicity, in the preface to his great work: — ' It is come,' says he, ' 1 know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons • that Christianity is not so much a subject of inquiry, but ' that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. . . . On ' the contrary,...
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Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Joseph Butler - 1804
...the proper force of the following treatise, lies in the whole general analogy considered together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted,...agreed point, among all people of discernment; and nothing remained, but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were by way...
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The Panoplist, Or, the Christian's Armory, Volume 2

Congregational churches - 1807
...be said of orthodoxy : — " It is come — to be taken for granted, by many persons, that orthodoxy is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that...agreed point among all people of discernment ; and nothing remained but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and Ridicule, as it were by way of...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1807
...that the whole kingdom of England was tending fast to infidelity. " It is come," says bishop Butler, " I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of enquiry ; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and accordingly they treat it...
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Evangelical Biography: Being a Complete and Fruitful Account of the Lives ...

Erasmus Middleton - Protestant churches - 1807
...affecting description of t!ii«, by bishop Butler, whom none will suspect of exaggerating the fact: •" It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by inarw- persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that it is, untv at...
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A theological dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1810
...that the whole kingdom of England was lending fast to infidelity. u It is come," says bishop Butler, " I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a •ubject of enquiry ; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and 'accordingly...
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Biographia evangelica; or, An historical account of ... the most eminent and ...

Erasmus Middleton - 1810
...affecYing defcription of this, by bifhop Butler, whom none will fufpedr. of exaggerating the facT: : ' It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many perfons, that chriftianity is not fo much as a fubjedl of inquiry; but that it is, now at length, difcovered...
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Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge: On Commencement ...

Claudius Buchanan - Asia - 1811 - 420 pages
...testimony of Bishop Butler, to the prevalence of infidelity, is very remarkable. " It is come," says he " I know " not how, to be taken for granted, by many...agreed point among ALL PEOPLE OF DISCERNMENT; and " that nothing remained but to set it up as a principal subject of " mirth and ridicule ; as it were,...
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