The works of William Paley, Volume 1

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Longman, 1838 - 269 pages
 

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Contents

The Argument cumulative
49
Of the Mechanical and Immechanical Parts and Functions of Animals and Vegetables
50
Of Mechanical Arrangement in the Human Frame Of the Bones
55
Of the Muscles
66
Of the Vessels of Animal Bodies
73
Of the Animal Structure regarded as a Mass
84
Comparative Anatomy
92
Peculiar Organization
100
Prospective Contrivances
104
Instincts
119
EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY
197
PART I
203
Evidence of the Sufferings of the first Propagators of Christianity
204
Indirect Evidence of the Sufferings of the first Propagators
212
That the Story for which the first Propagators of Christianity
222
The same proved from the Authority of our historical Scriptures
231
Of the Authenticity of the historical Scriptures in eleven Sections
237
Of the peculiar Respect with which they were quoted
252
Commentaries c were anciently written upon
259
OF THE DIRECT HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF CHRISTIANITY
275
PART IIOF THE AUXILIARY EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY
287
The Candour of the Writers of the New Testament
305
Scripture with the State of Things in those Times as represented
315
Undesigned Coincidences
328
Of the Propagation of Christianity
331
A BRIEF CONSIDERATION OF SOME POPULAR OBJECTIONS
348
Christian Writers themselves so fully or frequently as might have
359
Dedication
376
The Epistle to the Philippians
433
The Second Epistle to Timothy
451
Dedication
475
Definition and Use of the Science
483
MORAL OBLIGATIONS
500
The Question Why am I obliged to keep my word? resumed
501
The Will of God
502
The Divine Benevolence
503
Utility
505
The Necessity of General Rules
506
The Consideration of General Consequences pursued
507
Of Right
509
The Division of Rights
510
The General Rights of Mankind
512
RELATIVE DUTIES PART I OF RELATIVE DUTIES WHICH ARE DETERMINATE Chap I Of Property
515
The History of Property
517
Promises 520
520
Contracts
525
Contracts of Sale
526
Contracts of Hazard
528
Contracts of Lending of inconsumable Property
529
Contracts concerning the Lending of Money
530
Contracts of LabourService
532
Contracts of LabourCommissions
534
Contracts of LabourPartnership
535
Contracts of LabourOffices
536
Lies
537
Oaths
539
Oath in Evidence
542
Oath of Allegiance
543
Oath against Bribery in the Election of Members of Parliament
544
Oaths to observe Local Statutes
546
Wills
547
Gratitude
565
Slander
566
TUTION OF THE SEXES AND OF THE CRIMES OPPOSED
568
Polygamy
575
The Duty of Children
588
Suicide
595
BOOK VIELEMENTS OF POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE
619
Scriptures
629
Of different Forms of Government
635
Of Population and Provision and of Agriculture and Commerce
681
Seriousness in Religion indispensable above all other Dispositions
713
Taste for Devotion
719
The Love of God
724
Meditating upon Religion
728
Of the State after Death
731
On Purity of the Heart and Affections
734
Of the Doctrine of Conversion
737
Prayer in Imitation of Clirist
742
On Filial Piety
744
To think less of our Virtues and more of our Sins Part 1
747
To think less of our Virtues and more of our Sins Part 2
751
Salvation for Penitent Sinners
755
Sins of the Fathers upon the Children
758
How Virtue produces Belief and Vice Unbelief
761
Johns Message to Jesus
764
On Insensibility to Offences
767
Seriousness of Disposition necessary
769
The Efficacy of the Death of Christ
772
All stand in Need of a Redeemer
775
The Efficacy of the Death of Christ consistent with the necessity of a good Life the one being the Cause the other the Condition of Salvation
778
Pure Religion
781
The Agency of Jesus Christ since his Ascension
784
Of Spiritual Influence in general Parti
789
Of Spiritual Influence in general Part 2
792
Of Spiritual Influence in general Part 3
795
Sin encountered by Spiritual Aid Part 1
799
Evil Propensities encountered by the Aid of the Spirit Part 2
802
The Aid of the Spirit to be sought and preserved by Prayer Part 3
804
The Destruction of the Canaanitea
807
Neglect of Warnings
810
The Terrors of the Lord
813
Preservation and Recovery from Sin
817
This Life a State of Probation
821
The Knowledge of one another in a Future State
824
The General Resurrection
827
SERMONS ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS Sermon I Caution recommended in the Use and Application of Scriptural Language
830
Advice addressed to the Young Clergy of the Diocese of Carlisle
833
A Distinction of Orders in the Church defended upon Principles of Public Utility
837
The Use and Propriety of local and occasional Preaching
841
Dangers incidental to the Clerical Character stated
849
Preached at the Assizes of Durham
854
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860
The Order for the Visitation op the Sick
872
Proper Collects that may be used with any of the Prayers
881
A Prayer for a Person in the Beginning of his Sickness
886
A Prayer to be said when the sick Person grows lightheaded
892
A general Prayer for Preparation and Readiness to die
898
For a Person in the Small Pox or any suchlike raging infectious Disease
904
For natural Fools or Madmen
908
Tiie Ministration of Private Baptism of Children in Houses
917
Reasons for Contentment addressed to the Labouring Part of the British
929

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Page 361 - Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet'; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' '"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Page 361 - Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience
Page 472 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Page 364 - Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know...
Page 416 - But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood...
Page 459 - That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Page 434 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men ; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance : for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Page 292 - Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.* 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things, which are written may be fulfilled.
Page 517 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Page 361 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, " Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord." Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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