An Epitome of Paley's Evidences of Christianity

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1828
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Page 5 - That there is satisfactory evidence that many, professing to be original witnesses of the Christian miracles, passed their lives in labors, dangers, and sufferings, voluntarily undergone in attestation of the accounts which they delivered, and solely in consequence of their belief of those accounts; and that they also submitted, from the same motives, to new rules of conduct.
Page 88 - He saw by an excellent spirit, what should come to pass at the last, and he comforted them that mourned in Sion. He showed what should come to pass for ever, and secret things or ever they came.
Page 141 - KNOW not a more rash or unphilosophical conduct of the understanding than to reject the substance of a story by reason of some diversity in the circumstances with which it is related. The usual character of human testimony is substantial truth under circumstantial variety. This is what the daily experience of courts of justice teaches. When accounts of a transaction come from the mouths of different witnesses, it is seldom that it is not possible to pick out apparent or real inconsistencies between...
Page 123 - Hammond :—" A difficulty has arisen respecting these words, from the circumstance of its appearing, from other historical records, that Cyrenius was not made governor of Syria till ten or twelve years after the birth of Christ, and that at the beginning of his government an assessment was made in Judaea. In order to meet this difficulty, it is to be stated that the words in the original admit of being translated ' This was the first assessment (or enrolment) of Cyrenius, the governor of Syria.
Page 40 - That the historical books of the New Testament, meaning thereby the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, are quoted, or alluded to, by a series of Christian writers, beginning with those who were contemporary with the apostles, or who immediately followed them, and proceeding in close and regular succession from their time to the present.
Page 125 - ... circumstances in which they consist to the places in which those circumstances occur, and the circuitous references by which they are traced out) demonstrates, that they have not been produced by meditation, or by any fraudulent contrivance. But coincidences, from which these causes are excluded, and which are too close and numerous to be accounted for by accidental concurrences of fiction, must necessarily have truth for their foundation.
Page 167 - A DICTIONARY OF LATIN PHRASES, comprehending a methodical digest of the various phrases from the best authors, which have been collected in all phraseological works hitherto published; for the more speedy progress of students in Latin Composition. By W. ROBERTSON, AM of Cambridge. A new Edition, with considerable additions and corrections. For the use of the Middle and Upper Classes in Schools. Pr. 15.
Page 168 - THE ANTIQUITIES OF GREECE; .being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Greeks, designed to illustrate the Greek Classics, by explaining Words and Phrases according to the Rites and Customs to which they refer.
Page 131 - We were but of yesterday, and we have filled your cities, islands, towns, and boroughs, the camp, the senate, and the forum.
Page 2 - That it is contrary to experience that a miracle should be true, but not contrary to experience that testimony should be false.

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