An epitome of Paley's Evidences of Christianity; by a member of the University of Cambridge

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Page 91 - He saw by an excellent spirit what should come to pass at the last, and he comforted them that mourned in Sion. He shewed what should come to pass for ever, and secret things or ever they came.
Page 146 - 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 128 - 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.
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Page 47 - The force of the testimony of the period which we have considered, is greatly strengthened by the observation, that it is the testimony, and the concurring testimony, of writers who lived in countries remote from one another. Clement flourished at Rome, Ignatius at Antioch, Polycarp at Smyrna, Justin Martyr in Syria, and Irenaeus in France.
Page 174 - English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order. With copious Illustrations and Examples drawn from the Best Writers.
Page 130 - ... 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 137 - Tertullian, who comes about fifty years after Justin, appeals to the governors of the Roman empire in these terms : " We were but of yesterday, and we have filled your cities, islands, towns, and boroughs, the camp, the senate, and the forum.
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Page 120 - This rest synchronizes with the attempt of Caligula to place his statue in the temple of Jerusalem ; the threat of which outrage produced amongst the Jews a consternation that for a season diverted their attention from every other object.* XI.

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