On the Miraculous and Internal Evidences of the Christian Revelation: And the Authority of Its Records

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Leavitt, Lord, 1836 - 395 pages

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Page 293 - That the matter of fact be such, as that men's outward senses, their eyes and ears, may be judges of it. 2. That it be done publicly, in the face of the world. 3. That not only public monuments be kept up in memory of it, but some outward actions to be performed. 4. That such monuments and such actions or observances be instituted, and do commence from the time that the matter of fact was done.
Page 242 - This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the destroyer of our gods, who teacheth all men not to sacrifice, nor to worship...
Page 223 - The works of our Saviour were always conspicuous, for they were real; both those that were healed, and those that were raised from the dead ; who were seen not only when they were healed or raised, but for a long time afterwards: not only whilst he dwelled on this earth, but also after his departure, and for a good while after it, insomuch that some of them have reached to our times *." Justin Martyr came little more than thirty years after Quadratus.
Page 187 - that there are more, and larger quotations of the small volume of the New Testament in this one Christian author, than there are of all the works of Cicero in writers of all characters for several ages...
Page 387 - ... enthusiastic. And objections from this head are not objections against revelation; but against the whole notion of religion, as a trial: and against the general constitution of nature. Secondly, Reason is able to judge, and must, of the evidence of revelation, and of the objections urged against that evidence : which shall be the subject of a following...
Page 71 - Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature : and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as complete as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined...
Page 283 - The last ten years have produced, we think, an annual supply of about ten thousand lines of good staple poetry — poetry from the very first hands that we can boast of — that runs quickly to three or four large editions — and is as likely to be permanent as present success can make it.
Page 272 - FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
Page 70 - All probability, then, supposes an opposition of experiments and observations, where the one side is found to overbalance the other, and to produce a degree of evidence, proportioned to the superiority.

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