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EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY
THEIR EXTERNAL OR HISTORICAL DIVISION :
A COURSE OF LECTURES,
BY CHARLES PETTIT M'ILVAINE, D. D.
BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATE OF
Sint castæ deliciæ meæ scripturæ tuæ; nec fallar in eis, nec fallam ex eis.
REVISED AND IMPROVED BY THE AUTHOR.
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,
150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.
Entered by the author, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
Right of publishing transferred to the American Tract Society.
character of the present times, as those of licentiousness, under the
boast of freedom, in such inquiries,
It derives, also, advantage from the present times, as distinguished for
scientific research and discovery,
II. The importance of strict attention to the spirit in which this investi-
gation is conducted,
The opposition between the precepts of Christianity and the natural
dispositions of man makes the question one of feeling as well as
evidence, and has a tendency to magnify objections, and to depre-
ciate the contrary,
The pride of human reason is often deeply offended at the claims of
It is true of Christianity, as of many other very important matters of
truth, that objections are more easily invented than answered, 52