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EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY

IN

THEIR EXTERNAL OR HISTORICAL DIVISION :

EXHIBITED IN

A COURSE OF LECTURES,

BY CHARLES PETTIT M'ILVAINE, D. D.

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BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE STATE OF

OHIO.

Sint castæ deliciæ meæ scripturæ tuæ; nec fallar in eis, nec fallam ex eis.

AUGUSTINE.

NINTH EDITION.

REVISED AND IMPROVED BY THE AUTHOR.

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PUBLISHED BY THE

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

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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.

CONTENTS.

character of the present times, as those of licentiousness, under the

boast of freedom, in such inquiries,

38

It derives, also, advantage from the present times, as distinguished for

scientific research and discovery,

43

II. The importance of strict attention to the spirit in which this investi-

gation is conducted,

46

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,

46

The pride of human reason is often deeply offended at the claims of

Christianity,

49

It is true of Christianity, as of many other very important matters of

truth, that objections are more easily invented than answered, 52

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