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CHARLES BONNET, F.R.S.

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CONCERNING

CHRISTIANITY.

BY

M. CHARLES BONNET,

OF GENEVA, F. R. S.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY
OF SCIENCES OF PARIS,

&c. &c.

TXAN & L A T ID

JOHN LEWIS BOISSIER, Eses

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN STOCKDALE, PICCADILLY;

CHARLES DILLY, POULTRY;
AND WILLIAM CREECH, EDINBURGH.

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MR.

R. Charles Bonnet, of Geneva, from

whose works I have selected and translated this volume, is not of the Clerical profeffion, but is a gentleman of independant fortune. He is held in the highest esteem, in the literary world, as a metaphysician, philofopher, and explorer of nature. His deep views, and the lights he has thrown on various fubjects, give him an undoubted claim to the reputation be enjoys (a):

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(a) A complete and new edition of Mr. Bonnet's
works was published in 1779, at Neufchatel, in bo vols.
4to. and 18 vols. 8vo.--The contents of the 8vo. edition
are as follows:
Treatise of Infectology

I vol.
Various Observations on Insects
Memoirs of Natural History

Inquiries

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The present work represents Christianity in a philosophical point of view, which cannot but deeply impress every mind disposed to meditation.

In this sceptical and paradoxical age;' an oftentatious display of erudition_every alluring and fascinating grace of style_every fpecious argument, calculated to misguide the unwaryhave been employed to undermine our holy religion. It must therefore be a source of infinite satisfaction, to those who fincerely search after truth, to see the man of genius, the man of learning and deep reflection, stand forth to

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Inquiries concerning the use of Leaves
Confiderations on Organized Bodies
Contemplations of Nature
Writings on Natural History
Letters on various Subjects of Natural

History
Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the

Soul
Essay on Psychology
Philosophical Palingenesis
Miscellaneous

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