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TO THE THIRD EDITION.
The established character of Principal Hill's Theological Lectures, and the gratifying testimonies which have been borne to their value, not in the Scottish church alone, but also by distinguished men in other portions of the Church of Christ, have induced the Editor to present them again, unchanged as to the matter of which they treat.
The form in which they now appear has been adopted with the view of making them more generally accessible than they were, and of suiting the convenience, in particular, of Students of Divinity. To them, and to readers of every description, the Index, which is subjoined to this Edition, will probably be useful.
CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
Belief of a Deity founded on the constitution of the Human
Mind-- Almost universal - Moral government of God traced
in the constitution of Human Nature, and the state of the
Sect. 1. External Evidence of their authenticity full and va-
rious— Internal marks.
2. Various readings—Sources of correction.
Manner in which the claim of containing a divine revelation is
advanced in the New Testament - Contents of the Books
System of religion and morality-- Condition of the sacred
Sect. 1. Argument from the miracles of Jesus—Uniformity of
the course of nature-Power of the Almighty to
interpose.-Communication of this power a striking
mark of a divine commission.—Harmony between
the internal and external evidence of Christianity-
Miracles of the Gospel illustrate its peculiar doc,
2. Mr. Hume's argument against miracles-Circumstan-
ces which render the testimony of the Apostles cre-
of Jesus are narrated-No opposite testimony.
prodigies and miracles mentioned in history--Dura-
John xi. Exhibition of character— The historian- The other
Apostles—The family of Lazarus-Our Lord— Resurrec-
SECT. I. Antiquity and integrity of the books of the Old Tes.