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" It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it as if, in the present age, this were... "
Evangelical Biography: Or, An Historical Account of the Lives & Deaths of ... - Page 408
by Erasmus Middleton - 1816
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The Analogy of Religion: Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1765 - 467 pages
...come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many Perions, that Chriftianity is not fo much as a Subject of Inquiry ; but that it is, now at length,...fictitious. And accordingly they treat it, as if, in the prefent Age, this were an agreed Point, among all People of Difcernment ; and nothing remained, but...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 90

1849
...deeply satirical simplicity, in the preface to his great work: — ' It is come,' says he, ' 1 know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons • that...that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. . . . On ' the contrary, thus much at least will here be found, not taken ' for granted, but proved,...
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Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Joseph Butler - 1804
...the following treatise, lies in the whole general analogy considered together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1807
...kingdom of England was tending fast to infidelity. " It is come," says bishop Butler, " I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of enquiry ; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and accordingly...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1810
...kingdom of England was lending fast to infidelity. u It is come," says bishop Butler, " I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a •ubject of enquiry ; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and 'accordingly...
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Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge: On Commencement ...

Claudius Buchanan - Asia - 1811 - 420 pages
...Butler, to the prevalence of infidelity, is very remarkable. " It is come," says he " I know " not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that " Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry : but " that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious : and, " accordingly,...
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Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge ... July 1, 1810 ...

Claudius Buchanan - Sermons - 1811 - 274 pages
...Bishop Rutler to thn prevalence of Inlidclity is very remarkable. "It is come," says lie, "1 know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry: but that it is, now at length. discovered to be fictitious: and, accordingly...
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The Evangelical Magazine

Missions - 1803
...tjki-n for granted by many jjcrsuns, that Christianity is n^t so tnycli as a subject of enquiry ; biit that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and accordingly they treat it as if, ia the present a,ge, this were an agreement among *tl people of ^iscenimtnr, and nothni;1, remained...
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Sermons on Interesting Subjects

Claudius Buchanan - 1812 - 331 pages
...Butler, to the prevalence of in. fidelity, is very remarkable, " It is come," says he, " I know " not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that " Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry : hot " that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious : and ' accordingly,...
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Memoirs of the Life of the Reverend George Whitefield, A.M.: Late Chaplain ...

1812 - 316 pages
...this, by Bishop Butler, whom none will suspect of exaggerating the fact :* '" It is come, I know not how, to be taken for " granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so " much as a subject of enquiry ; but that it is, now at " length, discovered to be fictitious ; and accordingly...
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