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CONTENTS.

LECTURE IV.

HISTORICAL, POETIC AND PROVERBIAL BOOKS, FROM JOSHUA TO THE

SONG OF SOLOMON; WITH A BRIEF NOTICE OF THE APOCRYPHA.

Lost Books-Joshua-Standing still of the sun and moon-Judges-
Ruth-Samuel-Witch of Endor-Kings-Widow's oil-cruise-Story

LECTURE VI.

THE FOUR GOSPELS, AND THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

Definition of Gospel-Origin of the title, Saint-When were the Four
Gospels written?-Their authorship-Acts of the Apostles-Inspira-
tion of the Evangelists-Supposed prophecies of Jesus, quoted from
the Old Testament-Alleged miraculous conception of Jesus-Mira-
cles ascribed to him-Casting out devils, not impossible now-
Mrs. Fry and Miss Dix-Co-operative agency of faith-Allegorical in-
terpretation of some of the miraculous accounts-Supposed cessation
of miraculous power in the church-Mesmerism-Rationality of some
of the miracles recorded in the Gospels-Some things once deemed
miraculous now explained on natural principles-Jesus would not per-
form miracles where he encountered the opposition of strong unbe-

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LECTURE VIII.

CONCLUSION.

Reversal of the order of inquiry-King James' Translation-Regarded
as imperfect-Remarks of Mr. Balfour-Version sanctioned at Coun-

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