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On a Late

Cbriftianity not founded on Argument.

In a LETTER to a friend.

AUTHOR of An Answer to Christianity as Old
as the Creation, by Dr. Tindal :

The Divine Authority of the Old and New Testament

Afferted, &c. against The Moral Philosopher.

Printed for R. HETT, at the Bible and Crown, in the
Poultry : And Sold by J. STAGG, in Westminstera

Hall. M. DCC. XLIV.

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TI is proper to advertise the Reader, that I the Letter now publishd, and another which is to follow it, were written by the Author, some time fince, at the Request of a Friend, before he had seen any of the Answers that have been made to that Pamphlet. After reading some of these Answers, he judgd it unnecessary to publish these Remarks : But as some Persons, for whose Judgment he has a very great Regard, were of opinion they might fill be of Use, he has consented to the Publication.

ERRAT. P. 8. lin. 31, for Truth read Faith.

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REMARKS on a late Pamphlet, entitled,

Christianity not founded on Argument, &c.


Now send you, according to your Desire, some Remarks on a Pamphlet that has made some noise, and which hath a very odd Title,

Christianity not founded on Argument. It is but very lately that I read it, tho’ it be a considerable Time since it was first published. For, bem sides that I live at a distance from your great Metropolis, I have seen so much of these Gentlemen's Way of Writing, and have met with so little to inform the Understanding, or that can be called fair Reasoning and Argument, that I confess my Curiosity is not much raised by any thing that appears from that Quarter. But upon your acquainting me, that it was represented as a subtil Attack upon Christianity, and desiring my Thoughts upon it, I have read it over with some Care. The way of treating the Subject, and the Turn given to Things, is new and uncommon, the Style Iprightly and agreeable; but upon the most impartial Consideration, I cannot think that Christianity has much to fear from this Gentleman, any more than from those that have gone before him.

He has chosen a Manner of Writing, which, it is probable, he supposed might answer his Purpose ;



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