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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... "
One Hundred Years: Being the Short History of the Church Missionary Society - Page 4
by Eugene Stock - 1899 - 188 pages
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1740
...ADVERTISEMENT. per Force of the following Treatife, lies in the whole general Analogy confidered together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many Perfons, that Chriftianity is not fo much as a Subject of Inquiry ; but that it is, now at length,...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 69

1869
...wrote, in these deplorable terms, of the state of religion which he then saw around him : — " 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...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 90

1849
...but 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 Christianity is not so much a subject of inquiry, but ' that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. . . . On ' the contrary,...
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Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Joseph Butler - 1804
...proper force of the following treatise, lies in the whole general analogy considered together. It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by...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...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1807
...that the whole 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 they treat...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - Theology - 1810
...that the whole 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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Biographia evangelica; or, An historical account of ... the most ..., Volume 4

Erasmus Middleton - 1810
...defcription of this, by bifhop Butler, whom none will fufpedr. of exaggerating the facT: : ' It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many perfons, that chriftianity is not fo much as a fubjedl of inquiry; but that it is, now at length, difcovered...
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Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge: On Commencement ...

Claudius Buchanan - Africa - 1811 - 420 pages
...testimony of Bishop 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, they...
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Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge ... July 1, 1810 ...

Claudius Buchanan - Sermons - 1811 - 274 pages
...testimony of 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 they treat...
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Memoirs of the Life of the Reverend George Whitefield, A.M.: Late Chaplain ...

1812 - 316 pages
...description of 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...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 they "...
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