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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. "
The American Biblical Repository - Page 389
1843
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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 Analogy of Religion: Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and ...

Joseph Butler - 1765 - 467 pages
...together. It is 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...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
...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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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - 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 it...
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Evangelical Biography: Being a Complete and Fruitful Account of the Lives ...

Erasmus Middleton - 1807
...affecting description of t!ii«, by bishop Butler, whom none will suspect of exaggerating the fact: •" It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by inarw- persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that it is, untv at...
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A Theological Dictionary, Volume 2

Charles Buck - 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
...affecYing 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 ... July 1, 1810 ...

Claudius Buchanan - 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,...and, accordingly they treat it, as if in the present ng'e, this were an agreed point among ALT. PEOPLE ov IIISCP.KN.MCN i ; and that nothing remained but...
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Memoirs of the Life of the Reverend George Whitefield, A.M.: Late Chaplain ...

1812 - 316 pages
...affecting 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,...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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Sermons on Interesting Subjects

Claudius Buchanan - 1812 - 331 pages
...of Bishop 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...Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry : hot " that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious : and ' accordingly, they treat it as...
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