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Evidences of Christianity

Author: William Paley; Richard Whately
Publisher: Charleston, SC : BiblioBazaar, [©2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Paley; Richard Whately
ISBN: 9781434625427 1434625427
OCLC Number: 624930223
Description: 391 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I. Of the direct historical evidence of Christianity, and wherein it is distinguished from the evidence alleged for other miracles. Proposition I. Evidence of the suffering of the first propagators of Christianity, from the nature of the case --
Evidence of the sufferings of the first propagators of Christianity, from profane testimony --
Indirect evidence of the sufferings of the first propagators of Christianity, from the Scriptures and other ancient Christian writings --
Direct evidence of the same --
Observations upon the preceding evidence --
That the story for which the first propagators of Christianity suffered was miraculous --
That it was, in the main, the story which we have now proved by indirect considerations --
The same proved from the authority of our historical scriptures --
Of the authenticity of the historical Scriptures, in eleven sections --
Recapitulation --
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Proposition II. That there is not satisfactory evidence, that persons pretending to be original witnesses of any other similar miracles have acted in the same manner, in attestation of the accounts which they delivered, and solely in consequence of their belief of the truth of those accounts --
Consideration of some specific instances --
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PART II. Of the auxiliary evidences of Christianity, Prophecy --
The morality of the Gospel --
The candour of the writers of the New Testament --
Identity of Christ's character --
Originality of our Saviour's character --
Conformity of the facts occasionally mentioned or referred to in Scripture with the state of things in these times, as represented by foreign and independent accounts --
Undesigned coincidences --
Of the history of the resurrection --
Of the propagation of Christianity --
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PART III. A brief consideration of some popular objections. The discrepancies between the several Gospels --
Erroneous opinions imputed to the apostles --
The connection of Christianity with the Jewish history --
Rejection of Christianity --
That the Christian miracles are not recited, or appealed to, by early Christian writers themselves, so fully or frequently as might have been expected --
Want of universality in the knowledge and reception of Christianity, and of greater clearness in the evidence --
Supposed effects of Christianity --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by William Paley.

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