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dustry, that both may descend hand in hand to posterity, and either live together, or die together.

The ecclesiastical miracles, after the days of the apostles, and the authority of the fathers and historians upon which they depend, have been a subject of contention. This hath produced two opposite parties; and I cannot flatter myself with the hopes of pleasing either the one or the other.

However, since what is offered upon this head in the following Remarks, is only an appendage; and the principal intention of the whole is to defend and recommend Christianity, which is daily assaulted and insulted, the attempt, at least, may claim the approbation of all candid judges, and is not unworthy of your Grace's countenance and protection; happy if it should be instrumental in instructing or amending any who have deviated from the sacred paths of truth and duty!

Permit me, my Lord, to make a transition from my patron to the rest of my readers, and to inform those who may think this Address deficient in the most essential part, in the part where modern writers usually employ all their skill, that it was a custom amongst the antients, not to sacrifice to heroes till after sun-set.

I am, my Lord,

Your Grace's most obedient

and most humble servant,

JOHN JORTIN.

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The miracles of our Saviour and of his apostles defended 2

Quadratus, his testimony concerning miracles

A passage in Tertullian corrected

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The miracles of Christ were of a prophetic nature,
and represented future events

One of St. Paul's miracles of the same kind

Difference between the writers of the N. T. and the
writers of legends

Reasons for which our Saviour cast out evil spirits
Remarks on the dæmoniacs

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The apostles seem to have wrought miracles only
when they were moved by the Holy Spirit
Recapitulation of the arguments in behalf of Chris-

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assistance

The doctrine of a particular Providence maintained
by Woolaston and Le Clerc

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The miracles after Constantine deserve no credit
Van Dale, Moyle, and Le Clerc; their notions of
the miracles after the days of the apostles

Middleton not singular in rejecting these miracles

Le Clerc's character of Van Dale and Moyle

The Christian miracles of different ages: how far

credible, or not

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dustry, that both may descend hand in hand to
posterity, and either live together, or die together.

The ecclesiastical miracles, after the days of the
apostles, and the authority of the fathers and histo-
rians upon which they depend, have been a subject
of contention. This hath produced two opposite
parties; and I cannot flatter myself with the hopes
of pleasing either the one or the other.

However, since what is offered upon this head
in the following Remarks, is only an appen-
dage; and the principal intention of the whole is
to defend and recommend Christianity, which is
daily assaulted and insulted, the attempt, at least,
may claim the approbation of all candid judges,
and is not unworthy of your Grace's countenance
and protection; happy if it should be instrumental
in instructing or amending any who have deviated
from the sacred paths of truth and duty!

Permit me, my Lord, to make a transition from
my patron to the rest of my readers, and to in-
form those who may think this Address deficient
in the most essential part, in the part where mo-
dern writers usually employ all their skill, that it
was a custom amongst the antients, not to sacrifice
to heroes till after sun-set.

I am, my Lord,

Your Grace's most obedient

and most humble servant,

JOHN JORTIN.

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St. Paul, an emblem perhaps of the Jewish nation
An answer to the objection made from the miracles
of false Christs

The apostles seem to have wrought miracles only
when they were moved by the Holy Spirit
Recapitulation of the arguments in behalf of Chris-

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credible, or not

The improbable story of Abgarus
The conversion of the inhabitants of Edessa
The Ethiopians instructed by the eunuch
Miracles wrought by apostolical men

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assistance

The doctrine of a particular Providence maintained
by Woolaston and Le Clerc

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The miracles after Constantine deserve no credit
Van Dale, Moyle, and Le Clerc; their notions of
the miracles after the days of the apostles

Middleton not singular in rejecting these miracles

Le Clerc's character of Van Dale and Moyle

The Christian miracles of different ages: how far

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