Criterion; Or, Rules by which the True Miracles Recorded in the New Testament are Distinquished from the Spurious Miracles of Pagans and Papists
Three points are discussed. First, a refutation of David Hume's "Philosophical essarys concerning Human Understanding and concerning the credibility of miracles, secondly shows the pretended miracles of the pagans of ancient times and of the papists in more modern days, and lastly, the miracles of Jesus Christ shown not to be liable to the objections urged against those of the Abbé Paris.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abbé Paris able accounts admit affirmed allowed amongst Apostles appear applied argument ascribed asserting assigned attested attributed authority believe blood boasted body brought cause character Christianity Church circumstances claim confirm consequently consider credibility cures denied detection diseases divine doctrines effect equally established evidence examination experience facts false fathers fraud give Gospel grounds hands happened human imposed imposture instances interposition kind laid least looked manner marks matter means mentioned mind miracles of Jesus natural natural causes never objection observe operation opinion Pagan particular performed persons places possibly preached present pretended produce proof proposed prove published reason received regard reject relief religion remarkable Rome saint satisfy sufficient supernatural supported supposed Teachers Testament testimony thing thought tion touched true truth urged vested whole witnesses wonders writers
Page 143 - And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Page 143 - And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease, among the people.
Page 60 - One of the best attested miracles in all profane history, is that which Tacitus reports of Vespasian, who cured a blind man in Alexandria, by means of his spittle, and a lame man by the mere touch of his foot...
Page 21 - Thus, suppose, all authors, in all languages agree that from the first of January 1600 there was a total darkness over the whole earth for eight days: Suppose that the tradition of this extraordinary event is still strong and lively among the people: That all travellers, who return from foreign countries, bring us accounts of the same tradition, without the least variation or contradiction. It is evident that our present philosophers, instead of doubting the fact, ought to receive it as certain,...
Page 14 - Adam, though his rational faculties be supposed, at the very first, entirely perfect, could not have inferred from the fluidity and transparency of water that it would suffocate him, or from the light and warmth of fire that it would consume him.
Page 143 - Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Page 143 - And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Page 21 - For I own, that otherwise, there may possibly be miracles, or violations of the usual course of nature, of such a kind as to admit of proof from human testimony; though, perhaps, it will be impossible to find any such in all the records of history.