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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... "
The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate - Page 109
1869
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The New Englander, Volume 14

Social sciences - 1856
...much more than a hundred years ago, could write, in the preface to his Analogy, " It has come, Iknow not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons,...agreed point among all people of discernment, and nothing remained but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, by way of reprisals...
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The Analogy of Religion: Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and ...

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1843 - 348 pages
...philosophy, patient thought, and purity of morals. So that in the language of Butler, " it had come to be taken for granted by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of investigation, but that it is now at length, discovered to be fictitious, and accordingly they treat...
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The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler, D.C ..., Volume 1

Joseph Butler, Samuel Halifax - Sermons, English - 1844
...However, the 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,...agreed point among all people of discernment ; and nothing remained, but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were by way...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 36

India - 1861
...Christianity, through the wide realms of Christendom. 'It ' has come/ wrote Bishop Butler in 1736, 'I know not how, ' to be taken for granted, by many...agreed point ' among all people of discernment, and nothing remained but to set 'it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were ' by way...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 24

1850
...characteristic hut deeply satirical simplicity, in the preface to his great work : — " It is come," says he, " I know not how, to be taken for granted by many persons that Christianity is not so much a suhject of inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. * * * On the contrary,...
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Memoir of the Rev. Rowland Hill, M.A.

William Jones - Clergy - 1845 - 659 pages
...Bishop Butler, in the Preface to his "Analogy," 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 a subject of inquiry; but that it is, now at length, discovered to...
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The Churchman's monthly review

1846
...: ' That profaneness and impiety are grown bold and open.' " ' " Bishop Butler writes, in 1736 : ' It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted...age, this were an agreed point among all people of dis' Gladstone's Church Principlei, pp. 452. 153. écriraient ; and nothing remained, but to set it...
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The Fourfold Difficulty of Anglicanism, Or the Church of England Tested by ...

James Spencer Northcote - Nicene Creed - 1846 - 140 pages
...least among the higher classes. Bishop Butler says of the state of things in his own time, " it is come to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a matter of inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious; and, accordingly, they...
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The Columbian Magazine, Volumes 7-8

Arts - 1847
...appeared at a critical pertod in the eighteenth century, when, as lîishop Butler said in his "Analogy," " it is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted...agreed point among all people of discernment ; and nothing remained but to set it up as a principal subject of mirth and ridicule, as it were by way of...
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British Ecclesiastical History, Including the Religion of the Druids, the ...

T. Timpson - Great Britain - 1847 - 659 pages
...Bishop Butler, in the preface to his invaluable "Analogy of Religion," published in l736, says — " It is come, I .know not how, to be taken for granted...persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject for inquiry ; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious ; and, accordingly, they treat...
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