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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 111
1869
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LANDSCAPE & COMMUNITY IN ENGLAND

Alan Everitt, Alan Milner Everitt - History - 1985 - 362 pages
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Outgrowing the Ingrown Church

C. John Miller - Religion - 1986 - 176 pages
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The Legacy of Keynes

David Alan Reese - Business & Economics - 1987 - 195 pages
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Evangelicals in the Church of England 1734-1984

Kenneth Hylson-Smith - Religion - 1989 - 411 pages
...the comments of Bishop Butler. Writing in 1736 he bemoaned a general decay and disregard of religion: It is come, I 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 And accordingly they...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press - Quotations - 1992 - 1061 pages
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The Secularization of Early Modern England: From Religious Culture to ...

C. John Sommerville - History - 1992 - 240 pages
...eighteenth century that "It has come to be taken for granted that Christianity is not so much a subject for inquiry, but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious." 28 Such quotations, while always ambiguous, could be multiplied endlessly and may even have had a self-fulfilling...
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History of Philosophy: Hobbes to Hume, Volume 6

Frederick Charles Copleston - Philosophy - 1959 - 448 pages
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Light from Heaven

Richard Sibbes - Religion - 1995 - 372 pages
...find Bishop Butler, a century later, taking up the same lamentation in nearly the same words ; eg, ' It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted...an agreed point among all people of discernment,' (Preface to ' The Analogy '). (A) ' The whole world was darkened.' This remains matter of debate. The...
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