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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
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In Continuity: The Last Essays of Austin Warren

Austin Warren - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 200 pages
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Faith in God Through Jesus Christ

Margaret O'Gara, John Farrelly - Religion - 1997 - 350 pages
...believe in the gnspels." and only a few years later, in 1736, Bishop Butler sardonically reported, "It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted...persons that Christianity is not so much as a subject of enquiry; but that it is now at length discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it as...
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Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years

David Lawrence Edwards - Religion - 1997 - 664 pages
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A History of Philosophy, Volume 5

Frederick Copleston - Philosophy - 1999 - 440 pages
...Constitution and Course of Nature.1 In the preface or 'advertisement' to this book Butler remarks that '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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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
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Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 2, Shaftesbury to Hume: A Study of the ...

Isabel Rivers - Literary Criticism - 2000
...Constitution and Course of Nature (l736). S7 His Advertisement made clear the occasion of his work: 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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Theology After Liberalism: Classical and Contemporary Readings

John Webster, George P. Schner - Religion - 2000 - 412 pages
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Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians

Patrick W. Carey, Joseph T. Lienhard - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 589 pages
...what we might call the preface, to the Analogy, Butler stated what has become two famous sentences: "It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted,...the present age, this were an agreed point among all the people of discernment; and nothing remained, but to set it up as a principal of mirth and ridicule,...
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The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England

Herbert Schlossberg - History - 2000 - 405 pages
...Bishop Butler in the Advertisement to the first edition of his Analogy of Religion, published in 1736: It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted,...not so much as a subject of inquiry, but that it is, not at length, discovered to be fictitious. And accordingly they treat it, as if, in the present age,...
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Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and Its Reading

Victor Shea, Victoria Shea, William Whitla - History - 2000 - 1057 pages
...Private Thoughts, 1709. )175 Thirty years later Butler writes, that 'it is come to be taken for granted that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry; but that it is now, at length, discovered to be f1ctitious. Accordingly they treat it as if in the present age this were an agreed point among all...
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