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On a Late
Chriftianity not founded on Argument.
In a LETTER to a FRIEND.
By JOHN LE LAN D, D. D.
The Divine Authority of the Old and New Teftament
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'Tis proper to advertise the Reader, that the Letter now publish'd, and another which is to follow it, were written by the Author, fome time fince, at the Request of a Friend, before he had feen any of the Anfwers that have been made to that Pamphlet. After reading fome of these Anfwers, he judg'd it unneceffary to publifh thefe Remarks: But as fome Perfons, for whofe Judgment he has a very great Regard, were of opinion they might still be of Ufe, he has confented to the Publi
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N Answer to a Book, entitled, Chriftianity as old as the Creation. In Two Parts. Part I. In which the Author's Account of the Law of Nature is confider'd, and the Scheme is fhew'd to be inconfiftent with Reason and with itself, and of ill confequence to the Interefts of Virtue and Good of Mankind. Part II. In which the Authority and Ufefulness of the Revelation contain'd in the Sacred Writings of the Old and New Teftament are afferted and vindicated against the Objections and Misreprefentations of that Author.
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II. The Divine Authority of the Old and New Teftament afferted; with a particular Vindication of the Characters of Mofes and the Prophets, our Saviour Jefus Chrift and his Apoftles, against the unjust Afperfions and falfe Reafoníngs in both the Volumes of the Moral Philofopher.
Both by John Leland, D. D.
The Reverend Dr. Delany, in his Reflections on Polygamy, and the Encouragement given to that Practice in the Scriptures of the Old Teftament, &c. fpeaking of the unreasonable Objections of our modern Deifts to God's not having fufficiently reveal'd his Will to Mankind; and of their extolling the Light of Nature above that contain❜d in the Scriptures, Page 40, fays thus: See this pernicious Doctrine, together with many others of like Tendency, clearly and fully confuted in Leland's learned and excellent Anfwer to Chriftianity as old as the Creation.
N. B. These four Volumes contain not only an Answer to Chriftianity as old as the Creation, and the Moral Philofopher, but an Explication of feveral of the most difficult Parts of the Sacred Scriptures, and a Defence of Revelation in general against the most confiderable Objections of other Writers.
III. A Paraphrafe and Critical Commentary on the Prophecy of Joel: To which are prefix'd two Prefaces; the firft on the Neceffity and Ufefulness of a Chriftian Minifter's ftudying the Prophetick Writings, and of the Difficulties that occur'd in the Profecution of this Work, with the Method taken to furmount them. The fecond contains an Attempt to fix the Chronology when this Prophecy was deliver'd, wherein Kimchi, Lightfoot, Grotius, and other Commentators are fhewn to be miftaken. There is alfo a Table of the Hebrew Words illustrated in the Commentary. 4to. Price 45. By Samuel Chandler.
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REMARKS on a late Pamphlet, entitled, Christianity not founded on Argument, &c.
Now send you, according to your Defire, fome Remarks on a Pamphlet that has made fome noife, and which hath a very odd Title, Christianity not founded on Argument. It is but very lately that I read it, tho' it be a confiderable Time fince it was first published. For, befides that I live at a distance from your great Metropolis, I have seen so much of these Gentlemen's Way of Writing, and have met with fo little to inform the Understanding, or that can be called fair Reasoning and Argument, that I confefs my Curiofity is not much raised by any thing that appears from that Quarter. But upon your acquainting me, that it was reprefented as a fubtil Attack upon Christianity, and defiring my Thoughts upon it, I have read it over with fome Care. The way of treating the Subject, and the Turn given to Things, is new and uncommon, the Style fprightly and agreeable; but upon the most impartial Confideration, I cannot think that Chriftianity has much to fear from this Gentleman, any more than from those that have gone before him.
He has chofen a Manner of Writing, which, it is probable, he fuppofed might anfwer his Purpose;