The Divine Legation of Moses, Volumen2

A. Millar, and J. and R. Tonson, 1766

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Página 355 - No theology in the belief that God is, and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him...
Página 317 - ... but deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the gods which govern the world.
Página 141 - Ovid gathered his materials from the mythological writers, and formed them into a poem on the most grand and regular plan, a popular history of Providence, carried down from the creation to his own times, through the Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, and Roman histories ; and this in as methodical a manner as the graces of poetry would allow.
Página 121 - ... plerosque deduceret, ut cum in eadem re paria contrariis in partibus momenta rationum invenirentur, facilius ab utraque parte assensio sustineretur.
Página 344 - That all mankind, especially the most wise and learned nations of antiquity, have concurred in believing and teaching that the doctrine was of such use to civil society. 3. " That the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments is not to be found in, nor did it make part of, the Mosaic dispensation.
Página 80 - ... the multitude is ever fickle and capricious, full of lawless passions and irrational and violent resentments, there is no way left to keep them in order, but by the terrors of future punishment and all the pompous circumstance that attends such kind of fiction.
Página 325 - Country, which is now the mark of learned distinction, was branded, in the ancient world, with public infamy. Yet Freethinkers there were : Who (as is their wont) together with the public worship of their Country, threw off all reverence for Religion in general. Amongst these was EUHEMERUS, the Messenian ; and, by what we can learn, the most distinguished of this tribe. This man, in mere wantonness of heart, began his attacks on Religion, by divulging the secret of the Mysteries. But...
Página 16 - ... inference, the reciprocal TERMS and conditions of that union. From the mutual motives inducing thereunto, it appears, that the great preliminary and fundamental article of alliance is this, THAT THE CHURCH SHALL APPLY ITS UTMOST INFLUENCE IN THE SERVICE OF THE STATE; AND THAT THE STATE SHALL SUPPORT AND PROTECT THE CHURCH.
Página 318 - For a Father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he had made an image of his child, soon taken away, now honoured him as a God, which was then a dead man, and delivered, TO THOSE THAT WERE UNDER HIM, ceremonies and sacrifices.
Página 8 - Society, abandoned to its own fortune, without fupport or protection, would, in no long time, be fwallowed up and loft. Of this opinion was a very able writer, whofe knowledge of human nature will not be difputed : " Were it not, fays he, for that fenfe of " virtue, which is principally preferved, fo far as it is preferved, " BY NATIONAL FORMS AND HABITS OF RELIGION, men Would " foon lofe it all, run wild, prey upon one another, and do what •* elfe the worft of favages do J.'f * DC Jure Belli et...

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