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the human constitution. It is essential to the moral character of man, as we have already shown, and therefore, did not require, and is independent of, revelation. We admit, indeed, and have before stated, that the Scriptures universally recognise it. But we can with no more propriety call it a doctrine of revelation, than we could call consciousness, or memory, or natural liberty, a doctrine of revelation. By doctrines of revelation, we must always mean sentiments or truths which derive their authority entirely or mainly from Divine communication.
On the duty of inquiry into the evidences of revelation, we quote with pleasure the following passage.
• It is a great mistake of many persons to suppose that they are believers in Christianity, because they have had no doubts: ignorance alone presumes on the truth of principle without inquiry, and it is a maxim equally just with respect to the evidences as to the experience of religion, that he has no faith who never doubted.”
The first subject of inquiry in religion should always respect its evidences; and it is much to be regretted, that neither in our natural nor popular catechisms is there a single ques:ion and answer upon the subject. When such inquiries, therefore, are proposed by the enemies of religion, the mind is startled, and the deist triumphs in finding the untaught professor has no reasons for his faith. It is true, that there are some arguments for Christianity, which require learning and leisure to discụss ; but there are others, derived from the holy tendency of its doctrines and its moral principles, which are level to the meanest capacity ; and sceptics find it more difficult to answer the humble Christian, who can testify the efficacy of religion upon his heart and conduct, than all the arguments of its more learned advocates.' p. 41.
The · Historic Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Intolerance;' which comprises nearly half the volume, is by far the most valuable and interesting part of the work. It exhibits a comprehensive and tolerably fair view of the influence and extent of a spirit of intolerance, from the time of Constantine, down to the persecution of the French Protestants. In so brief a sketch, the Author was necessarily compelled to be superficial, and to pass by various important facts; he has however selected many, chiefly from the history of our own country, and from those of France and America, which are highly interesting, and which do credit to the extent and accuracy of his information. We can with pleasure recommend the volume to the attentive perusal of our readers, and especially to those who have not leisure for wider research, or more profound argumentation.
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