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BX 53 | P71, 1212

GENERAL VIEW

OF THE

ARGUMENTS

FOR THE

UNITY OF GOD;

AND AGAINST THE

DIVINITY AND PRE-EXISTENCE

OF

CHRIST;

FROM REASON, FROM THE SCRIPTURES, AND FROM

HISTORY.

BY JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S. &c.

A NEW EDITION CORRECTED.

LONDON:

RINTED FOR MESSRS. JOHNSON & co. ST. PAUL'S

CHURCHYARD; AND D. BATON, HOLBORN.

1812

BX 5201 P9519 18.12

Taylor & Co. Printers, Shoe-Lane,

Irafton 1-4-33 27334

А

GENERAL VIEW

OF THE

ARGUMENTS

FOR THE

UNITY OF GOD.

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I. ARGUMENTS FROM REASON AGAINST THE

TRINITARIAN HYPOTHESIS.

That the Doctrine of the Trinity could ever have been suggested by any thing in the course of nature (though it has been imagined by some persons of a peculiarly fanciful turn, and previously persuaded of the truth of it) is not maintained by any persons to whom my writings can be at all useful. I shall therefore only address myself to those who believe the doctrine on the supposition of its being contained in the Scriptures, at the same time maintaining, that, though it is above, it is not properly contrary to reason; and I hope to make it sufficiently evident, either that they do not hold the doctrine, or that the opinion of three divine persons constituting one God is strictly speaking an absurdity, or contradiction; and that it is therefore incapable of any proof, even by miracles. With this view,

I shall

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