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" If therefore we know there is some real being, and that non-entity cannot produce any real being, it is an evident demonstration, that from eternity there has been something; since what was not from eternity, had a beginning; and what had a beginning,... "
An Abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding - Page 202
by John Wynne - 1752 - 270 pages
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Denying and Disclosing God: The Ambiguous Progress of Modern Atheism

Michael J. Buckley - Religion - 2004 - 173 pages
...existed, for nothing cannot produce anything real. Thus (3) "from Eternity there has been something; since what was not from Eternity, had a Beginning; and what had a Beginning, must be produced by something else."19 The contingent thinking subject, the one who "knows," gives...
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John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus

Greg Forster - Philosophy - 2005
...some real being, it is an evident demonstration, that from eternity there has been something; since what was not from eternity, had a beginning; and what had a beginning, must be produced by something else" (E IV. 10.3, 620). Only an eternal being could ever create or destroy...
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Is Faith Rational?: A Hermeneutical-phenomenological Accounting for Faith

Wessel Stoker - Philosophy - 2006 - 267 pages
...beginning must have a cause — he concludes that there has been 'something' from eternity. He adds: 'what was not from eternity had a beginning and what had a beginning must be produced by something else.'13 9 Locke, Concerning Human Understanding, Introduction I, 29f....
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Religious Thought in the Eighteenth Century: Illustrated from Writers of the ...

John Martin Creed, J. S. Boys Smith - Church and state - 1934 - 301 pages
...any real Being, it is an evident demonstration, that from Eternity there has been something; Since what was not from Eternity, had a Beginning; and what had a Beginning, must be produced by something else. Next, it is evident, that what had its Being and Beginning from...
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WAYS OF THE EARTH SPIRIT

FREDRICK HENRY HEDGE - 1877
...produce any real being, it is an evident demonstration that from eternity there has been something; since what was not from eternity had a beginning, and what had a beginning •must be produced by something else." He then proceeds to show that "that eternal Being must be most...
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