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45.30

AN

ESSAY

ON THE

COMPOSITION

OF

SERMO N.

Tranflated from the original FRENCH of

The Rev. JOHN CLAUDE,

MINISTER OF THE FRENCH REFORMED CHURCH AT

AND

CHARENTON.

WITH NOTES.

By ROBERT ROBINSON.

WE PERSUADE MEN. -S. Paul.

THE SECOND EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR W. LEPARD, NEWGATE-STREET;
SOLD BY J. BUCKLAND, PATER-NOSTER-ROW ;
AND J. MATTHEWS, STRAND.

M,DCC,LXXXII.

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HILOSOPHERS love to contraft the religion of nature with that of revelation, and fome of them afcribe fuperiority to the former, Chriftian minifters have much better reasons for afcribing it to the latter; and there are two, which deferve particular attention.

If we confider each as a body of Science, and allow, revelation contains all the articles of information included in natural religion, and many more than the religion of nature ever knew, all neceffary to the perfection of a fyftem of theology, and all important to the felicity of man, it will follow, fuperior excellence belongs to revealed religion.

If we advert to the mode of communication peculiar to each, and grant, it is not enough in an univerfal religion to have a body of fcience, there muft VOL. II.

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