A Defence of Reveal'd Religion
by John Conybeare (9780217150804)

A Defence of Reveal'd Religion
John Conybeare
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 182
Category: Theology
ISBN: 9780217150804
ISBN-10: 0217150802

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: However, tho' I conceive this general Argument is fufficient to overthrow our Author's bold Affertions on this Point; yet, for- afmuch as he builds much upon it, and would infer from hence that any Revelation of a new Law is ufelefs and impoffible, it may not be improper to confider him more diftinctly. Much were it to be wifh'd, that before he had adventur'd to maintain with fo much Aflu- rance a Point, in which the foberer Part of the World would be apt to differ from him, he had endeavour'd to make his Meaning clear, by explaining the feveral Terms he ufes; That he had told us What he intends by PerfeBion, as apply'd to Law; What by abfoluts Perfection; and had then produc'd fuch Arguments as appear'd to prove the Proportion laid down, according to the Senfe in which he had before explain'd it. But it is remarkable throughout this Author's whole Performance, that he affects Ob- fcurity beyond meafure. He feldom defines his Terms at all: And if, upon certain Oc- cafions, he appears to be fomewhat more explicit, yet in other Parts of his Book he forgets himfelf, and deferts his own avow'd Interpretations. Not to go off too far from my Point: Since our Author hath not been fo kind as to attempt an Explication of thefe Terms, I mall introduce what I defign to offer, by obferving, Tha; . Thole Thofe Things are perfect, to which Nothing is wanting. Thofe Things are perfect in their Kind, to which nothing is wanting that belongs to Beings of that Rank and Order. And, Thofe are abfolutely perfect, to which No thing of any Kind can poffibly be added, which would render their State in any Degree better than it is at prefent. A Difference therefore we fee there is between PerfeSlion in its Kind, and Perfection abfolute. Every Sort of Creatures, as enjoying all the...

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