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Rev. RICHARD GRAVES, B.D. M. R. I. A.

AND JUNIOR FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN,

Paul said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the

« words of truth and soberness.--Acts xxv. 26.

. Į L N D 0 N: PRINTED, FOR C.' DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.

M.DCC.XCVIII.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.

| C H A P. 1.

The apostles and evangelists were not enthusiasts, because they did not

embrace the faith which they taught, till they had required and received

sufficient proofs of its divine original. .

SECT. I. The general statement and division of the fubjet. Page 1

SECT. II. The faith of the apostles in their Lord, at its first origin

and progress, was founded not on the delusions of enthusiasm, but ori

rational proofs. -

SECT. III. Some circumstances which have afforded pretexts for im-

puting our Lord's miracles to the force of enthusiasm, considered and

explained.
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SECT. IV. The nature of the miracles wrought by our Lord

during his public ministry, and the circumstances which attended them, .

prove they cannot be ascribed to the power of enthusiasm. 21

SECT. V. The apostles belief in our Lord's refurreciion, and in the

Swabsequent manifestation of his divine power, was not impuiable to en-

thusiasm.

CH A P. II.

Containing arguments to prove that the apostles were not enthufiafts, from

their not requiring faith in others without fupplying sufficient evidence

to justify it. .

SECT. I. The apostles converted men not by enthufiaftic delusions,

but by working public and indisputable Miracles. - 40

SECT. II. The arguments from PROPHECY adduced by the apostles

could not derive their weight from the influence of enthufiafm--proved

in this section, so far as relates to the Prophecies of the Old Tejta-

ment, which the apostles afferted were accomplissed in the person of

our Saviour.

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SECT. III. The prophecies delivered by our Saviour, and such

predictions of the aposíles as are connected with them, are not imputo-

ble to enthusiasm.

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SECT. IV. The mode in which the apostles proposed the evidence

of Christianity was free from enthusiasm.

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CH A P. III.
The conduct of the apostles, Jbewn to be inconsistent with the suppor-

tion of their having been enthusiasts.

SECT. I. The general conduct of the apostles in their private capa-

city, inconsistent with enthusiasm.

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SECT. II. The conduct of the apostles in the regulation of the church,

proves them to have been exempt from enthusiasm. - 97

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