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LETTERS

ON THE

EVIDENCES, DOCTRINES, AND DUTIES,

OF TIIE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND.

► Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

“ Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.--For we have not followed cunningly devised fables."

“ Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh from the Father of Lights."

“ These things write we onto you, that your joy may be full.”

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OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL. D.

PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY AT WOOLWICH, ETC.

SIXTH EDITION.

WITH MANY ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS,

Complete in One Wolume.

LONDON: BALDWIN AND CRADOCK,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1836.

CHISWICK:

PRINTED BY C. WHITTINGHAM.

The history of the work now presented to the public may be given in very few words. It originated in a series of conversations which I had about five years ago with a friend much younger than myself, who had a considerable acquaintance with almost all except religious subjects. He expressed much surprise that a person of my habits and pursuits in other respects should adopt the religious notions I had long entertained, or indeed be solicitous about any religious opinions whatever; and I endeavoured to assign the reasons which led me to embrace them, and to consider such topics as of the first import

After a short time we were so far separated as to have much fewer opportunities of personal intercourse: and I in consequence became induced to carry on the momentous inquiry we had previously commenced, by letter. Pursuant to this intention, all the letters in the first volume 1 were actually written: they were read in manuscript by my friend ; and, as I have reason to believe, were not unproductive of benefit. Having proceeded thus far, a growing particularity of inquiry was produced

" This work was originally published in two volumes, the first volume closing with the 11th letter.

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