|Author:||Le Clerc, Jean, 1657-1736.|
|Title:||A treatise of the causes of incredulity wherein are examin'd the general motives and occasions which dispose unbelievers to reject the Christian religion : with two letters, containing a direct proof of the truth of Christianity / translated from the French of Monsieur Le Clerc.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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A treatise of the causes of incredulity wherein are examin'd the general motives and occasions which dispose unbelievers to reject the Christian religion : with two letters, containing a direct proof of the truth of Christianity / translated from the French of Monsieur Le Clerc.
Le Clerc, Jean, 1657-1736.
London: Printed for Awnsham and John Churchill ..., 1697.
|Alternate titles:||De l'incredulité. English|
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Table of contents: p. vii-viii.
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Faith -- Early works to 1800.
Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
The Translator's PREFACE.
To the READER.
The CONTENTS of the Chapters.
PART I. Of the Motives of Incredulity which spring from the inward Disposition or Inclinations of Unbelievers.
CHAP. I. That it is unreasonable and unjust to re∣ject the Christian Religion, because it is contrary to the Dispositions a Man finds in himself.
CHAP. II. That Pride may be the Cause why Assent is not granted to the Proofs of the Truth of the Christian Religion.
CHAP. III. That what keeps Ʋnbelievers from yield∣ing to the Proofs of the Christian Re∣ligion, partly consists perhaps in mere Prejudices, which all the while may be false.
CHAP. IV. That many are Ʋnbelievers, because they know not how to reason rightly.
CHAP. V. That the Neglect of searching into Truth is often the Cause of Incredulity.
CHAP. VI. That Laziness may keep many People in Ignorance, Doubts, and Incredulity.
The CONCLƲSION of the first Part.
The Second Part. Of the Motives of Incredulity which proceed from the Occasions given Unbelievers to doubt of the Christi∣an Religion, or entirely to reject it.
CHAP. I. That the Truth of the Christian Reli∣gion ought not to be call'd in question, because some embrace it more from Cre∣dulity than Reason.
CHAP. II. That the Immorality or Ignorance of those who sometimes shew the greatest Zeal for Religion, ought not to ren∣der it suspected to the Incredulous.
CHAP. III. That Ʋnbelievers are in the wrong for rejecting the Christiam Religion, be∣cause Interest seems to be the Cause of most Peoples Devotion.
CHAP. IV. That the Divisions reigning among Chri∣stians should not hinder any from be∣lieving that the Christian Religion is true.
CHAP. V. That the Incredulous object in vain, that Christianity being so little known, and so ill observ'd, is not so useful to Man∣kind as a Religion reveal'd by God in favour of all Men ought to be.
CHAP. VI. That Ʋnbelievers can't conclude that the Christian Religion is false, because the Divines, whom they know, answer not their Objections well, or maintain some false Doctrines, as true ones, and as being the Doctrine of Christ.
CHAP. VII. That the Difficulties which may occur in the Christian Religion, ought not to make any doubt of the Truth thereof.
The CONCLUSION of the Second Part.
Two LETTERS con∣cerning the Truth of the Christian Religion.
LETTER I. Wherein is prov'd the Sincerity of the Apostles in the Testimony they bore to the Resurrection of Christ.
LETTER II. Wherein is shew'd what a Miracle is, and that we ought to conclude from those of Christ and his Apostles, that they were truly sent of God.
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