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CHAP. IV. Direct evidence of the same

20

Chap. V.-Observations upon the preceding evidence

28

Cuap. VI.—That the story, for which the first propagators of

Christianity suffered, was miraculous.

31

Chap. VII. That it was, in the main, the story which we have

now, proved by indirect considerations .

34

CHAP. VIII.— The same proved, from the authority of our his-

torical Scriptures

42

CHAP. IX.-Of the authenticity of the historical Scriptures, in

eleven Sections.

50

Sect. I.--Quotations of the historical Scriptures by ancient

Christian writers

55

Sect. II.-Of the peculiar respect with which they were quoted 69

Seot. III.-The Scriptures were in very early times collected into

a distinct volume

72

Sect. IV.-And distinguished by appropriate names and titles of

respect ....

Sect. V.–Were publicly read and expounded in the religious

assemblies of the early Christians .

76

Sect. VI.—Co:nmentaries, &c. were anciently written upon the

Scriptures

77

Sect. VII.- They were received by ancient Christians of different

sects and persuasions

80

Sect. VIII.-The four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, thirteen

Epistles of Saint Paul, the First Epistle of John, and the First

of Peter, were received without doubt by those who doubted

concerning the other books of our present canon

85

Sect. IX.-Our present Gospels were considered by the adver-

saries of Christianity, as containing the accounts upon which

the religion was founded .

87

Sect. X.-Formal catalogues of authentic Scriptures were pub-

lished, in all which our present Gospels were included ...

... 91

Sect. XI.—The above propositions cannot be predicated of those

books which are commonly called apocryphal books of the

New Testament

92

CHAP. X.--Recapitulation

95

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