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upon local circumstances in the University of St. Andrews. And towards the end of this work, it will be found, by a reference to the notes, that those parts of the course have been omitted, which the Author himself had previously given to the public.

It was the wish of the Editor to subjoin a note of reference to every quotation made by the Author. But in the manuscript it frequently happened that there was nothing to lead him particularly to the passage or authority cited. In his remote situation he had not access to all the books which it was necessary to consult; and even with the assistance of his friends, he has not been uniformly successful in comparing the quotations with the works from which they are extracted.

He has annexed to different chapters the names of the books which the Author was accustomed to recommend to his students, with some of the comments which he made on them. His remarks, however, were usually delivered without having been written; and hence, comparatively few are preserved.

It may be thought, that the printed lists of books recommended are far from being complete. But it is to be considered, that, at the commencement of the Author's labours, the library of St. Andrews was deficient in modern theological works; that those which were more immediately useful were only gradually procured; that it was far from being his object to load the memory, or to distract the attention of his students by multifarious reading; and that, as the business of his profession occupied his mind to the end of his days, it is probable that there was no publication of moment, which he had an opportunity of perusing, of which he did not in his class-room deliver an opinion.

MANSE OF DAILLY,

April 23, 1821.

PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION.

It was in contemplation to present the following course of Lectures complete, by subjoining to this edition the View of the Constitution of the Church of Scotland, and the Counsels respecting the Duties of the Pastoral Office, which were published during the Author's lifetime. But being unwilling to make alterations on a work which has been so favourably received, the Editor sends it forth in the state in which it originally appeared, only freed, he trusts, from many of the errata which had crept into the first edition. Such readers as may wish to peruse those parts of the course which are not contained in this work, will find a note referring to them at the end of the volume.

MANSE OF DAILLY,

April 21, 1825.

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CONTENTS.

Pago

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INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE,

Belief of a Deity founded on the constitution of the Human Mind-Almost

universal_Moral government of God traced in the constitution of Human
N and the state of the world--Brought to light by the Gospel.

CHAP. III.

INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF CHRISTIANITY,

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Manner in which the claim of containing a divine revelation is advanced in the

New Testament—Contents of the Books—System of religion and morality-

Condition of the sacred writers—Character of Jesus Christ and of the

Apostles.

CHAP. IV.

DIRECT OR EXTERNAL EVIDENCE OF CHRISTIANITY-MIRACLES,

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Sect. 1. Argument from the miracles of Jesus—Uniformity of the course of

nature-Power of the Almighty to interpose-Communication of
this power a striking mark of a divine commission-Harmony
between the internal and external evidence of Christianity-Mira-

cles of the Gospel illustrate its peculiar doctrines.
2. Mr. Hume's argument against miracles--Circumstances which render

the testimony of the Apostles credible-Confirmation of their testi-
mony-Faith of the first Christians-Manner in which the miracles

of Jesus are narrated-No opposite testimony.

3. How far the argument from miracles is affected by the prodigies and

miracles mentioned in history—Duration of miraculous gifts in the

Christian church.

CHAP. V.

ILLUSTRATION OF THE EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY,

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John xi. Exhibition of character—The historian—The other Apostles-The

family of Lazarus-Our Lord-Resurrection of Lazarus-Effects produced

by the miracle.

CHAP. VI.

EXTERNAL EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY-PROPHECY, . . 70

Sect. 1. Antiquity and integrity of the books of the Old Testament,Hope of

the Nessiah founded on the received interpretation of the prophecies.

2. Correspondence between the circumstances of Jesus, and the predic-

tions of the Old Testament.

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