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ON THE
FOUR PRINCIPAL RELIGIONS,

WHICH HAVE OBTAIN ED IN THE WORLD ;

PAGANISM, MOHAMMEDISM, JUDAISM, AND
CHRISTIANITY;

ALso on. The

CHURCH OF ENGLAND, AND OTHER DENOMI-
NATIONS OF PROTESTANTS :

AND on

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BY THE LATE REV, DAVID WILLIAMSON,
MINISTER or THE Gospel, white HAvRN.

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A state of innocence we can only conceive, if indeed, in our present misery, it
be possible to conceive it; but the sentiments and worship proper to a fallen and
offending being, we have all to learn, as we have all to practise—DR. Johnson's
Lives of THE Barrish Ports-LIFE

LONDON:
John RICHARDson, Roy AL Exchange.

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ON CALVINISM AND CALVINISTS.

WE have hitherto trodden on ground, common to the orthodox professors of Christianity ; we now enter the disputed and debatable regions, where men celebrated for their piety, for their learning, and for their penetration, find themselves engaged in opposite systems, which too of. ten have drawn them into acrimonious disputes, and into a state of mutual repulsion. It shall be our business, without entering into the controversy ourselves, to state the claims of both parties, and the objections with which they mutually assail each other. On no subject, perhaps, is accuracy more a desideratum, than on that before us. Such have been the mis-statements, on both sides of the question, that too many partisans of each, seem resolved not to know what the tenets are, that have been embraced by their opponents. The name of Calvin has, by one part of the Christian Church, been raised to a distinction and eminence, almost equal with those of the Apostles, and his decisions esteemed almost oracular. By another part, it has been associated with every thing that is opproVOL. II. B

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