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CHRISTIAN RELIGIO N.
BY ALEXANDER KEITH, D.D.
AUTHOR OF “ THE EVIDENCE OF PROPHECY," &c.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.”—Isa. i., 8.
“ Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this
FROM THE SECOND EDINBURGH EDITION.
HARPER & BROTHERS, 82 CLIFF-STREET.
SHERMAN & TREVETT, PROT. EPIS. PRESS.
In adducing and applying the scriptural prediction and refutation of the great argument which scoffers in the last days have so strenuously urged against the credibility of miracles, the writer of these pages intimated, above seven years ago (Evidence of Prophecy, 6th edition), that it was his purpose to give a more full consideration to the subject in “a general and connected view of the Evidences of Christianity, which he was preparing for the press, and which he hoped to be able to compress into a small compass, in the form of a manual.” His pen, however, was of necessity laid aside, owing to sudden and continued illness; and long ceased to be, if it had ever been, that of a “ready writer.” And it has only been at different intervals and in diverse places, to which the state of his health required his removal, that he has been enabled to complete the essay.
Though the feebleness of the hand has, he fears, been often transferred to the page, yet the inadequate advocacy of the truth may happily serve so much the more to show that the strength rests solely in the cause. The frailty of an earthen vessel cannot deteriorate from the preciousness of the treasure which it bears. The author has simply sought to exhibit how speedily and easily, when brought into close contact, truth triumphs over error. A "general" view of the evidence, as once he proposed, he has not attempted to give. And that task is less needful since the recent publication, in a very cheap form, of the excellent Lectures on the Evidences of Revealed Religion by minis