The tryal of the witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus [a reply by T. Sherlock to T. Woolston's sixth discourse on the miracles].

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Página 117 - Judge. — What say you ? Are the Apostles guilty of giving false evidence in the case of the resurrection of Jesus, or not guilty ? Foreman. — Not guilty.
Página 59 - ... before us ; in common affairs, where nothing is asserted but what is probable and possible, and according to the usual course of nature, a reasonable degree of evidence ought to determine every man ; for the very probability or possibility of the thing is a support to the evidence, and in such cases we have no doubt but a man's...
Página 61 - A man who lives in a warm climate, and never saw ice, ought upon no evidence to believe, that rivers freeze, and grow hard, in cold countries; for this is improbable, contrary to the usual course of nature, and impossible according to his notion of things.
Página 118 - True, sir, said the gentleman ; but you have resigned your commission, and will not be the first judge who has come from the bench to the bar without any diminution of honour. Now Lazarus's case is to come on next, and this fee is to retain you on his side.
Página 74 - I fhall fee in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thruft my hand into his fide, I will not believe.
Página 117 - The company rose up and were beginning to pay their compliments to the judge and the council, but were interrupted by a gentleman who went up to the judge and offered him a fee. What is this ? says the judge. A fee, Sir, said the gentleman. A fee to a judge is a bribe, said the judge. True, Sir...
Página 60 - ... and regular method of her operations ? If a man tells me he has been in France, I ought to give a reason for not believing him ; but if he tells me he comes from the grave, what reason can he give why I should believe him ? In the case before us, since the body raised from the grave differed from common natural bodies, as we have before seen, how can I be assured that the apostles...
Página 66 - And whoever so far reflects on his own being as to acknowlege that he owes it to a superior power, must needs think that the same power which gave life to senseless matter at first, and set all the springs and movements a-going at the beginning, can restore life to a dead body. For surely it is not a greater thing to give life to a body once dead, than to a body that never was alive. In the next place...
Página 5 - Consider, sir, the gentleman is not to argue out of Littleton, Plowden, or Coke, authors to him well known; but he must have his authorities from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John : and a fortnight is time little enough of all conscience to gain a familiarity with a new acquaintance...
Página 66 - Methods to which I am not conscious; that my Blood moves in a perpetual round, which is contrary to all known Laws of Motion, I cannot but think that the Preservation of my Life, in every Moment of it, is as great an Act of Power as is necessary to raise a dead Man to Life; and whoever so far...

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