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OF

CHRISTIANITY

AND OF THE OTHER

FORMS OF RELIGION

WHICH HAVE

EXISTED, AND STILL EXIST, IN THE WORLD,

PARTICULARLY

WITH REGARD TO THEIR MORAL TENDENCY.

BY

WILLIAM LAURENCE BROWN, D. D.

PRINCIPAL OF MARISCHAL COLLEGE, ABERDEEN,

· &c. &c.

VOL. II.

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VARD UNIVERSI

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EDINBURGH:

Printed by A. Balfour and Co.; for
WILLIAM TAIT, 78, PRINCE'S STREET;

AND

CHARLES TAIT, 63, FLEET STREET,

LONDON.

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COMPARATIVE VIEW

OF

CHRISTIANITY, &c.

CHAP. III.

OF THE MORAL PRECEPTS OF CHRISTIANITY.

As the doctrines, so the moral precepts of Christianity are not, like ethical treatises or codes of law, arranged in a digested and systematic manner. They are both to be collected from the instructions of Christ and his apostles, as recorded in the Gospels, or as delivered occasionally in the Acts and Epistles. This simple and occasional manner was the best adapted to the improvement of the generality of mankind, who, in the course of reading the sacred Scriptures, thus imperceptibly imbibe the rules of conduct prescribed by divine wisdom. It is easy, however, to collect from the writings of the New Testament, and to digest under proper heads the most correct and comprehensive system of

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