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33. The particular Concern of learned Societies to culti-
2. A passage concerning our Saviour from a learned Athe-
3. His conversion from Paganism to Christianity makes his
evidence stronger than if he had continued a Pagan.
4. Of another Athenian philosopher converted to Christ-
5. Why their conversion, instead of weakening, strengthens
their evidence in defence of Christianity.
6. Their belief in our Saviour's history founded at first upon
the principles of historical faith.
7. Their testimonies extended to all the particulars of our
8. As related by the four Evangelists.
2. But chiefly by the writings of the evangelists.
3. The diligence of the disciples and first Christian converts
to send abroad these writings.
4. That the written account of our Saviour was the same with
that delivered by tradition :
6. Proved from the reception of the gospel by those churches
which were established before it was written;
6. From the uniformity of what was believed in the several
7. From a remarkable passage in Irenæus.
8. Records which are now lost, of use to the three first cen-
turies, for confirming the history of our Saviour
9. Instances of such records.
1. The sight of miracles in those ages a further confirmation of
Pagan philosophers in the Christian faith.