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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT :
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE, BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty fourth day of September, A. D. 1813, and in the thirty-eighth year of the Indeper:dence of the United States of America, GEORGE BETHUNE ENgLish of the said district, has deposited in this Office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit :
* The Grounds Christianity Examined, by Comparing the New Testament with the Old. By George Bethune English, A. M.
“ First understand, then judge."
ISAIAH. In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also an act entitled, “an act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical, and other prints.”
WILLIAM S. SHAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
Every copy of the ubove mentioned work, printed with the consent of the author, will be accompanied with his signature, and any copy of It that may appear without his signature, wil be by such deficiency designated io the publick as printed in contravention of the author's cofr right.
THE INTELLIGENT, AND THE CANDID,
WILLING TO LISTEN TO EVERY OPINION
THAT IS SUPPORTED BY REASON;
NOT AVERSE TO BRINGING THEIR OWN OPINIONS
TO THE TEST OF EXAMINATION;
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
CHAPTER XI. Whether the Mosaic Law be represented in the Old Testament as a temporary, or a perpetual institution.
CHAPTER XII. On the character of Paul, and his manner of reasoning.
CHAPTER XIII. Examination of some Doctrines in the New Testament,
derived from the Cabbala, the Oriental Philosophy, and the tenets of Zoroaster.
CHAPTER XIV. A consideration of “the Gift of Tongues," and other
miraculous powers ascribed to the Primitive Christians; and whether recorded miracles are infallible proofs of the Divine authority of Doctrines said to have been confirmed by them.
CHAPTER XV. Application of the two tests, said in Deuteronomy to have been given by God, as discriminating a true Prophet from a false one, to the character and actions of Jesus.
CHAPTER XVI. Examination of the evidence, external and internal, in favour of the credibility of the Gospel History.
CHAPTER XVII. On the peculiar morality of the New Testament, as it affects individuals.
CHAPTER XVIII. On the same as it affects nations, and Political Societies.
CHAPTER XIX. A consideration of some supposed advantages attributed
to the New, over the Old Testament; and whether the Doctrine of a Resurrection, and a life to come, is not taught in the Old Testament, in contradiction to the assertion, that “ Life, and immortality were
brought to light by the Gospel.”