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-^ compressed View of the Religious Principles and Prac-
tices of tlie Age; or, a Trial of the Chief Spirits
that are in the World, by the Standard of
the Scriptures; attempted

IN

EIGHT SERMONS

PREACHED BEFORE

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

IN THE YEAR MDCCCXIX,

AT THE

LECTURE

FOUNDED BY

THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M. A.

CANON OF SALISBURY.

BY

HECTOR DA VIES MORGAN, M. A.

OF TRINITY COLLEGE; MINISTER OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM,

ESSEX; AND CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD KENYON.

OXFORD,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS FOR THE AUTHOR.

SOLD BY J. PARKER, OXFORD; AND MESSRS. RIVINGTON, ST.
PAUL.S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON.

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CONTENTS.

SERMON I.

INTRODUCTION.

1 John iv. 1.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try tlie spirits whether
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone
out into the world.

The prevalence of error being the fulfilment of pro-
phecy, affords no just objection to the divine origin of
Christianity. I. The universality of error recognized in
the Apostolical writings; which contain neither excuse
for the practice of it, nor promise of exemption from its
power, but recommend constant vigilance and precau-
tion. II. The means of avoiding error are, under cer-
tain restrictions, Reason, Tradition, Inspiration—Para-
mount authority of the Scriptures; proper dispositions
for studying and applying them with effect, and conse-
quences of neglecting those dispositions.—III. Plan of
the following Lectures proposed, and objections antici-
pated.

SERMON II.

THE DOCTRINES OF THE UNITARIANS COMPARED

WITH THE SCRIPTURES.

2 Pet. ii. 1.

But there were fake prophets also among the people, even

as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily

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