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By RICHARD WATSON, D. D. F.R.S.
Regius PROFESSOR Of Divinity in the UNIVERSITY of
V O L. iv.
Printed by J. NICHOL S;
and J. & J. FLETCHER, Oxford,
M. DCC. LXXXV.
CO N T E N T S.
The Reasonableness of Christianity, as delivered in the
Scripture. By John Locke, Efq. Lond. 1727. p. 1.
name iriends, and in what people was reco
Mr. and ingen: His to mendation ith no
This Treatise was first published in 1695, without Mr. Locke's name; he concealed his being the author of it from his most intimate friends, and in one of his letters to Mr. Molyneux, at Dublin, he desired to know what people thought of it there, for here, says he, “ at its first coming out, it was received with no indifferency, “ some speaking of it with great commendation, and most censur6 ing it as a very bad book.” His friend, in reply, informed him, that a very learned and ingenious Prelate said he liked it very well, and that, if Mr. Locke writ it, it was the best book he ever laboured at; “but,” fays he, “ if I should be known to think so, I " should have niy lawns torn from my shoulders.” Abroad it was greatly esteemed by two of the best divines which were then livingLe Clerc, and Limborch. Le Clerc, in his Bibliotheque Choisee, said, that it was “ un des plus excellens ouvrages qui ait été fait de“ puis long-tems sur cette matiere et dans cette vue :” and Limborch preferred it to all the Systems of Divinity that he had ever read. Dr. Edwards wrote against it; and his objections produced from Mr. Locke two vindications of it; these merit the readers attention as much as the work itself, which has long been very ge. xerally approved.
A Discourse concerning the unchangeable Obligations of
Natural Religion and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelation. Being eight Sermons preached in the year 1705, at the Lečture founded by the Hon. ROBERT Boyle. By SAMUEL CLARKE, D. D.
Whatever opinion the reader may entertain of the principles advanced in this book relative to the foundation of Morality; he will admire the strength and perfpicuity with which the whole of it is