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Duty and Happiness are infeparable. Whether lie has fucceeded in this Noble, and Generous Attempt, the Reader will be better able to judge, if he reads with the fame Freedom, and Impartiality, as the Author wrote.

THE Manner of debating a Subject Dialoguewife, (as This between A. and B.) was esteem'd by the Ancients the moft proper, as well as most prudent, Way of expofing prevailing Abfurdities; and Tully's two Difcourfes, de Natura Deorum, and de Divinatione, both levell'd against the Superftition of his Country-men; are living Monuments of the Expediency, and Usefulness of this Way of Writing: And certainly, the Reader may be better entertain'd thus, than by that dry Way of Objec tion and Answer, with which Controverfies are ufually manag'd.

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Firft VOLUME.

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CHA P. I.

HAT God, at all Times, has given Mankind
fufficient Means, of knowing whatever he re-
quires of them and what thofe Means are.
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CHA P. II.

That the Religion of Nature confifts in obferving thofe Things,
which our Reafon, by confidering the Nature of God and
Man, and the Relation we stand in to him, and one ano-
ther, demonftrates to be our Duty; and that thofe Things
are plain; and likewife what they are.

P. 13.

CHAP.

CHA P. III.

That the Perfection, and Happiness of all rational Beings,
Supreme, as well as fubordinate, confifts in living up to
the Dictates of their Nature.

p. 22.

CHA P. IV.

That not only the Matter of all God's Laws, but the Pe-
nalties annex'd to them, are for the Good of Mankind;
even those who fuffer for the Breach of them.

CHAP. V.

p. 36.

That God requires nothing for his own fake; no, not the
Worship we are to render him, nor the Faith we are
to have in him.

CHAP. VI.

P. 44.

That the Religion of Nature is an abfolutely perfect Reli-
gion; and that external Revelation can neither add to,
nor take from its Perfection; and that True Religions
whether internally, or externally reveal'd, must be the
Same.

CHAP. VII.

P. 58.

That Natural and Reveal'd Religion having the fame End,
their Precepts must be the fame.

p. 69.

CHAP. VIII.

That the not adhering to thofe Notions Reafon dictates, con-
cerning the Nature of God, has been the Occafion of all
Superftition, and thofe innumerable Mifchiefs, that Man-

kind

kind, on the Account of Religion, have done either to them-
felves, or one another.

p. 85.

CHAP. IX.

Human Happiness being the ultimate Defign, and End of
all Traditional, as well as Original Revelation, they must
both prescribe the fame Means; fince thofe Means, which,
at one Time, promote human Happiness, equally promote
it at all Times.

p. 104.

СНАР. Х.

God does not act arbitrarily, or interpofe unneceffarily; but
leaves thofe Things, that can only be confider'd as Means
(and as fuch, are in their own Nature mutable ;) to
human Difcretion; to determine as it thinks most con-
ducing to thofe Things, which are in their own Nature
obligatory.
P. 115.

CHAP XI.

The fuppofing Things merely pofitive, to be made the In-
gredients of Religion, is inconfiftent with the Good of
Mankind, as well as the Honour of God.

CHAP. XII.

P. 141..

That They, who, to magnify Revelation, weaken the Force
of the Religion of Reafon and Nature, ftrike at all Re-
ligion; and that there can't be Two Independent Rules
for the Government of human Actions.

p. 178.

CHAP.

CHAP. XIII.

The Bulk of Mankind, by their Reafon, must be able to
diftinguish between Religion and Superftition; otherwife
they can never extricate themselves from that Supersti-
tion they chance to be educated in.

CHAP. XIV.

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p. 232.

Dr. Clark's Difcourfe of The Unchangeable Obligation of
Natural Religion, and the Truth, and Certainty of the
Christian Revelation; confider'd: And from thence is
fhewn, how inconfiftent foever with the Defign of that
that Difcourfe, that Nothing can be a Part of Reli-
gion, but what is founded on the Nature, and Reason
of Things.

P, 353.

CHRI

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