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ON

RELIGION,

AND OTHER IMPORTANT SUBJECTS ;

RECENTLY TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH

OP

BLAISE PASCAL.

WITH

MEMOIRS

OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,

BY THE TRANSLATOR.

SECOND EDITION.

London:

PRINTED FOR SAMUEL BAGSTER, No. 81, STRAND.

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CONTENTS.

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LIFE OF PASCAL, by the Translator

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CHAP. I. On the Indifference of Atheists
II. The Characters of True Religion

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III. The True Religion proved, by the Contra-

rieties which are discoverable in Man,
and by Original Sin

109
IV. It is not incredible that God should unite
Himself to us :

1211
V. The proper Submission and Use of Reason 123
VI. Faith without reasoning

125
VII. That there is more Advantage in believiog

than in disbelieving the Christian Reli-

gion
VIII. Description of a Man who has wearied

himself with searching after God by Rea-
soning alone, and who is now beginning
to read the Scriptures

134 horas
IX. The Unrighteousness and Depravity of
Man

141
X. The Jews

145
XI. Moses

156
XII. Figures

159
XIII. That the Law was figurative

161
XIV. Jesus Christ

171
XV. The Evidences of Jesus Christ from the
Prophecies

178
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CHAP.XVI. Various Proofs of Jesus Christ

190
XVII. Against Mahomet

194
XVIII. The Design of God in concealing himself

from some, and revealing himself to
others -

197
XIX. That True Christians and True Jews have
but one and the same Religion

205
XX. That God cannot be savingly known but

through Jesus Christ ..
XXI. The surprising Contrarieties in the Nature

of Man, with regard to Truth, Happi-
ness, and various other Things

215
XXII. The General Knowledge of Man

225
XXIII. The Greatness of Man

230
XXIV. The Vanity of Man -

234
XXV. The Weakness of Man

239
XXVI. The Misery of Man

248
XXVII. Thoughts on Miracles

262
XXVIII. Christian Reflections

2771
XXIX. Moral Reflections

309
XXX. Thoughts on Death : extracted from a Let-

ter written by M. Pascal on the Death
of his Father

331
XXXI. Miscellaneous Thoughts

347

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A Prayer, imploring of God the right Use

of Sickness

369

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