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ON THE

Scriptural Doctrines

OF

ATONEMENT & SACRITICI:

AND

ON THE PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS ADVANCED, AND THE MODE
OF REASONING EMPLOYED, BY THE OPPONENTS

OF THOSE DOCTRINES AS HELD BY

THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH :

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

SOME STRICTURES ON MR. BELSHAM’S ACCOUNT

OF THE

UNITARIAN SCHEME,

IN HIS REVIEW OF MR. WILBERFORCE'S TREATISE:

TOGETHER WITH

REMARKS ON THE VERSION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,

LATELY PUBLISHED BY THE UNITARIANS.

BY WILLIAM MAGEE, D.D.F.R.S.M.R.I.A.
DEAN OF CORK, CHAPLAIN TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF
IRELAND, LATE 8.F.T.C. AND PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN

THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.

FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION, WITH LARGE ADDITIONS.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA:

S. POTTER & CO. No. 115, CHESNUT STREET.

JESPER HARDING, PRINTER.

1825

1

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM CONYNGHAM PLUNKET.

IN placing at the head of these sheets, a name, to which the respect and the admiration of the Public have attached so much celebrity; and in avowing at the same time, that I have selected the name of a Friend, with whom I have been united, almost from childhood, in the closest habits of intimacy; I am aware that I subject myself to the imputation of acting as much from a motive of pride, as from a sentiment of affection. I admit the imputation to be well founded. To enjoy the happiness of such a Friend, and not to exult in the possession, would be not to deserve it. It is a pride, which, I trust, may be indulged in without blame: and the distinction of having been associated with a character, so transcendently eminent for private worth, for public virtue, and for intellectual endowments, I shall always regard as one of the most honourable circumstances of my life.

But independently of these considerations, the very nature of my subject supplies a reason for the choice which I have made. For I know not, in truth, to whom I could, with greater propriety, inscribe a work, whose chief end is to expose false reasoning and to maintain true religion, than to one, in whom the powers of just reasoning are so conspicuously displayed, and by whom the great principles of religion are so sincerely reverenced.

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With these views, I trust, that I shall stand excused by you, my dear Sir, in having, without your knowledge, thus availed myself of the credit of your name. The following treatise, in which so many additions have been made to a former publication, as in some measure to entitle it to the appellation of a new work, I submit to your judgment: well satisfied, that if it meet your approbation, it will not find an unfavourable reception from the public.

I am, my dear Sir,

With the truest attachment,
Your affectionate Friend and Servant,

THE AUTHOR.

Trinity College, Dublin,

Sept. 21, 1809.

CONTENTS.

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69

No. IV.--Pardon not necessarily consequent upon Repent-

ance,

71

No. V.—The sense entertained by mankind of the natural

inefficacy of Repentance, proved from the history of

HUMAN SACRIFICES,

74

No. VI.—On the multiplied operation of the Divine acts, 99

No. VII.-Deistical reasoning instanced in CHUBB, 99

No. VIII.-On the consistency of Prayer with the divine

immutability,

104

No. IX.-On the granting of the divine forgiveness through

a Mediator or Intercessor,

107

No. X.-On UNITARIANS, or Rational Dissenters,

113

No. XI.- On the distinction between UNITARIANS and So-

cinians,

115

No. XII.-On the corruption of man's natural state, 117

No. XIII.-On the misrepresentation of the doctrine of Atone-

inent by Unitarians,

130

No. XIV.-On the disrespect of Scripture manifested by

Unitarian Writers,

132

No. XV.-On the Heathen notions of merit, entertained by

Unitarians,

136

No. XVI.-On Dr. John TAYLOR's scheme of Atonement, 158

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