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THE LAST EDITION OF THE GERMAN.
ROGER KINGDON, WM.
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, NO. 62, ST. PAUL's
CHURCH-YARD; J. HATCHARD, No. 190, PICCADILLY;
. TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.
THE fubject of the work now offered to the public in an English translation is an examination of the following questions: Whether the books of the New Testament were really written by the persons to whom they are ascribed; Whether they have descended to us perfectly uncorrupted in all essential matters, as they left the hands of their authors; And, lastly, Whether they contain a narration of events which did actually take place.
That this inquiry is of the greatest consequence, and demands our most impartial attention, will be evident from these considerations: That if we cannot answer the above questions in the affirmative, then is the Christián Religion a cunningly devised fable:--but, on the contrary, if in result of the examination, it should be found that the New Testament is both genuine and authentic, then it