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INQUIRIES

CONCERNING

CHRISTIANITY.

BY

M. CHARLES BONNET,

OF GENEVA, F. R. S.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF

PARIS, &C. &C.

TRANSLATED BY

JOHN LEWIS BOISSIER, Esq.

Philadelphia:

Printed and Published by W. W. WOODWARD, and for

sale at his book-store, lately occupied by Mr. WILLIAM
YOUNG, No. 52, corner of Second and Chesnut-streets.

PREFACE

OF THE

TRANSLATOR.

MR. CHARLES BONNET, of Geneva, from whose works I have selected and translated this volume, is not of the Clerical profession, but is a gentleman of independent fortune. He is held in the highest esteem in the literary world, as a metaphysician, philosopher, and explorer of nature. His deep views, and the light he has thrown on various subjects, give him an undoubted claim to the reputation he enjoys. *

* A complete and new edition of Mr. Bonnet's works was published in 1779, at Neufchatel, in 10 vols. 4to. and 18 vols. 8vo.—The contents of the 8vo. edition are as follows:

Treatise of Insectology - - - 1 vol.
Various Observations on Insects - - 1
Memoirs of Natural History - - - 1
Inquiries concerning the use of Leaves - 1
Considerations on Organized Bodies
Contemplations of Nature - - - 3
Writings on Natural History - -
Letters on various Subjects of Natural His-

tory . . . . . . .
Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul 2
Essay on Psychology . . . . 1

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