An Enquiry Into the Doctrines of Necessity and Predestination: In Four Discourses Preached Before the University of Oxford, with Notes, an Appendix Seventeenth Article of the Church of England (Classic Reprint) by Edward Copleston (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from An Enquiry Into the Doctrines of Necessity and Predestination: In Four Discourses Preached Before the University of Oxford, With Notes, an Appendix Seventeenth Article of the Church of England A small treatise by the late Mr. Dawson of Sedbergh, published about twenty years ago, suggested to me the leading argument of the First of these Discourses. It is entitled 'The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity briefly invalidated.' The author lays down three axioms, as the foundation of his reasoning. I. 'If we make a false supposition, and reason justly from it, a contradiction or absurdity will be contained in the conclusion.' II. 'Every action or exertion voluntarily made is with a design, or in hopes of obtaining some end.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.