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The opinion that God alone can work miracles, not

probable

248

The miracles of our Saviour and of his Apostles de-
fended

349–264

Quadratus, his testimony concerning miracles 250

A passage in Tertullian corrected

251

The miracles of Christ were of a prophetic nature,

and represented future events

256–264

One of St Paul's miracles of the same kind

263

Difference between the writers of the N. T. and the

writers of Legends

262

Reasons for which our Saviour cast out evil spirits 256

Remarks on the Dæmoniacs

161

St Paul, an emblem perhaps of the Jewish nation 263

An answer to the objection made from the miracles of

false Christs

264–266

The Apostles seem to have wrought miracles only

when they were moved by the Holy Spirit 267

Recapitulation of the arguments in behalf of Chris-

tianity

267-270

General remarks on the miracles said to have been

wrought after the Apostolical days, in the second

and third centuries

271–286

These miracles not to be compared, in point of evidence,

with the miracles of Christ and the Apostles 271

The arguments which may be alledged in favour of

them

273

Objections which may be made to them

274

Some of them not improbable

276

Constancy of the martyrs may be ascribed to a divine

assistance :

276

The doctrine of à particular providence maintained by

Woolaston and Le Clerc

277–281

The miracles after Constantine deserve no credit 281

Van Dale, Moyle, and Le Clerc; their notions of the

miracles after the days of the apostles

282---285

Middleton not singular in rejecting these miracles 282

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Le Clerc's character of Van Dale and Moyle 284

The Christian miracles of different ages : how far

credible, or not

285

The improbable story of Abgarus

286

The conversion of the inhabitants of Edessa : 287

The Ethopians instructed by the Eunuch

Miracles wrought by apostolical men

288—299

Justin M, of opinion that miraculous gifts had been

continued down to his time

290

St John ; his being put in a vessel of boiling oil a du-

bious story

290, 291

Whence it might arise

291

Oil not used in baptism till after the days of Justin 291

Tertullian very credulous

292

His character

294

Papias an injudicious man. Whether an Ebionite

" bionite 292

The epistle of Tiberianus to Trajan a forgery

Remarks on the apologists and their writings 293-300

Quadratus, Aristides, Athenagoras, Melito 293, 294

Christians not forbidden to read certain books 295

The apologies seen in all probability by scme emper-

ors, and serviceable to the Christian cause

The character of Adrian

296

The account which he gives of the Egyptians 296

His rescript to Minucius

297

He was no enemy to the Christians

297

Severus Alexander a friend to the Christians 297

No images in Christian churches till after Constantine 298

The miserable state of the Jews under Adrian 300

Aquila. The account given of him by Epiphanius: 300

Fabulous miracles related by Epiphanius

300

The character of this father

301

Orosius relates a false miracle

303

A wonder recorded by Josephus which happened be- .

fore the destruction of Jerusalem

Plutarch. His silence concerning Christianity 303

Quintilian censures the Jews

303

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