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NEW SERIES OF BOOKS
FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.
THE Committee of the Religious Tract Society have long been convinced that a new series of books for schools and families was greatly needed. Many of the works now in use have much merit; but they are generally destitute of that truth by which alone the understanding can be enlightened, the heart renovated, and the feet guided in "the paths of peace." It is to provide books adapted to supply this deficiency that the present effort is made.
The pens of several esteemed writers have been secured for this series.
In works of History, the object will be carefully to exclude those details which are objectionable, and to view all events as under the control of Divine Providence. In Biography, the conduct of men will be estimated, not by the maxims of this world, as in most other publications, but by the only infallible standard, the word of God. In every book of general instruction, sound information will be imparted, on decidedly Christian principles.
The following have been published:
THE HISTORY OF GREECE, containing 390 pages, with a strongly mounted Map. 2s. 6d.
THE HISTORY OF ROME, containing 450 pages, with three Maps.
PALEY'S EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY, with NOTES by the Rev. T. R. BIRKS, M.A.
The following volumes are in progress :
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
LIVES OF EMINENT GREEKS.
A POETIC READER.
A PROSE READER.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD.
Each volume will be complete in itself, printed in a good type, and, from its cheapness, within the means of all for whom it is prepared. The Committee urgently appeal to Christian parents and teachers to sustain this effort and secure its success.
EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY.
IN THREE PARTS.
BY WILLIAM PALEY, D.D.
ARCHDEACON OF CARLISLE.
A NEW EDITION,
INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND SUPPLEMENT,
REV. T. R. BIRKS, M.A.
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY,
56, PATERNOSTER-ROW, AND 65, st. pauL'S CHURCHYARD;
AND SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS.
SECT. I. On Natural and Revealed Religion
SECT. II. On the evidences of Christianity in general
Preparatory Considerations.-Of the antecedent credibility of miracles
OF THE DIRECT HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF CHRISTIANITY, AND WHEREIN
IT IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE EVIDENCE ALLEGED FOR OTHER MIRACLES.
That there is satisfactory evidence, that many, professing to be original wit-
nesses of the Christian miracles, passed their lives in labours, dangers,
and sufferings, voluntarily undergone in attestation of the accounts
which they delivered, and solely in consequence of their belief of those
accounts; and that they also submitted, from the same motives, to
Indirect evidence of the sufferings of the first propagators of Christianity,