Page images
PDF
EPUB

EVIDENCES

OF THE

GENUINENESS OF THE GOSPELS.

VOLUME III.

[merged small][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

7

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, by REWS

Norton, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of
Massachusetts.

558.5

Norton
V.3

CAMBRIDGE:

METCALF, KEITH, AND NICHOLS,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY

CONTENTS.

PART III.

(CONTINUED.)

ON THE EVIDENCE OF THE GENUINENESS OF THE

GOSPELS AFFORDED BY THE EARLY HERETICS . 1

CHAPTER VI.

ON THE SYSTEM OF TAE Gnostics, AS INTENDED FOR A

SOLUTION OF THE EXISTENCE OF Evil IN THE WORLD

3

SECTION I.

3

On their Opinion, that the World was formed by an

inferior Creator or Creators
The system of the Gnostics, an attempt to solve the prob-

lem of the existence of evil, pp. 3-5. — The solution
given by the principal sects twofold, namely, that the
Creator is an imperfect being, and that evil is inherent
in matter, p. 5. - Opinions respecting the Creator, pp.
5-11. — These opinions to be viewed in connexion
with the doctrines of the age, and the other causes that
led to their adoption, pp. 11, 12. — State of the popular
and of the philosophical religion among the ancient
Heathens, pp. 12-20. — The philosophers believed that

« EelmineJätka »