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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
RISE OF POLY THEISM AND PANTHEISM.
I. Fragments of the True Religion among the Heathen.
—II. Worship of the Visible Heavens, and of the
Elements.-III. Worship of Deceased Ancestors.
—IV. Complex and Mythological Worship.–V.
External Polytheism and Internal Mysteries.—
VI. Outer and Inner Philosophy.—WII. Emana-
tion and Pantheism.—VIII. The World by Wis-
dom knew not God.—IX. The True Notion of
Creation peculiar to the Hebrew Scriptures . . 9
EARLY CORRUPTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY.
Corruption of Religion among the Jews.-II. Jew-
ish Corruptions of Christianity. —III. Gnostic
Corruptions.—IV. Sabellianism.—W. Arian and
Semi-Arian Heresies.—WI. Trinitarian Disputes
and Divisions.—WII. Corruptions from Gentile
Philosophy. — VIII. Corruptions from Gentile
Superstition.—IX. Pretenders to an additional
Partial and General Corruption of Christianity.—
II. Changes of the Primitive Churches.—III. The
Power of the Bishop of Rome.-IV. Assimilation
of Christianity to Judaism and Paganism.—W. Fi-
nal Identity of Paganism and Popery.-VI. Popery
contains a part of many Ancient Heresies.—VII.
Absurdity of Popery impossible to be concealed.
—VIII. Popery a gross counterfeit of true Reli-
gion.— IX. Persecutions of Pagan and Papal
Rome-X. Popes and Emperors of Rome.—XI.
Popery, as described by Revelation.—XII. De-
struction of Popery.
I. As Popery proceeds from Polytheism, so Mysticism
from Pantheism.—II. Mysticism flourishing in the
East.—III. Mysticism less prevalent in the West.
—IV. Pantheistic Mysticism. – W. Emanative
Mysticism.—VI. Devotional Mysticism.—VII.
Mysticism now rather Practical than Speculative.
—VIII. Mysticism natural to the Mind.—IX. Its
near resemblance to Truth, and its essential diffe-
rence.—X. Mysticism first favourable to the Re-
formation of Religion, then adverse. . . . . . 112
HERESIES AFTER THE REFORMATION.
I. Difference of Heresies before and after the Reforma-
tion.—II. Continual Protest against the Church of
Rome.-III. Different Points of Progress in the
Reformation.—IV. Artificial Systems of Truth.-
W. Scriptural System.—VI. Use of Reason in Re-
ligion.—WII. Abuse of Reason.—VIII. Gradual
explaining away the Doctrines of the Gospel.-
IX. All Error on a Precipice.—X. Process of Dr.
Priestley's Changes.—XI. Latitudinarianism un-
favourable to Morals and Philosophy.—XII. Ra-
tional Divinity untenable in all its changes.—XIII.
Socinianism rapidly terminating in Infidelity. . . 146