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ANCIENT AND MODERN;
The Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church-Power, are considered in their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the
Political History of Europe during that Period ;
BY THE LATE LEARNED
rann Lorenz JOHN LAURENCE MOSHEIM, D.D.
CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN;
TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL LATIN,
WITH NOTES, CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES, AND AN APPENDIX,
BY ARCHIBALD MACLAINE, D.D.
A NEW EDITION IN SIX VOLUMES,
CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME
BY CHARLES COOTE, LL. D.
AND FURNISHED WITH
A DISSERTATION ON THE STATE OF THE
BY THE RIGHT REV,
DR. GEORGE GLEIG OF STIRLING.
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SHORT VIEW, OR GENERAL SKETCH,
1. The History of the Christian Church during cent. XVIII. this period, instead of a few pages, would alone
Introduce require a volume; such are the number and import-tory obserance of the materials that it exhibits to an attentive vatious. inquirer. It is therefore to be hoped that, in due time, some able and impartial writer will employ his labors on this interesting subject. At the same time, to render the present work as complete as possible, and to give a certain clue to direct those who teach or who study ecclesiastical history, through a multitude of facts that have not yet been collected, or digested into a regular order, we shall draw a general sketch that will exhibit the principal outlines of the state of religion since the commencement of the eighteenth century. That this sketch may not swell to too great an extent, we shall omit the mention of the authors who have furnished materials for this period of church history. Those who are acquainted with modern literature must know, that there are innumerable productions extant, whence such a variety of lines and colors might be taken, as would render this rough and general draught a finished piece,