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Pelasgians, communicate the names of the Egyptian gods to
the Greeks

iv. 240
Perfection, the doctrine of, enquiry concerning it
Peripatetics, their notions of Providence
Peripatetics and Old Academy, their conformity
Persecution, for religious opinions, the true origin of,

- iv. 35. vi. 149
- enquiry into the nativity of
- frequently an engine of state

discountenanced by the Gospel dispensation V. 249
Persians, why they had no statues of their gods
-- their superstition described in Ezekiel's visions
Peruvians, remarks on the religion of
Peter, his vision of the clean and unclean beasts ex-

his double sense, pointed out
Pharmacy, general division of
Phuraoh, king of Egypt, the scripture account of
- promoles Joseph
an illustration of the onirocritic art, drawn from Joseph's

interpretation of his two dreams
his chariots and cavalry in the pursuit of the Israel-

iv. 260
Pherecydes Cyrus, the first advancer of the notion of the
Phenician superstition, described in Ezekiel's visions, iv. 297
Philosophy, the study of, not the only business for which man

is sent into the world
Philosophers, Greek, legislative, always professed belief in a
future state; mere philosophers the contrary

iii. 38
the causes which induced them to disbelieve a future state

of rewards and punishments
their conceptions of the soul

iii. 148
Physic, critical enquiry into the state of, in ancient Egypt, iv.95
Pirithous, account of the fable of his design to steal Pro-

serpine from hell
Planet-worship, the earliest species of idolatry -

the first religion of Greece
Plants, worshipped by the Egyptians

iv. 184
Plato, the proem to his laws -

his definition of sacrilege
the first of his laws
his public writing shewn to differ from his private sen-

a character of his politics and philosophy

iii. 85
Cicero's remarks on his Phædo
- in what sense an advocate for the immortality of the

his sentiments concerning the soul

iii. 161


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Platonists, their notions of Providence
Pleasure, allegorical view of the dangers attending an indul-

ii. 183
Pliny, the reason of his persecuting the Christians, iv. 35
his doubts respecting the manner of proceeding against

- the reason of bis persecuting the Christians

Plutarch, his opinion of two principles
his derivation of superstition

ii. 260
his notion of death
observations on his recital of the opinion of the philo-
sophers, concerning the soul

iii. 169
- an examination of his comparison between superstition
and atheism

iii. 228
his famous exclamation to his countryinen

accuses the Jews of worshipping swine
Pococke, his account of the Egyptian frieroglyphics, iv. 376
objections to his account

Poisons, the virtue of -
Policy, human, Cririas of Athens, his history of
Political romances, the common errors they have all feli

Polybius, his testimony in favour of the piety of the Roc

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his opinion as to the incans by which states are brought

to ruin
remarks on his character

iii, 6
Polytheism, in what it consisteil, explained

ii. 188
Pomponatius, sonie account of
- his opinion of a future state defended against Bayle, i. 223
Pope Aler. his observations on Lord Bolingbroke
Poppy, why tiie juice of used in the ceremonial of the show's
in the Eleusinian mysteries

ii. 124
Porphyry and Clemens Alexandrinus, their accounts of the

Egyptian characters and writing
his account of the origin of brute-worship, contro-

Posterity, why the punishments of the Mosaic law, extended
to them

V: 164
the case argued

v. 167
Posthumius, extract from his speech on the introduction of

foreign worship to Rome
-- his intention only to prevent the exercise of unlicensed

Pre-existence of the soul, enquiry into the sentiments of the

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Press, liberty of, the propensity of the present age to infide-

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Prideaux, his account of the deification of heroes, contro-

Priests, pious and virtuous, where placed in Elysium by

- ii. 148
Principles, good and evil, the belief of, how guarded against
by the writer of the book of Job

V. 358
Priscilian, the first sufferer for opinion
Prodigies, &c. their admission into ancient history accounted

Prophecies, scripture, defended from the insinuations of

Dr. Middielon
their primary and secondary senses distinguished
- misunderstood by the Jews, and why so ordained - vi. 89
- the use to be made of them in disputes
Prophecy, what a necessàry confirmation of their reference

to the Messiah
- an evidence of a doctrine proceeding from God - vi. 340
considerations on

Prophets, reason of the institution of a school for
Prophets, Jewish, an enquiry into the nature of the divine

commission to
-- rational account of their illustrating their prophecies by

Propitiatory sacrifice, origin and nature of it, explained, vi. 276
Providence, , the doctrine of, the great sanction of ancient

the spirit of legislation depends on the doctrine of a, ii. 81
the inequalities of, how rectified by the ancients
what kind of, believed by the ancient Theistic philoso-

-- administration of, at various times, considered - iv. 336
extraordinary, a necessary consequence of the Jewishı

- illustrated from Solomon's prayer at the dedication of

the Temple
from Ezekiel
from Amos

v. 138
evidences of its ceasing

v. 142
the ease with which the pretension to it might have

been carried on
- the mention of the inequalities of, by the sacred writers,
accounted for

V. 145
remarks on the different reception of its adverse dispen-
sations, in ancient and modern times

V. 474
Job's opinion of the equality and inequality of - y. 477
revival of an equal, to the chosen race

vi. 266
a considerations on God's using human instruments in the
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Providence, considerations on God's using temporary płagues
in the dispensations of

vi. 381
Psammitichus, his scheme to establish an intercourse between
Egypt and the Grecian states -

iv. 161
Psyche, the ancient story of, explained
Punishments, how applied in civil society
— of the crimes of parents on their children, on what prin-

ciple only to be vindicated
Purgatory, remarks on Virgil's account of
the inhabitants of

ii. 126
Pyramids of Egypt, probable reasons why they exhibit no

hieroglyphic inscriptions
the Egyptian architecture formed on the idea of - iv. 405
not temples, but sepulcbres

- iv. 406
alluded to in the buok of Job

V. 312
Pyrrhonians, and Academics, their principles compared, iii. 38

their origin
Pythagoras, his knowledge in physics established in late
experience concerning earthquakes

jii. 38. 362
an enquiry into the principles of his philosophy
his legislative fame

iii. 60
taught several doctrines which he did not believe - iii. 78
Pythagoreans, their notions of Providence
their tenets concerning the human soul

iii. 161

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Quakers, their motives for rejecting the institution of bap-
tism examined into

V. 291
Quaternion, philosophic, their opinion of the soul

Rachel, the story of her stealing her father's gods, exa*

vi. 148
Rainbow, first creation and reason of
Reason, the only test of truth

the use of, in the discovery of truth i. 184. vi. 220
- why discredited in religious controversy
Redemption by Christ, had a retrospect from the Fall, vi. 268
- an act of grace, not of debt

vi. 269
the means employed in that great work enquired into, vi.271
Regulus, Cicero's enquiry into his obligation to return to.

iii. 128
Religion, the protection of, necessary in all governments, i.192
reply' to Bayle's opinion, that a man devoid of religion
may be sensible of honour

i. 263
always the peculiar care of the magistrate • i. 300
- the necessity of uniting it to the state

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Religion, brief view of the state of, in the ancient world, ii.296
supposed by the Sages to be calculated only for the ser-
vice of the state

iii. 18
the double doctrine of the ancients considered
its truth manifested by its use to society

iii. 216
if admitted to have been invented by statesmen, not

therefore false
an enquiry into the first origin of
no people ever found without one
Hooker's sentiments on the political use of -

loo great an attention to civil liberty subversive of - iv. 2
- a comparison of the many that have existed in the world,

the clew to the true one
the absurdity of any human legislature enforcing it by

penal laws
Christian and Mosaic, necessarily dependent on some

preceding religion
the care of legislators in the propagation
acquired naturally by Adam and Eve
first revealed in Paradise

vi. 246
- reasonableness of a doctrine no proof, but a presumption

of its divine original
miracles the only proof of a doctrine being from God, vi.323
prophecy an additional evidence
Religion established, the voice of nature
the nature of

ii. 266
necessary to society

danger from its deviating from the truth

necessity of its alliance with the state
- advantages to the magistrate from such an alliance - ibid.
what it receives from the state

ii. 283
- what it communicates to the state
— with a test law, the universal voice of nature

ii. 292
speech of Posthumius on the introduction of foreign

worship at Rome
causes which facilitated it

ii. 296
- good purposes of
distinction between established and tolerated, according to

Dionysius Halicarnassus
-- advantages of establishments
Religion Jewish, of names, an Egyptian superstition, iv. 283
-- not adopted by any of the neighbouring nations, and

Religion natural, true definition of
- the Mosaic, a republication of
- teaches God to be the rewarder of them that diligently

seek him
of what those rewards consist

the distinction between natural and revealed

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