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LONDON:
Printed for J. and P. KNAPTON, at the Crown

in Ludgate-Street. MDCCXLVIII.

1748

BL 570 .S98

Sykes, Arthur Ashley

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ACRIFICES are known to have

been in Use generally all over the

World, from the earliest days to the time when Christianity had made great Progress in it: And the Heathen treated Christians at first, as Atheists, and Impious, because They refused to comply with the usual religious Customs of the Country in which They lived. The way which the Christians took to vindicate themselves for refusing to facrifice, was, partly to fhew the Weakness and Absurdity of the Heathen way of Worship ; and partly to produce Authorities from their Philosophers and Wise Men, who had in their Writings condemned all Animal Sacrifices, or had given Reasons to thew

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