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Ridicule, so far as it affects religion, consider"d and censur"d

John Tottie

Ridicule, so far as it affects religion, consider"d and censur"d

A sermon preached before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary"s, on Sunday, Decemb. 8. 1734. By John Tottie, ...

by John Tottie

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Published by printed at the Theatre for Mary Fletcher; and sold by J. and J. Rivington, London; J. Mountfort at Worcester in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1986. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 2968, no. 26).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 2968, no. 26.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[2],32p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16990537M

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Effects of Religion Effects of Religion There are various religious beliefs that have been a standing force in this country for hundreds of thousands of on is known to unite and divide various cultures in numerous societies around the world. The power of religion can be used to manifest or impose negative outlooks, perspectives, habits, actions, and lives by manipulating or. Why is any religion important? A~~~~Though Sally in Kentucky may feel it’s important to her and to those in her bubble—in reality its not important in any overarching sense. If religion was gone in years, planet Earth would be a better place.


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Ridicule, so far as it affects religion, consider"d and censur"d by John Tottie Download PDF EPUB FB2

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