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Letters to Eugenia;

or,

A Preservative

Against Religious Prejudices.

by Baron d'Holbach,

 

Author of The System of Nature, The Social System, Good Sense, Christianity Unveiled,
Ecce Homo, Universal Morality, Religious Cruelty,
&c., &c., &c.
 

Translated from the French, by
Anthony C. Middleton, M. D.


 ... "Arctis
Religionum animos nodis exsolvere pergo."
Lucretii De Rerum Natura, lib. iv. v. 6, 7.

 


Boston:
Published By Josiah P. Mendum,
At The Office Of The Boston Investigator.
1857.


 


 

Contents.

  [Naigeon's Preface]

[Translator's Preface]


PAGE
Letter I.

Of the Sources of Credulity, and of the Motives which should lead to an Examination of Religion,

  1
Letter II.
Of the Ideas which Religion gives us of the Divinity,
29
Letter III.
An Examination of the Holy Scriptures, of the Nature of the Christian Religion, and of the Proofs upon which Christianity is founded,
46
Letter IV.
Of the fundamental Dogmas of the Christian Religion,
76
Letter V.
Of the Immortality of the Soul, and of the Dogma of another Life,
91
Letter VI.
Of the Mysteries, Sacraments, and Religious Ceremonies of Christianity,
120
Letter VII.
Of the pious Rites, Prayers, and Austerities of Christianity,
136
Letter VIII.
Of Evangelical Virtues and Christian Perfection,
154
Letter IX.
Of the Advantages contributed to Government by Religion,
184
Letter X.
Of the Advantages Religion confers on those who profess it,
211
Letter XI.
Of Human or Natural Morality,
233
Letter XII.
Of the small Consequence to be attached to Men's Speculations, and the Indulgence which should be extended to them,
255


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