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THOUGHTS ON PRAYER
THE PRESENT TIME.
BY JAMES DOUGLAS, Esq.
1. Fragments of the True Religion among the Heathen.—2.
Worship of the Visible Heavens and of the Elements.–3.
Worship of Deceased Ancestors.-4. Complex and Mytholo-
gical Worship.—. External Polytheism and Internal Mys-
teries.-6. Outer and Inner Philosophy.—7. Emanation and
Pantheism.-8. The World by Wisdom knew not God.-9.
The True Notion of Creation peculiar to the Hebrew Scrip-
EARLY CORRUPTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY.
1. Corruption of Religion among the Jews.-2. Jewish Corrup-
tions of Christianity.-3. Gnostic Corruptions.--4. Sabellian-
Disputes and Divisions.-7. Corruptions from Gentile Philo-
phy.-8. Corruptions from Gentile Superstition.-9. Pre-
1. Partial and General Corruption of Christianity.—2. Changes
of the Primitive Churches.-3. The Power of the Bishop of
Rome.-4. Assimilation of Christianity to Judaism and Pa-
ganism.-5. Final Identity of Paganism and Popery.–6.
Popery contains a part of many Ancient Heresies.—7. Absur-
1. As Popery proceeds from Polytheism, so Mysticism froma
Pantheism.2. Mysticism flourishing in the East.–3. Mys-
ticism less prevalent in the West.–4. Pantheistic Mysticism.
-5. Emanative Mysticism.-6. Devotional Mysticism.—7.
Mysticism now rather practical than speculative.-8. Mys-
ticism natural to the mind.-9. Its near resemblance to Truth,
and its essential difference.-10. Mysticism first favourable
to the Reformation of Religion, then adverse