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" Moral precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we see: positive precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we do not see.* Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties do not arise out of the... "
The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc - Page 20
by John Feltham - 1799
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1740 - 488 pages
...Cafe itfelf, prior to external Command. Pofitive Duties do not arife out of the Nature of the Cafe; but from external Command : Nor would they be Duties at all, were it not for fuch Command, received from Him whofe Creatures and Subjects we are. But the Manner in * This is the...
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Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

Joseph Butler - 1804 - 462 pages
...somewhat of a moral nature, we may see the reason of them, conMoral duties arise out of the nature of the case •itself, prior to external command. Positive...received from him, whose creatures and subjects we are. But the manner in which the nature of the case, or the fact of the relation, is made known, this doth...
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The Baptism of Believers Only, and the Particular Communion of the ..., Part 3

Thomas Baldwin - 1806 - 352 pages
...cafe itfelf, prior to external command ; pofitive duties do not arife out of the nature of the cafe, but from external command ; nor would they be duties at all, were it not for fuch command, received from Him whofe creatures and fubjects we are."* Our obligations to precepts...
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The British Essayists;: The Looker-on

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 268 pages
...on reasons which we do not altogether comprehend. Thus MORAL duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. POSITIVE duties...external command ; nor would they be duties at all, but for such command. From this difference between what is POSITIVE and what is MORAL in religion,...
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The British Essayists;: The Looker-on

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 270 pages
...comprehend. Thus MORAL duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. POSITIyE duties do not arise out of the nature of the case,...external command ; nor would they be duties at all, but for such command. From this difference between what is POSITIyE and what is MORAL in religion,...
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The Works of Joseph Butler ...: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author ...

Joseph Butler - 1813 - 496 pages
...of a moral nature, we may see the reason of them consr Moral duties arise out o'f the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties...received from him, whose creatures and subjects we are. But the manner in which the nature of the case, or the fact of the relation, is made known, this doth...
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the constitution and ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1819 - 362 pages
...precepts are precepts, the reasons of which we do not see. f Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties do not arise out of the na* John iii. 5. sf This is the distinction between moral and positive precepts, considered respectively...
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The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and ...

Joseph Butler, Samuel Hallifax - 1819 - 256 pages
...Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties Ao not arise out of the nature of the case, but from external •Chap. t. fJohniii. 5. $ Tills ii the distinction between mor.il and positive precepts, considered...
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The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and ...

Joseph Butler - 1820 - 264 pages
...precepts are precepts the reason of which we do not see.* Moral duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. Positive duties...arise out of the nature of the case, but from external * Chap. v. f John iii. 5. command; nor would they be duties at all, were it not Tor such command, received...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 37-38

British essayists - 1823 - 662 pages
...on reasons which we do not altogether comprehend. Thus MORAL duties arise out of the nature of the case itself, prior to external command. POSITIVE duties...external command : nor would they be duties at all, but for such command. From this difference between what is POSITIVE and what is MORAL in religion,...
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