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S UR V E E Y

OF THE
Search after Souls,

B Y

Dr. COWARD, Dr. S. CLARKE, Mr.

Baxter, Dr. SYKES, Dr. Law,
Mr. PECKARD, and others.

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The principal Arguments for and against the

Materiality are collected : And the Distinc.
tion between the mechanical and moral Sys-
tem stated.

W Í T H .

An ESSAY to ascertain the Condition of the Christian,

during the Mediatorial Kingdom of JESUS: which
neither admits of a sleeping, nor supposes a separate
State of the Sou L after Death.

By CALEB FLEMING.

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LONDON:
Printed for C. HENDERSON, under the Royal-Ex-

change ; and sold by John Noon in the Poultry ;
and P. BRINDLEY, in New-bond-street. 1758.

265. j. 12.

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TO

NICOLAS MUNCKLEY, M. D.

Fellow of the College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal-Society,

SI R,

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HE ease and health, owing,

under God, to that generous attendance which

you
have

many years given my family; would be sufficient to justify this dedication. But when the performance has so much to do with the system of man, and with the metaphysical writings of medical professors, the propriety is very conspicuous.

It is the business of the following sheets, to combat the material or mechanical hypothesis of the human Soul. Whatever inaccuracies, or greater defects, may meet your distinguishing

eye,

eye, in this survey, they will the less offend; since your patronage is not so properly fought, as an opportunity seized of publickly acknowledging your

FRIENDSHIP.

Whether the theological opinions, herein advanced, shall agree with, or differ from your own; the candour and ingenuity of your spirit will afsuredly shew, that Dr. Munckley is an advocate of religious liberty.

With great efteem and obligation,

I am yours, &c.

Hoxton Square,
July 28, 1758.

C. Fleming.

INTRODUCTION.

HE universal opinion of T

the state of the pious dead,

has been, that of an immediate felicity. Many christians have taught, that fouls of believers, are; at their death made perfect in boliness, and do immediately pass into glory :--so far, I should conclude, they have not mistaken the doctrine of divine revelation. But when they added, to this article of faith, —their bodies being fill united to Christ, do rest in their graves until the resurrection : they appear, to me, to have mistaken very much in their interpretation.

Absurdity seems to hang heavily on this opinion : and numbers

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