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“ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost : and these three are One.

And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, the Water,
and the Blood : and these three agree in One.”

1 JOHN, 5:7, 8.

BOSTON:

JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY,

17 and 19 Cornhill.

1853.
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INTRODUCTION.

The following statement of the Trinitarian Principle, or Law of Tri-Personality, was made by the writer many years since as the foundation of a Universal Science, or form of Universal Philosophy; a work that has since then occupied a portion of his time, and which he is now preparing for publication, as “ The Marriage of Philosophy and Faith.

The statement here made is a logical argument based upon self-evident truths demonstrating that fact of TriPersonality in God which has always been assumed dogmatically by the Church as the foundation of its theology; but which being, as there stated, poetical, and not rational, could not serve as a foundation for Philosophy, or even as a permanent basis for Theology. Although the foundation upon which this statement of Tri-Personality rests is partly hypothetical, as it is also self-evident, this logical demonstration ought to be regarded as sufficient, and the Law of Tri-Personality thus established be received without question as the only true ground of Philosophy, and the only rational foundation for Christian Theology. It is not, however,

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