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PITHY QUOTE FROM Bayle: Dictionary

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The visions of Cerinthus in relation to the temporal reign of Jesus Christ, have induced some writers to regard him as the true author of the revelations to which he put the name of St John, in order to obtain credit under the authority of that venerable apostle: in consequence of this supposition, many persons have wholly rejected the apocalypse, as a work neither of St John nor of any other inspired writer, but the impertinent and obscure reveries of an early heretic.

Pierre Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary, Cerinthus

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Pierre Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary

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ISBN: 978-1-57085-272-5

Language: English Translation

Pierre Bayle. Portrait by Louis Ferdinand Elle the Younger

Pierre Bayle. An Historical and Critical Dictionary, Selected and Abridged from the Great Work. 4 volumes. London: Printed for Hunt and Clark, 1826.