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ON THE

EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY

IN

THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

DELIVERED IN TIIE MERCER STREET CHURCII, NEW YORK,

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 21, 1867.

ON THE

“ ELY FOUNDATION" OF TIIE UNION TILOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

BY ALBERT BARNES,

AUTHOR OF

"NOTES ON THE NEW TESTAMENT," "NOTES ON THE PSALMS,"

ETC., ETC.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and

sixty-seven, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. 09-12-08 N.A.L.

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,

NEW YORK

THE ELY LECTURESHIP

ON

The Evidences of Christianity.

FIRST SERIES.

BY THE REV. ALBERT BARNES,

OF PHILADELPHIA.

7- 3-28. V

PREFACE.

This course of Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity in the Nineteenth Century was delivered, by appointment, as the first course on the foundation established in the Union Theological Seminary by Mr. Zebulon Stiles Ely, of New York, in the following terms:

"The undersigned gives the sum of ten thousand dollars to the Union Theological Seminary of the city of New York, to found a lectureship in the same, the title of wbich shall be The Elias P. Ely Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity.'

“The course of Lectures given on this foundation is to comprise any topics that serve to establish the proposition that Christianity is a religion from God, or that it is the perfect and final form of religion for man.

“Among the subjects discussed may be-
"The Nature and Need of a Revelation;

"The Character and Influence of Christ and his Apostles;

“The Authenticity and Credibility of the Scriptures: Miracles and Prophecy;

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