An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine begins with an Introduction in which the author argues against his old papers. One of his most famous quotes is waiting for you!
Introduction, Part 1.16:33.
Okay, I messed up. I mentally conflated the beginning of Apologia pro Vita Mea (a State of the Argument Address) with the beginning of An Essay, just because both contain arguments.
You really really want to read the Introduction to An Essay, as it is very interesting indeed. So I’m going to post the whole Introduction over the course of this weekend, allowing me to correct this shocking error as quickly as possible. Chapter 1 is the bit that’s kinda dry (unless you’ve been drawn into the Introduction’s line of reasoning), so I was doubly foolish to post it first.