Christian History In Its Three Great Periods (volume 3)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJoseph Henry Allen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE EEIGN OF LAW. UNIVEESAL Law, in the sense we give to that phrase, is a very modern notion. It is hardly more than two hundred years since the first completed step was taken towards that conception, in what we call the Law of Gravitation; and it is not thirty, since that other great stride was made towards it, which we call the Law of Evolution. Especially, it is not till lately that we have come to see with some distinctness its bearings upon our religious thought. And it is from this point of view, not the purely scientific, that we have to regard it now. Practically, it is true, the regular sequences in Nature--such as day and night, the change of seasons, the moon's phases, eclipses, and the like--have been known and acted on from a very early time; and the heavens have thus always been held as signs of a Cosmic or Divine Order, which could not be traced in things terrestrial. It is in this sense that they are said to "declare the glory of God," in the nineteenth Psalm, whose theme is the exaltation of "the Law of the Lord." This is all that is really meant in the famous paragraph of Hooker, in which he might at first sight seem to be speaking of what we mean by Universal Law:--"Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is in the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage: the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power. Both angels and men, and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy." These noble words follow a highly rhetorical passage, which admits such suppositions as the following, which the scientific mind is wholly unabl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE EEIGN OF LAW. UNIVEESAL Law, in the sense we give to that phrase, is a very modern notion. It is hardly more than two hund...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217812104

ISBN - 13:9780217812108

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