Christianity The Religion Of Nature; Lectures Delivered Before The Lowell Institute

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byAndrew Preston Peabody

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... objections to it derived from suffering, from moral evil, and from the condition of the unprivileged portion of our race. I illustrated the Divine providence in human art, and in the distribution of capacities and endowments among men. I demonstrated the Divine holiness from the human conscience, and from the inevitable law of moral retribution. I exhibited the accordance of the official relations of Jesus Christ to mankind with natural religion. I adduced the extra-Scriptural arguments for the immortality brought to light in the Gospel. I illustrated the accordance of Christian morality with natural, universal, and eternal law, and the foundation in nature for the fundamental precepts of love to God and to man, and of personal and. social duty. I considered the politico-religious basis of government and social order. Finally, in the present Lecture, I have shown that Christian institutions--the Sabbath especially--are not arbitrary, but legitimated on grounds of natural fitness. I have endeavored, without transcending the theme assigned to me,--natural religion,--to present what seems to me the most important portion of the evidence for Christianity. But because I have laid emphatic stress on its coincidence with nature, I would not have you infer that I hold the external evidences on which also it relies in light esteem. On the other hand, they seem to me impregnable, and they have gained new strength with the researches of the present age in geography, in archaeology, and especially in the disinterred monuments and deciphered records of Egypt and of Nineveh. But a first-hand acquaintance with these evidences requires time, which indeed cannot be more worthily spent, but which all have not at their command, and an extended familiarity with books to whic...

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... objections to it derived from suffering, from moral evil, and from the condition of the unprivileged portion of our race. I il...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217190014

ISBN - 13:9780217190015

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