Class Book Of Natural Theology; Or The Testimony Of Nature To The Being, Perfections, And…

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byHenry Fergus

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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.1838 Excerpt: ... BOOK II. EVIDENCES OF DESIGN IN NATURE. CHAPTER t GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. We shall now proceed to consider some of the evidences of design in the fabric of nature; and, instead of selecting a few insulated examples from particular departments of the world, shall take a rapid but wide survey of the universe, and endeavor to show that evidences of design occur every where throughout the vast system. Such evidences appear, not merely in a few thinly-scattered phenomena of a dubious aspect, pressed into the service, and constrained to give a reluctant and suspicious testimony, but they abound in every province of nature, and, upon many occasions, force themselves upon the notice even of the careless observer. Such a general survey is not necessary to prove the being of God; but it will serve to familiarize this great truth to our imagination, and accustom us to associate the existence and perfections of Deity with the contemplations of his works. Moreover, we may often have occasion to remark the indications of wisdom and goodness which appear in every department of nature; and the frequent recurrence of these indications cannot fail to make a deep impression on the mind, and to fortify it against objections to those attributes of the Creator. Before entering, however, upon this extensive survey, it is proper to premise, 1. That, although we may not understand every phenomenon, or be able to point out design in every appearance of nature, yet this can form no objection against what we are able to explain. Our ability to prove the existence and illustrate the perfections of Deity from the fabric of the universe, will be commensurate with our knowledge of creation. We may be able to show design in many phenomena; but beings of greater knowledge may show wisdom and ...

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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.1838 Excerpt: ... BOOK II. EVIDENCES OF DESIGN IN NATURE. CHAPTER t GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. We shall now proceed to consider some of the evidences o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217822827

ISBN - 13:9780217822824

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