Control In Evolution; A Discussion Of The Fundamental Principles Of Social Order And Progress

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byGeorge Francis Wilkin

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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. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX CHRISTIANITY SCIENTIFIC THEISM is a scientific system in all that is essential to it. And by theism, in this connection, I mean Christianity; and Christianity as it is represented by the doctrines and precepts of the Bible, rather than as it is embodied in a historical:hurch that has grown up under the operation of an assumed prerogative of authoritative ecclesiastical interpretation and modification of Scripture. Christianity, as thus conceived, is a scientific system. This may be shown by proving that it is truly evolutionary in its nature and tendencies, as was done in a general way in the last chapter. Now I wish to bring out this truth more particularly and in detail, showing that in its internal character and in its relations to evolution as a whole Christianity is scientific. I will merely illustrate this truth in some conspicuous and representative particulars. In speaking of Christianity as scientific in its internal character, or in its essential nature, regard is had to the nature of Christianity as a practical system, or system of ethical control. The primary aim of a system determines its real nature; and the primary aim of Christianity is not philosophical, or theological, or historical, or archaeological, or geological, or astronomical, but practical. Christianity has, no doubt, a philosophy, a theology, a history, etc.; but Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and he sent his followers forth to preach salvation from sin in his name. That was his mission. It is their mission. The primary aim and character of Christianity, thus, is ethical. And in that character Christianity is the crown and cap-sheaf of evolution. It belongs in the evolutionary scheme as appropriately and naturally-in the last place as gravitation b...

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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. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX CHRISTIANITY SCIENTIFIC THEISM is a scientific system in all that is essential to it. And by theism, in this conne...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217823025

ISBN - 13:9780217823029

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