Principles of Natural Theology by Robert Anchor Thompson

Principles of Natural Theology

byRobert Anchor Thompson

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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.1857 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. COMPARISON OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES OF THE MIND, IN THE ATTAINMENT OF ITS THEOLOGICAL AND ITS OTHER KNOWLEDGES. "we have already made some advance in our method of verifying our knowledge of God, by comparing its character and its processes, with those of the knowledges which are allowed to be fundamental. The same method may be carried farther; and its results may conveniently be exhibited in a series of parallels. 1. The existence of other minds beyond «£l! "seen m our own, of which alone we have immediate phenomena, ' consciousness, is made known to us through their agency, voluntary or involuntary, in the material world. This world, or more strictly its phenomena, always appears to lie between our own minds, and any other with which we may be acquainted. Thus the existence of minds, no less than of matter itself, becomes known to us through sensation. The sound of a voice, the expression of a face, are sensible objects which discover mind. But we have found the manifestations of the Supreme Intelligence in the material world. Not that they are confined to it, for they extend through the mental and moral constitution of man. That is, Material phenomena manifest to us the existence of human minds, and of the Presiding Mind of the universe. This is our first parallel between our Theological and our common knowledges. 2. We have seen (Chaps. II. and III.) that the Agency of the Supreme Mind is J. manifested by certain adjustments, arrangements, adaptations of things, which indicate intelligent purpose. But the actions, the language, the writings of a man,--whatever phenomena manifest the agency of a human mind, are, like the former, adjustments or arrangements of material substances, combined in such a manner as to indicate...

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Title:Principles of Natural TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217976026

ISBN - 13:9780217976022

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