Sermons In Stones; Or, Scripture Confirmed By Geology

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byDominick Mccausland

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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.1865 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. THE TWO RECORDS COMPARED. "Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything." Shakespeabe. The Mosaic Record of the Creation, which we are now about to examine, whether of Divine or human origin, purports to be a narrative of events of which our planet was the theatre at some period between its first formation and the birth of Adam. It may be, that it is an epitome of all the vicissitudes and changes which have occupied the vast space of time which intervened between " the beginning" and the completion of the work of Creation; or it may be, that it is a detail of the events that occurred during the short period of the six concluding natural days. The former is confessedly the most natural and appropriate interpretation, if the facts of Geology will admit of such a construction; though the latter has been more generally adopted, through what we shall prove to have been a misapprehension regarding the incon-. sistency of Geological phenomena with the Scripture narrative. But whether it be the history of the whole period of the pre-Adamite world, or only of its six closing days, the Mosaic narrative is the Record of all that is pre-eminently ancient--and not only that, but is itself the most ancient book or written Record in the world. This is a fact conceded by the infidel; for Porphyry, the most determined and formidable of all the antagonists which Revelation has had to encounter, admits, after patient research, that Sanchoniathan was the most ancient of profane authors, and that his writings contain copious extracts from the Books of Moses. It must also be admitted, that in simplicity and dignity of language and structure, the opening scene of the Creation has never been surpassed by any of the writ...

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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.1865 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. THE TWO RECORDS COMPARED. "Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553680

ISBN - 13:9780217553681

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