Similarities of Physical and Religious Knowledge by James Thompson BixbySimilarities of Physical and Religious Knowledge by James Thompson Bixby

Similarities of Physical and Religious Knowledge

byJames Thompson Bixby

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CLAIM OF RELIGION TO POSSESS EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE AND CONSEQUENT DIVINE SUPREMACY.--HUMAN CONDITIONS OF RELIGION.--DIVINE ORIGIN OF SCIENCE.--HELP RECEIVED BY RELIGION FROM SCIENCE. Secondly, there are the claims made by both Science and Religion of exclusive knowledge, and, as a result of this, a rightful supremacy over the other. I take up first the claim of Religion. It is one of the most ancient claims of Religion that to her has been given truth in its absolute purity, direct from Heaven. Scientific investigations are but blind human gropings. There is nothing divine or heaven-descended in them. But religion is a revelation from the Creator himself, conveying absolute and final truth. No human admixture alloys its certainty; no sense-experience nor logical demonstrations are needed to make it credible; no further principles are to be sought for. God has unveiled to man in advance all the information about spiritual things which it is essential for him to have. For the human understanding to pick and dig about these foundations is either superfluous or injurious-If its investigations agree with the divine revelation, they are but a waste of energy. If they disagree, they are beyond doubt mischievous misleadings. Religious truths are not like scientific truths. Spiritual phenomena are not like material phenomena. They are to be gazed at reverently, not searched into with microscope and dissected with lancet. They should be accepted in faith, not criticized by impious reason. Of eternal and infinite importance, as they are, what is man that he should set himself up as their judge?" In the things of God," Mr. Mansel tells us to-day, as Augustine, and Aquinas, and Calvin, and Edwards, and the great Church authorities in every century, have...
Title:Similarities of Physical and Religious KnowledgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217049745

ISBN - 13:9780217049740