Thoughts on the Bible

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byWilliam Gresley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... POSTSCRIPT. DARWINISM. Sinck writing the above I have read "The Descent of Man," by Charles Darwin, on which I think it necessary to make a few remarks. First, let me advert to a mutual complaint made by men of science, and men of religion, especially the clergy, against each other. Scientific men complain that the clergy do not enter into their theories, and attempt to put them down by dogmatism. The clergy, on the other hand, complain that men of science have not the least regard for the revelation of the Bible; and if any thing occurs in the Bible which contradicts their views, they set it aside summarily as unworthy of consideration. Now contempt and dogmatism on either side are misplaced. Let each party speak respectfully of the other. At the same time let them not fall into the opposite error of pretending an admiration which they do not really feel. That is a greater mistake, if possible, than the other. An excellent modern writer, speaking of Renan, says, "No one is more ready than I am to do justice to the extraordinary literary merits of the Vie cle Jesus, its lucid style, its descriptive powers, its manifold charms." Why go out of the way thus to compliment a man who has done more, perhaps, than any other writer to spread infidelity in the present generation? We need not abuse him, as writers in the last century used to abuse their opponents; but why praise a man whose principles we utterly condemn? As regards Mr. Darwin, he has brought for-, ward a number of curious facts, partly from his own observation, partly from the books of others about natural history; but he appears to me to have failed entirely in proving his point. He admits that "many of the views which have been advanced are highly speculative, and some no doubt will prove errone...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... POSTSCRIPT. DARWINISM. Sinck writing the above I have read "The Descent of Man," by Charles Darwin, on which I think it nece...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217967221

ISBN - 13:9780217967228

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