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" The general and perpetual voice of men is as the sentence of God himself. For that which all men have at all times learned, Nature herself must needs have taught; and God being the author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument. "
The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General ... - Page 152
by Thomas Spencer Baynes - 1888
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Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Student's Guide

Isabel Rivers - Education - 1994 - 233 pages
...accusing or else excusing one another. Romans 2; 14- 15 38 The general and perpetual voice of men is as the sentence of God himself. For that which all men have at all times leamed, Nature herself must needs have taught; and GixJ being the author of Nature. her voice is but...
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The Environment and Christian Ethics

Michael S. Northcott - Philosophy - 1996 - 379 pages
...they are to find fulfilment and happiness arises from nature as well as from reason and revelation: 'For that which all men have at all times learned,...author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument.'" 9 Like Aquinas, Hooker finds the highest good in the human knowledge and love of God and so from true...
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The Environment and Christian Ethics

Michael S. Northcott - Philosophy - 1996 - 379 pages
...they are to find fulfilment and happiness arises from nature as well as from reason and revelation: 'For that which all men have at all times learned,...God being the author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument.'tt9 Like Aquinas, Hooker finds the highest good in the human knowledge and love of God...
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...against the Puritans, had stated the position succincdy: The general and perpetual voice of men is as the sentence of God himself. For that which all...God being the author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument.10 Hooker's endowment of nature with active agency and female gender links his conception...
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Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth ...

Ross Harrison - History - 2003 - 281 pages
...all people. Therefore what all people recognise as true can be taken to be the voice of God because 'that which all men have at all times learned, nature...author of nature, her voice is but his instrument'. So this is one method, a plausible a posteriori proof procedure but obviously depending on the truth...
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White Gloves of the Doorman: The Works of Leon Rooke

Branko Gorjup - Poetry - 2004 - 458 pages
...Calvinists would utterly deny to them: "The general and perpetual voice of man," Hooker writes, "is as the sentence of God himself. For that which all...God being the author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument."27 Noting that many "principal points" of Christian faith are nowhere mentioned in scripture,...
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Readings in Early Anthropology

James Sydney Slotkin - Social Science - 1965 - 530 pages
...generally or for the most part run one and the same way, especially in matters of natural discourse. . . . For that which all men have at all times learned, Nature herself must needs have taught.s42 . . . nature itself teacheth laws and statutes to live by. The laws which have hitherto...
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The Cambridge Platonists: A Brief Introduction

Tod E. Jones - Religion - 2005 - 163 pages
...and creation. Therefore, he can declare with assurance, "The general and perpetual voice of men is as the sentence of God himself. For that which all...God being the author of Nature, her voice is but his instrument."1 4 The Laws of Reason are evident and irresistible to a good man, such a one who has not...
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Asiatic Journal

Asia - 1832
...metaphysical abstractions. The general and perpetual law of God, remarks the pious and learned Hooker, is as the sentence of God himself; for that which all...men have at all times learned, nature herself must have taught, and God being the author of nature, her voice is but his instrument.^: Thus, in the Siva...
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