A Study of Religion, Its Sources and Contents, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1888 - Pantheism - 410 pages
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Page 1 - Religion is a belief in an everlasting God; that is, a Divine mind and will, ruling the Universe, and holding moral relations with mankind.
Page 315 - A celebrated author and divine has written to me that he has "gradually learnt to see that it is just as noble a conception of the Deity to believe that He created a few original forms capable of self-development into other and needful forms, as to believe that He required a fresh act of creation to supply the voids caused by the action of His laws.
Page 283 - In short, the shape and structure of the teeth regulate the forms of the condyle, of the shoulder-blade, and of the claws, in the same manner as the equation of a curve regulates all its other properties ; and, as in regard to any particular...
Page 262 - Nam certe neque consilio primordia rerum ordine se suo quaeque sagaci mente locarunt 95 (420) nec quos quaeque darent motus pepigere profecto...
Page 315 - What Mr. Darwin thinks of this view of the introduction of life I do not know. But the anthropomorphism, which it seemed his object to set aside, is as firmly associated with the creation of a few forms as with the creation of a multitude. We need clearness and thoroughness here. Two courses and two only are possible. Either let Us open our doors freely to the conception of creative acts, or, abandoning them, let us radically change our notions of Matter.
Page 385 - Si intellectus ad divinam naturam pertinet, non poterit, uti noster intellectus, posterior (ut plerisque placet), vel simul natura esse cum rebus intellectis, quandoquidem Deus omnibus rebus prior est causalitate (per coroll. 1 prop. 16); sed contra veritas et formalis rerum essentia ideo talis est, quia talis in Dei intellectu existit obiective.
Page 12 - ... which has become the commonplace of our age, it is well to remember that, so long as they are dreams of future possibility, and not faiths in present...
Page 26 - The rule of right, the symmetries of character, the requirements of perfection, are no provincialisms of this planet : they are known among the stars...
Page 257 - ... at once the place of the sun in the zodiac, his declination from the equator, the day of the month, the length of the day, &c., &c. It would indeed be presumption in him, being unacquainted both with the...
Page 257 - ... placed so many valves without design ; and no design seemed more probable, than that since the blood could not well, because of the interposing valves, be sent by the veins to the limbs, it should be sent through the arteries and return through...

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