Bible and Men of Learning; In a Course of Lectures

Bible and Men of Learning; In a Course of Lectures

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...declare him to be the author of whatever is clear and splendid in the world of mind and thought. Whether it be in man or angel, every faculty by which we can discover truth, can discriminate between good and evil, beauty and deformity, is derived from him. The enlarged domain of intellectual light which belongs to the unsinning seraphs in heaven, comes to them as his gift; it is a part ol his image in which he created them; and when man by his fall from primeval innocence, had both destroyed the purity of his heart, and fatally im paired the powers of his understanding; it is only as he comes under the influence of the remedial scheme by which men "are brought from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto the living God," that intellect becomes, healthful and active, and the enlarged discoveries of truth and wisdom are made fully available in promoting the comfort and welfare of men. This is what I now undertake to make good, and in doing so, I will present you with A contrast between Christianity on the one hand, and Infidelity on the other, in their respective influences upon the cause of sound learning and knowledge in our world. You will at once perceive how fitly this forms the next step in our proposed lectures on the connection between Science and Religion. On a previous occasion we took a review of learned men who have been the opposers of Christianity; and while we allowed them all due credit for their attainments in Science and Letters, we proceeded to show that their infidelity did not spring from their learning, but from causes far from honorable to the men themselves. We next brought up to view, ranks of the learned who have appeared as the advocates and ornaments of Christianity; and we showed that if more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573692
  • 9781236573698