Essays on Religion and Literature by Various Writers

Essays on Religion and Literature by Various Writers

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...first instance, but only God ' who is in heaven.' From the Supreme Lord of nature, then, the Teacher of Eevelation must have received the message which he bears. Now we cannot conceive God dealing with His rational creatures in an unreasonable way, and we see clearly that it would be unreasonable to require their assent to supernatural truths without the mission of the teacher of those truths being proved, since they would in such case have no fair means of detecting the imposture of any pretender to Eevelation who might choose to lay claim to a Divine mission. It would not, therefore, be enough for the Teacher merely to assert that he had been sent by God to deliver the message he brings--he would be bound to prove it. Again, any proof short of an evident intervention of Divine power, would seem to be insufficient to prove the certainty of the Divine intervention in the claims of the Teacher. Hence one Divine intervention is required to prove another; the Divine intervention which requires proof, and is beyond the reach of our natural faculties because it is beyond the reach of experience, requires for its proof a Divine intervention which is cognisable by our natural faculties. The super-sensible miracle of Divine mission must be proved by the sensible miracle of some event or events which, by being opposed to the course of nature, attest the agency and intervention of the Lord and Master of nature. (ij.) The reasonableness, then, for expecting a miracle as something opposed to the course of nature in preparation for the promulgation of supernatural truths, is made out. (iij.) As, however, occurrences may be in various ways opposed to the course of nature, it will be to the purpose to examine more closely the character of a miracle. (iv.) And, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661321X
  • 9781236613219