The Evidences of Christianity: With an Introduction on the Existence of God and the Immortality of the Soul

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Gould and Lincoln, 1869 - 244 pagina's
 

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Pagina 94 - Murchison has long ago proved, there are parts of that record which are singularly complete, and in those parts we have the proofs of Creation without any indication of Development The Silurian rocks, as regards Oceanic Life, are perfect and abundant in the forms they have preserved, yet there are no Fish. The Devonian Age followed, tranquilly, and without a break ; and in the Devonian Sea, suddenly, Fish appear — appear in shoals, and in forms of the highest and most perfect type.
Pagina 129 - Hence if knowledge cannot monopolize consciousness — if it must always continue possible for the mind to dwell upon that which transcends knowledge ; then there can never cease to be a place for something of the nature of Religion ; since Religion under all its forms is distinguished from everything else in this, that its subject matter is that which passes the sphere of experience.

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