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To Mrs. Ann H. Mathews.

derated affection

May Dear Wife
As a tribute to

your , and to the uniform faithfulness mith which

you hane aided me in all my efforts to da gaad, this Walumo is dedicated to you bu Vouw

M. Ratherus

. Nove oferb, Fulg, 1855.

by affectionate husband

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CONTENTS.

LECTURE I.

Men of learning who have fallen into Infidelity.

LECTURE II.

Causes of their Infidelity.

LECTURE III.

Men of learning who have embraced Christianity.

LECTURE IV.

Christianity contrasted with Infidelity in its influence on the
happiness of Man in this world.

LECTURE V.

Influence of the Bible on the intellect of Man.

LECTURE VI.
The prejudice that extensive learning is hostile to the spirit
of true piety.

PREFACE.

The origin of these Lectures on the Harmony of Learning and Revelation may be seen in the following correspondence.

New-York, 7th Feb. 1843. Rev. DR. MATHEWS,

DEAR SIR, During your administration of the affairs of the University, and when maturing the enlarged system of instruction designed for the Institution, you introduced a Professorship of Sacred Literature. One object of the proposed Professorship was to vindicate the Sacred Scriptures from the objections often supposed to arise from various discoveries in Science and Letters. That part of the design has not yet been carried into effect; but we believe that it has become pe. culiarly desirable at the present time, to afford increased opportunities of gaining information on these important questions; and as you have now released yourself from some of your former multiplied labors, we would inquire whether

you

would not undertake to prepare a course of public Lectures on the prominent subjects which such a department of instruction should embrace.

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