Natural Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of Glasgow in 1888

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1892 - 608 pages

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Page 567 - AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run ; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Page 109 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Page 251 - God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, satiety and hunger...
Page 240 - ... the weakest and stupidest went to the wall, while the toughest and shrewdest, those who were best fitted to cope with their circumstances, but not the best in another way, survived. Life was a continuous free fight, and beyond the limited and temporary relations of the family, the Hobbesian war of each against all was the normal state of existence.
Page 351 - C'est une chose qui doute, qui entend, qui conçoit, qui affirme, qui nie, qui veut, qui ne veut pas, qui imagine aussi et qui sent.
Page 143 - Aditi, an ancient god or goddess, is in reality the earliest name invented to express the Infinite ; not the Infinite as the result of a long process of abstract reasoning, but the visible Infinite, visible by the naked eye, the endless expanse, beyond the earth, beyond the clouds, beyond the sky.
Page 4 - I wish the lecturers to treat their subject as a strictly natural science, the greatest of all possible sciences indeed, in one sense, the only science, that of Infinite Being without reference to or reliance upon any supposed special exceptional or so-called miraculous revelation. I wish it considered just as astronomy or chemistry is.
Page 258 - 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
Page 531 - Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
Page 246 - In the beginning this was non-existent. It became existent, it grew. It turned into an egg. The egg lay for the time of a year. The egg broke open. The two halves were one of silver, the other of gold. The silver one became this earth, the golden one the sky, the thick membrane of the white the mountains, the thin membrane of the yoke the mist with the clouds, the small veins the rivers, the fluid the sea. And what was born from it that was Aditya, the sun. When he was born shouts of hurrah arose,...

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