The Folly and Unreasonableness of Atheism: Demonstrated from the Advantage and Pleasure of a Religious Life, the Faculties of Humane Souls, the Structure of Animate Bodies, & the Origin and Frame of the World: in Eight Sermons Preached at the Lecture Founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esquire; in the First Year, MDCXCII. By Richard Bentley, D.D. Chaplain in Ordinary, and Library Keeper to His Majesty
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
according Acts actually affirm againſt allow alſo Animals appears Argument Atheiſt Atoms Attraction Author becauſe beginning believe Bodies called carried Cauſes Chance Chaos common conſequently conſider conſtitution continue created Diſcourſe diſtance Divine doth Duration Earth effect equal eternal Exiſtence firſt follow formed former Frame give Gravity hath Heart Heaven himſelf Humane Imagination impoſſible infinite kind known laſt Laws leſs live Mankind Matter mean mechanically million Mind moſt Motion move muſt Nature neceſſarily neceſſary needs never obſerve once opinion Origin Particles particular paſt perſons Planets poſſibly Power preſent Principle proceed production proved quantity reaſon Religion reſt ſaid ſame ſay ſee ſelf Senſe ſeveral ſhall ſhould ſince ſome Soul Space Stars ſtill ſuch ſuppoſe Syſtem Text themſelves theſe thing thoſe Thought thouſand tion true Underſtanding Univerſe uſe whole Wiſdom World
Page 237 - THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.
Page 238 - God, Who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Page 240 - ... that the soul of one virtuous and religious man is of greater worth and excellency than the sun and his planets, and all the stars in the world.
Page 224 - Tis utterly inconceivable, that inanimate brute matter, without the mediation of some immaterial being, should operate upon and affect other matter without mutual contact; that distant bodies should act upon each other through a vacuum, without the intervention of something else, by and through which the action may be conveyed from one to the other.
Page 241 - ... nor gives the sacrifice of praise and worship to the Author of its being. It remains, therefore, that all bodies were formed for the sake of intelligent minds : and as the earth was principally designed for the being and service and contemplation of men, why may not all other planets be created for the like uses, each for their own inhabitants which have life and understanding...
Page 41 - Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art, and man's device.
Page 138 - For chance is but a mere name, and really nothing in itself; a conception of our own minds, and only a compendious way of speaking, whereby we would express, that such effects as are commonly attributed to chance were verily produced by their true and proper causes, but without their designing to produce them.
Page 225 - This would be a new and invincible argument for the being of God ; being a direct and positive proof that an immaterial living mind doth inform and actuate the dead matter, and support the frame of the world.
Page 199 - We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, Who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.