Religious belief; its difficulties in ancient and modern times compared and considered: the Donnellan lect., 1877/8

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Hodges, Foster & Figgis, 1880 - Apologetics - 196 pages

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Page 135 - It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should, without the mediation of something else which is not material, operate upon and affect other matter without mutual contact, as it must be, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it.
Page 194 - Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing . They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?
Page 2 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; And backward, but I cannot perceive him : On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : But he knoweth the way that I take : When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 135 - Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.— Works of Richard Bentley, ed.
Page 148 - Parcus deorum cultor et infrequens insanientis dum sapientiae consultus erro, nunc retrorsum vela dare atque iterare cursus cogor relictos...
Page 157 - His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
Page 3 - And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.
Page 135 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to the other, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who- has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Page 1 - Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Page 148 - THERE are many diseases, both of the body and mind, which it is far easier to prevent than to cure, and therefore I hope you will think me employed in an office not useless either to learning or virtue, if I describe...

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