Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology, Volumen 1

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Lea & Blanchard, 1841

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Página 28 - through the successive generations of living creatures, " Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the earth." The question is popularly treated by Beausobre, Hist, de Manicheisme, torn. ii. lib. 5, c. 4; or, in a better spirit, by Petavius Dogm. Theol. torn. iii. de opificio sex dierum, lib. 1, c. 1, § 8.
Página 330 - The perforations in the centre of these joints affording a facility for stringing them as beads, has caused them, in ancient times, to be used as rosaries. In the northern parts of England they still retain the appellation of St. Cuthbert's beads. On a rock by Lindisfarn Saint Cuthbert sits, and toils to frame The sea-born beads, that bear his name.
Página xi - be appointed to write, print, and publish one thousand copies of a work On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation; illustrating such work by all reasonable arguments, as for instance, the variety and
Página 437 - knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer."* Nay, says the Geologist, for if the stone were a pebble, the adventures of this pebble may have been many and various, and fraught with records of physical events, that produced important changes upon the surface of onr planet; and
Página 449 - Nothing," says Sir IFW Herschel, "can be more unfounded than the objection which has been taken in limine, by persona well meaning perhaps, certainly narrow-minded, against the study of natural philosophy, and indeed against all science,—that it fosters in its cultivators an undue and overweening self-conceit, leads them to doubt the immortality of the
Página 91 - made, since the publication of this work, show that many of the animals therein described, existed during more than one geological period preceding the catastrophe by which they were extirpated. Hence it seems more probable, that the event in question, was the last of the many geological revolutions that have been produced by violent
Página 30 - the earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us ; but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out ?"—Wisdom, ii. 16.—EB Pusey.
Página 26 - few words of Genesis may be fairly appealed to by the geologist, as containing a brief statement of the creation of the material elements, -at a time distinctly preceding the operations of the first day: it is no where affirmed that God created the heaven and the earth in the first day, but in the
Página 175 - of its neck may have compensated for the want of strength in its jaws, and its incapacity for swift motion through the water, by the suddenness and agility of the attack which they enabled it to make on every animal
Página 449 - and to scoff at revealed religion. Its natural effect, we may confidently assert, on every well consituted mind, is and must be the direct contrary. No doubt, the testimony of natural reason, on whatever exercised, must of necessity stop short of those truths which

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