Lowell Lectures, on the Application of Metaphysical and Ethical Science to the Evidences of Religion: Delivered Before the Lowell Institution in Boston, in the Winters of 1848-49

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C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1849 - Apologetics - 465 pages
"These lectures were given under the auspices of the Lowell Institute of Boston, MA in 1848-1849. In this series of lectures Bowen endeavours to show that the fundamental doctrines of religion rest upon the same basis that supports all science, and that they cannot be denied without also rejecting familiar truths that are adopted almost unconsciously, and upon which the conduct of life and the regulation of our ordinary concerns. Bowen argues that the time seems to have arrived for a more practical and immediate verification than the world has ever witnessed of the great truth, that the civilization that is not based upon Christianity is big with the elements of its own destruction." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

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Page 34 - THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Page 23 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate— Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute — And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Page 262 - Stern Lawgiver ! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads ; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong; And the most ancient heavens, through Thee, are fresh and strong.
Page 91 - Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods, And mountains ; and of all that we behold From this green earth...
Page 415 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Page 419 - FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word...
Page 356 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 135 - But wandering oft, with brute unconscious gaze, Man marks not Thee, marks not the mighty Hand That, ever busy, wheels the silent spheres ; Works in the secret deep ; shoots, steaming, thence The fair profusion that o'erspreads the Spring...
Page 143 - 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 another, 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 401 - The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth : they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation...

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