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Paxton, James 1786-1860

Overview
Works: 12 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 996 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL181, 210
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Most widely held works by James Paxton
Natural theology or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley ( Book )
74 editions published between 1826 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent deity. Paley's legalistic approach and skilful use of metaphor and analogy were hugely successful and equally controversial. Charles Darwin, whose investigations led to very different conclusions in The Origin of Species, was greatly influenced by the book's cumulative structure and accessible style
An introduction to the study of human anatomy by James Paxton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1831 and 1844 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations of Paley's Natural theology. With descriptive letter press by James Paxton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1826 and 1834 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of William Paley, D.D. : with a biographical sketch of the author by William Paley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1825 and 1845 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Among the many extraordinary men, who distinguished themselves in the early years of the present century, was William Paley, the subject of the following memoir--a man, whose fame no eulogium can increase, and whose talents no laboured notes need illustrate. He could not be an ordinary man whom contending factions united in honouring, whom high Tory bishops exalted when living, and whose works, when dead, a Whig ex-chancellor has endeavoured to illustrate with equal industry and talent. Paley's is one of those many great names of England's history, whose memory will remain as long as her language endures; for we shall find in proceeding through his works, that this great man laboured through life, with an industry which never tired, and a zeal never exhausted, in the best and holiest of causes; despising, by any compromise of principle, to catch an ephemeral notoriety, in which meaner souls would have gloried. He wrote thus eloquently, not for the thoughtless and the superficial, but for the ardent, the anxious searcher after truth: he was rewarded even in his lifetime by the approbation of his countrymen; and he has well secured for himself the plaudits of the great, and the good of all nations and after-ages. His life, to the talented yet obscure, is full of materials for abundant consolation and hope; for Paley owed all his fame, all his patrons, all his promotions, to his own unaided exertions. He had no powerful connections to push him forward--Practised no mean arts--did not excel in public speaking--had no strictly personal attractions --did not even write political papers. Neither did the opulence of his parents compensate for the obscurity of his other relations, since he was the only son of a country schoolmaster, whose living produced him at most thirty-five pounds a year. This book contains the works of Paley, which focus on theology and Christianity"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
An introduction to the study of human anatomy by James Paxton ( Book )
2 editions published between 1831 and 1832 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of William Paley, D.D. in five volumes by William Paley ( Book )
2 editions published between 1837 and 1838 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural theology: or, Evidences of the existence and atttributes of the Deity collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley ( )
2 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medical friend, or advice for the preservation of health by James Paxton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Questions, with notes and explanations, to Paley's Natural theology by James Paxton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paley's Natural theology : illustrated by a series of plates and explanatory notes by James Paxton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduction to the study of human anatomy by James Paxton ( )
1 edition published in 1844 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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