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Paxton, James 1786-1860

Overview
Works: 29 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 1,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Textbooks  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

44 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than two hundred years ago, Dr. William Paley wrote a series of books that marshaled evidence for the Christian faith. His books were often required reading at major institutions of learning. Believers and unbelievers alike wrestled with Paley's arguments and his compelling presentation of them. Paley's Natural Theology was one of those books. In it, he showed from biology and human anatomy that the argument for design was a clear and self-evident inference from the facts, and from that point of departure proposed that only a designer God could adequately account for those facts. His famous analogy from an intricate watch to the required deduction that there exists a watchmaker persists to this day. When evolutionary theory rose to dominance, it was thought that Paley's views on 'intelligent design' had been fully put to rest. However, each new generation discovers anew that evolutionary theory requires them to accept as true what appears, on its face, to be patently absurd: that immense complexity, surpassing in its apparent genius what 1,000 human geniuses cannot create was nonetheless the product of unguided, intrinsically dumb, natural forces. Unsatisfied, they consider the alternatives. The argument is sure to rage for another two hundred years and Dr. Paley's Natural Theology will prove to be relevant then as it is relevant today, advances in our understanding of biology notwithstanding, and, actually, because of those very same advances. "I do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley's Natural Theology: I could almost formerly have said it by heart." Charles Darwin, 1859." --from book description, Amazon.com
Illustrations of Paley's Natural theology. With descriptive letter press by James Paxton( Book )

12 editions published between 1826 and 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Paley by William Paley( Book )

6 editions published between 1837 and 1845 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of human anatomy by James Paxton( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Paley : with additional sermons, and a corrected account of the life and writings of the author by William Paley( Book )

2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of human anatomy by James Paxton( Book )

5 editions published between 1831 and 1834 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Paley by William Paley( Book )

2 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of human anatomy. by James Paxton( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medical friend, or advice for the preservation of health by James Paxton( Book )

2 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural theology by John Bascom( Book )

4 editions published between 1841 and 1848 in English and held by 2 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( Book )

2 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An introduction to the study of human anatomy (Volume 1) by James Paxton( )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the study of human anatomy / by James Paxton by James Paxton( )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Natural theology : or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature
Alternative Names
Джеймс Пэкстон

Languages
English (97)

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