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The Bible and other ancient literature in the nineteenth century.

Author: L T Townsend
Publisher: New York, Chautauqua Press, C.L.S.C. Dept., 1889.
Series: Chautauqua literary & scientific circle.
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Townsend, L.T. (Luther Tracy), 1838-1922.
Bible and other ancient literature in the nineteenth century.
New York, Chautauqua Press, C.L.S.C. Dept., 1889
(OCoLC)555958679
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L T Townsend
OCLC Number: 3160921
Description: ix, 205 pages 17 cm.
Contents: 1. The pivotal question --
2. Re-examination of Bible authority --
3. General proposition --
4. The Bible responsible for its scientific errors --
5. The Bible and the exact language of science --
6. The Bible and scientific classification --
7. A hint that the Author of nature is the Author of the Bible --
8. Supposed antagonism between science and the Bible --
9. An illustration of the supposed antagonism --
10. Actual conflicts between science and the Bible; and science in error --
11. Illustrated by the statements of eminent men --
12. An important rule --
13. Caution needed --
14. A fuller classification of Bible contents --
15. The same rule governs Bible interpretation as governs the interpretation of other literature --
16. The connection is decisive --
17. Absolute truth --
18. The Bible and other ancient literature brought together --
19. The art of healing, and the Bible --
20. From 1184 B.C. to 500 B.C. --
21. From 500 B.C. to 320 B.C. --
22. Medical practice in recent times --
23. The Bible, if Divine, must not be in error --
24. The Bible found not to be in error --
25. Certain approved physiological revelations --
26. Testimony of eminent physicians --
27. Matters closely related to medical science --
28. An important question --
29. The human mind and the Bible --
30. Opinions of the ancients as to the mind --
31. What guarded the Bible-writers against false opinions --
32. Not their supposed non-philosophical character --
33. Correctness of Bible statements in the light of modern thought --
34. The moral argument derived from Bible influence --
35. Mental methods in the Bible --
36. Examples of inductive reasoning --
37. Dependence of the modern method upon the Bible method --
38. How shall the correctness of Bible psychology be explained --
39. The Bible in its relation to government and civilization --
40. The Bible, if inspired, a court of ultimate appeal --
41. The Bible and law --
42. The Bible revered by eminent lawyers --
43. Obligation of Roman law to the Bible --
44. The constitutional law of England, and the Bible --
45. The Bible and political science --
46. The Bible indorsed by eminent statesmen --
47. Secret of England's greatness --
48. "The holy alliance" --
49. Declaration of Independence 50. Republican government --
51. Benefits of Bible faith and practice --
52. The Bible and the United States --
53. Opinions of Daniel Webster, William H. Seward, and Professor Bowen --
54. The Bible and civilization --
55. Learning and literature --
56. Architecture --
57. Quotation from Ruskin --
58. The Bible and the history of civilization --
59. Commonwealth of Israel --
60. Ancient civilizations --
61. Greece and Rome --
62. Heathen lands --
63. Medieval times --
64. Modern Europe --
65. Another important question --
66. The Bible and natural history --
67. Botany --
68. Zoology --
69. Meteorology --
70. Opinion of Lieut. Maury --
71. The Bible and geology --
72. Teachings of the ancients as to the origin of things --
73. Sir William Thomson gives expression to modern opinion --
74. Opinions of eminent men as to the geology of the Bible --
75. The Bible and astronomy --
76. A test question --
77. Ancient astrology --
78. In Egypt --
79. In Babylon --
80. In Chaldaea --
81. In Persia --
82. In Arabia --
83. In Europe --
84. The Bible writers were familiar with these views, but never adopted them --
85. Ancient astronomy --
86. The earth: its shape, foundation, and composition --
87. The moon: its composition, size, and distance --
88. The sun: its character and size --
89. The stars --
90. Comets --
91. The milky way --
92. Number and distances of the stars --
93. Why did not Bible-writers make similar statements --
94. Other important revelations in the Bible --
95. The Bible; its morals and religion --
96. Comparisons between Bible teachings and those of other ancient literature --
96. Unfavorable criticisms --
97. The rigorous measures enjoined in the Bible against the Canaanites --
98. Imprecations in the Psalms --
99. David's command to execute Joab --
100. The Bible text-book on moral science --
101. Objections to the purity of Bible morality --
102. Results of an abandonment of Bible morality, as in England and France --
103. Bible morality indorsed even by men in some respects skeptics --
104. Still another important question --
105. The Bible and theology --
106. Science confirms Bible theology, but adds nothing essentially new --
107. The Bible and religious truth --
108. Bible religion originated practical philanthropy --
109. Bible religion adapted to all peoples --
110. Why did not some of the philosophers of the ancient world invent a universal religion --
110. Concluding words.
Series Title: Chautauqua literary & scientific circle.
Responsibility: By L.T. Townsend.

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