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McCosh, James, 1811-1894.
Christianity and positivism: a series of lectures to the times on natural theology and apologetics.
New York, R. Carter and Brothers, 1871
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|Description:||vii, 369 pages 20 cm.|
|Contents:||Christianity and Physical Science--
The Argument from Design as Affected by Modern Discoveries in Science-Conservation of Force.-Star Dust.-Protoplasm.-Origin of Life ; Natural Selection.-Origin of Man.-Historical Development.-Christ and the Moral Power ; Limits to the Law of Natural Selection.-This World a scene of Struggle.-Appearance of Spiritual Life.-Final Clause.-New Life.-Unity and Growth in the World.-Higher Products coming forth.-Signs of Progress --
Christianity and Mental Science--
Proof of the Existence of Mind and of its Possessing the Capacity of Knowledge.-Doctrines of Nescience and Relativity ; Mental Principles Involved in the Theistic Argument.-Our Ideas lead us to Believe in God, and Clothe Him with Power, Personality, Goodness, and Infinity.-God So Far known.-Criticism of Mr. Herbert Spencer.-God So Far Unknown ; Progress of Free Thought in America.-Rationalism.-Boston Theology.-Positivism ; Materialism.-Circumstances Favoring It.-Parts of the Body Most Intimately Connected with Mental Action.-Grosser and More Refined Forms of Materialism.-Büchner, Maudesley, Bain, Huxley, Tyndal, Spencer.-Objections to Materialism.-Mind Not One of the Correlated Physical Forces --
Christianity and Historical Investigation --
Our Lord's Life a Reality and not a Romance.-Criticism of Renan's Life of Jesus ; Unity of the Lord's Life,-In the Accounts Given of him,-In His Method of Teaching,-In His Person,-And In His Work ; The Planting of the Christian Church.-Legendary and Mythic Theories.-Accordance of the Book of Acts With Geography and History.-Coincidences Between Acts and Paul's Epistles.-Present Position of Christianity.
|Series Title:||Elias P. Ely lectures on the evidences of Christianity.|
|Responsibility:||By James McCosh.|