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Christianity and positivism: a series of lectures to the times on natural theology and apologetics, delivered in New York, Jan. 16 to March 20, 1871, on the "Ely foundation" of the Union Theological Seminary.

Author: James McCosh
Publisher: New York, R. Carter and Bros., 1871.
Series: Elias P. Ely lectures on the evidences of Christianity.
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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
(OCoLC)793551505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McCosh
OCLC Number: 1151443
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.

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