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Natural Theology

Natural Theology

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  • ISBN-13: 9781501031250
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Sep 02, 2014
  • Pages: 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches

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Note this is a photographic reproduction of the original to insure accuracy of reproduction. This manual em braces not only those questions which in our Latin compendia usually are treated of under the heading Theologia Naturalis, but also those which commonly are discussed as a part of Cosmologia. This was done in order to give the necessary completeness to the treatment of my subject. Our English volumes are in the first place intended to help those who do not intend to study in detail Catholic Theology to a sound understanding of the most important questions of Philosophy, and particularly to show them the way to judge intelligently and to solve clearly modern difficulties against those natural truths which form the basis of Christianity. In the celebrated Catholic controversy about the manner of Divine foreknowledge of and concurrence in human actions, it has been my endeavour to give a good account of the opposite opinions and of my own position. I have purposely avoided quotations, as often as I could conveniently without doing harm to the cause of truth, In order to eliminate any element of prejudice or party strife. NATURAL THEOLOGY is the science of God, so far as God can be known by the light of our reason alone. In order to make the meaning of this definition clear, we have first to explain what we understand by Theology; then what signification we attach to the compound term Natural Theology; and finally, what right we have to call Natural Theology a science.

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