Through Nature to God
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Through Nature to God
By John Fiske
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Table of Contents
  • THROUGH NATURE TO GOD
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • THE MYSTERY OF EVIL
    • I The Serpent's Promise to the Woman
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • II The Pilgrim's Burden
    • III Manich├Žism and Calvinism
    • IV The Dramatic Unity of Nature
    • V What Conscious Life is made of
    • VI Without the Element of Antagonism there could be no Consciousness, and therefore no World
    • VII A Word of Caution
    • VIII The Hermit and the Angel
    • IX Man's Rise from the Innocence of Brutehood
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • X The Relativity of Evil
  • THE COSMIC ROOTS OF LOVE AND SELF-SACRIFICE
    • I The Summer Field, and what it tells us
    • II Seeming Wastefulness of the Cosmic Process
    • III Caliban's Philosophy
    • IV Can it be that the Cosmic Process has no Relation to Moral Ends?
    • V First Stages in the Genesis of Man
    • VI The Central Fact in the Genesis of Man
    • VII The Chief Cause of Man's lengthened Infancy
    • VIII Some of its Effects
    • IX Origin of Moral Ideas and Sentiments
    • X The Cosmic Process exists purely for the Sake of Moral Ends
    • XI Maternity and the Evolution of Altruism
    • XII The Omnipresent Ethical Trend
  • THE EVERLASTING REALITY OF RELIGION
    • I "Deo erexit Voltaire"
    • II The Reign of Law, and the Greek Idea of God
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
    • III Weakness of Materialism
    • IV Religion's First Postulate: the Quasi-Human God
    • V Religions Second Postulate: the undying Human Soul
    • VI Religions Third Postulate: the Ethical Significance of the Unseen World
    • VII Is the Substance of Religion a Phantom, or an Eternal Reality?
    • VIII The Fundamental Aspect of Life
    • IX How the Evolution of Senses expands the World
    • X Nature's Eternal Lesson is the Everlasting Reality of Religion
  • L'ENVOI
  • THE WRITINGS OF JOHN FISKE
    • THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
    • OLD VIRGINIA AND HER NEIGHBOURS
    • THE BEGINNINGS OF NEW ENGLAND
    • THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    • THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
    • THE CRITICAL PERIOD OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 1783-1789
    • A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FOR SCHOOLS
    • CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
    • OUTLINES OF COSMIC PHILOSOPHY
    • DARWINISM, AND OTHER ESSAYS
    • THE UNSEEN WORLD
    • EXCURSIONS OF AN EVOLUTIONIST
    • MYTHS AND MYTH-MAKERS
    • THE DESTINY OF MAN
    • THE IDEA OF GOD
    • THROUGH NATURE TO GOD
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