Gospel Philosophy Showing the Absurdities of Infidelity, and the Harmony of the Gospel with Science and History
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Gospel Philosophy Showing the Absurdities of Infidelity, and the Harmony of the Gospel with Science and History

By J. H. Ward
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  • GOSPEL PHILOSOPHY, SHOWING THE ABSURDITIES OF INFIDELITY, AND THE HARMONY OF THE GOSPEL WITH SCIENCE AND HISTORY
  • PREFACE.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INDEX
  • CHAPTER I. ABSURDITIES OF INFIDELITY.
    • THE PRESENT AN EARNEST AGE—AN EARNEST RELIGION REQUIRED—YOUNG MEN LIABLE TO SKEPTICISM—LITERARY FOPS—SCIENTISTS DO NOT AGREE—TESTIMONY OF SOCRATES AND PLATO—ABSURDITIES OF BRAHMINISM—ATTEMPTS OF FRENCH INFIDELS—ROSETTA STONE—MODERN SPIRITUALISM.
  • CHAPTER II. CAUSES OF THE SUPPOSED CONFLICT BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION.
    • SCIENCE AND REVELATION HARMONIZE—WANT OF REVELATION THE CAUSE OF BARBARISM—BENEFITS AND EVILS OF ROMANISM—CONFLICT CONCERNING GEOGRAPHY—PHILOSOPHY OF COSMAS—STRUGGLES OF COPERNICUS—BRUNO —GALILEO—OPPOSITION OF LUTHER—SERVETUS BURNED—PROTESTANT BIGOTRY—CAUSES OF INFIDELITY.
  • CHAPTER III. FALLACIES OF SCIENTISTS.
    • IGNORANCE OF SKEPTICS—ERRORS IN ASTRONOMY GEOLOGY NOT RELIABLE—SCIENTISTS DISAGREE—TESTIMONIES OF HUGH MILLER—HUMBOLDT —LYELL—SECOND-HAND KNOWLEDGE—OUR NEED OF FAITH.
  • CHAPTER IV. DID THE WORLD MAKE ITSELF?
    • MANIFESTATIONS OF POWER—MOUNTAIN CHAINS—PHENOMENA THE EFFECT OF CAUSE—EXTENT OF UNIVERSE—MANIFESTATIONS OF DESIGN—THE HUMAN EYE—MATTER INERT—DID THE PAVING-STONES MAKE THEMSELVES?—THEORIES OF BUFFON—OF DR. OLBERS—HISTORY DECLARES GOD'S GOVERNMENT.
  • CHAPTER V. OUR NEED OF REVELATION.
    • REVELATION PROGRESSIVE—ITS RELATION TO CIVILIZATION—SOLOMON—HIS PROVERBS—NEWMAN'S ABSURDITIES—CARLYLE—PARKER—HEATHEN PHILOSOPHY IMMORAL—ANCIENT ROMAN SONGS—CHARACTER OF HEATHEN DEITIES—RELIGION OF INDIA—COMPTE—BRADLAUGH—CHESTERFIELD—PAINE.
  • CHAPTER VI. VALIDITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AS SHOWN BY INTERNAL EVIDENCE.
    • INFLUENCE OF THE SCRIPTURES—THEIR AGREEMENT WITH SECULAR HISTORY—COLONY OF PHILIPPI—ANCIENT COIN—CERTAINTY OF BIBLE HISTORY—GIBBON'S TESTIMONY—QUOTATIONS OF CELSUS—MARCION THE APOSTATE—CLASSIFICATION OF NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS—AVOCATIONS OF THE APOSTLES—THEIR MANNER OF PREACHING—THEY CHALLENGED CRITICISM—DENIAL OF MIRACLES, A MODERN INVENTION—SUFFERINGS OF THE APOSTLES—THEY SEALED THEIR TESTIMONY WITH THEIR BLOOD.
  • CHAPTER VII. NEW TESTAMENT FACTS CORROBORATED BY SECULAR WRITERS.
    • TERTULIAN'S WORKS—EXTRACT FROM TACITUS—VALUE OF COTEMPORARY CORRESPONDENCE—PLINY'S LETTER—PROOF OF THE SAINTS' MORALITY—GOSPEL DISTINCTIVE FROM ALL OTHER RELIGIONS—NO OTHER SYSTEM DEPENDS UPON SIMILAR INFLUENCES.
  • CHAPTER VIII, HISTORICAL GLIMPSES OF NEW TESTAMENT TIMES.
    • PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF OUR SAVIOR—BY MARCUS—BY JOSEPHUS—CONDITION OF THE WORLD AT—THE BIRTH OF CHRIST—INFLUENCE OF JUDAISM HEATHEN TRADITIONS CONCERNING THE SAVIOR'S ADVENT—CHARACTER OF BARNABAS—APPEARANCE AND CHARACTER OF PAUL—PETER, THE LEADER OF THE APOSTLES—CHARACTER OF JOHN AND JAMES—STATEMENT CONCERNING MARY—HISTORY EPITOMIZED IN THE GOSPELS—DESCRIPTION OF THE CATACOMBS—INSCRIPTIONS OF THEM.
  • CHAPTER IX. FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY.
    • PROPHECY DEFINED—OBJECTIONS TO SYMBOLICAL LANGUAGE ANSWERED—HISTORY REVERSED, UNINTELLIGIBLE—NECESSITY OF PROPHETIC OBSCURITY—INFIDEL DREAD OF PROPHECY—PROPHECIES CONCERNING BABYLON—THEIR FULFILLMENT—PROPHECIES CONCERNING EGYPT—PROPHECIES CONCERNING JUDEA AND THE JEWS—CONCERNING THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA—TESTIMONIES OF INFIDELS—MODERN PROPHECY—ITS FULFILLMENT.
  • CHAPTER X. INFIDEL OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED.
    • ARROGANCE OF INFIDELS—THEIR IGNORANCE—SUN'S HEAT—SATURN'S RINGS—A SCIENTIST'S THEORY OF THE DELUGE—DENSITY OF COMETS—THE MILKY WAY—UNKNOWN FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE—ANTIQUITY OF THE EARTH—TEACHINGS OF ANCIENT PROPHETS—TEACHINGS OF PRIMITIVE CHURCH—MODERN SCIENTISTS.
  • CHAPTER XI. MOSES AND MODERN SCIENCE.
    • SCIENCE AGREES WITH RELIGION—NEBULAR THEORY—SUN A DARK BODY—SUN SPOTS—VARIOUS SOURCES OF LIGHT—PRIMEVAL OCEAN—DENSITY OF EARLY ATMOSPHERE—VEGETATION OF COAL PERIOD EVERYWHERE IDENTICAL—UNIFORMITY OF CLIMATE.
  • CHAPTER XII. HARMONY OF GENESIS AND GEOLOGY.
    • DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIES—SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST—LAWS OF VARIATION—GRADUAL EXTINCTION OF ANIMALS—AQUATIC CHARACTER OF EARLIEST BIRDS—INDICATIONS OF LIFE IN CHALK—PRIMEVAL MONSTERS—HUGE LAND ANIMALS—CHANGE IN THE CLIMATE OF THE EARTH—CREATION OF MAN—NO INTERMEDIATE LINK.
  • CHAPTER XIII. SCIENTIFIC PROOFS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE.
    • TESTIMONY OF THE SCRIPTURES—DOCTRINE OF THE SADDUCEES—REMARK OF NAPOLEON—SPIRIT CONTROLS MATTER—MICROSCOPIC ATOMS— PROTOPLASM—ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS OF LIFE—INFIDEL THEORIES—WISDOM OF SOCRATES—HERBERT SPENCER'S PHILOSOPHY—FACULTIES OF THE MIND—CONSCIOUSNESS—PERCEPTION— MEMORY—IMAGINATION—JUDGMENT—CONSCIENCE—VOLITION—ABERCROMBIE'S RECORD—TALLEYRAND—MILK POISONING.
  • CHAPTER XIV. FAITH AND INFIDELITY CONTRASTED.
    • FAITH AND SCIENCE HARMONIOUS—GREAT MEN, BELIEVERS—THE SAFETY OF SOCIETY DEMANDS RELIGION—THE GOSPEL THE BASIS OF TRUE CIVILIZATION—WHO ARE THE CREDULOUS—CONCLUSION.
  • CONCLUSION.
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