Bishop Butler, an Appreciation: With the Best Passages of His Writings

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Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1903 - 223 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 42 - O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
الصفحة 150 - I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
الصفحة 147 - When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder : Then did he see it, and declare it ; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom ; And to depart from evil is understanding.
الصفحة 103 - And therefore neither obscurity, nor seeming inaccuracy of style, nor various readings, nor early disputes about the authors of particular parts, nor any other things of the like kind, though they had been much more considerable in degree than they are, could overthrow the authority of the Scripture ; unless the Prophets, Apostles, or our Lord, had promised, that the book, containing the divine revelation, should be secure from those things.
الصفحة 134 - But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.
الصفحة 120 - And endeavouring to enforce upon our own minds, a practical sense of virtue, or to beget in others that practical sense of it, which a man really has himself, is a virtuous act.
الصفحة 111 - There is a principle of reflection in men, by which they distinguish between, approve, and disapprove their own actions. We are plainly constituted such sort of creatures as to reflect upon our own nature. The mind can take a view of what passes within itself, its propensions, aversions, passions, affections, as respecting such objects, and in such degrees ; and of the several actions consequent thereupon.
الصفحة 112 - But there is a superior principle of reflection or conscience in every man, which distinguishes between the internal principles of his heart as well as his external actions ; which passes judgment upon himself and them ; pronounces determinately some actions to be iu themselves just, right, good; others to be in themselves evil, wrong, unjust...
الصفحة 44 - ITS ANALOGY TO THE CONSTITUTION AND COURSE OF NATURE, AND LAYING HIS STRONG FOUNDATIONS IN THE DEPTH OF THAT GREAT ARGUMENT, THERE TO CONSTRUCT ANOTHER AND IRREFRAGABLE PROOF : THUS RENDERING PHILOSOPHY SUBSERVIENT TO FAITH : AND FINDING IN OUTWARD AND VISIBLE THINGS...
الصفحة 105 - THAT which renders beings capable of moral government, is their having a moral nature, and moral faculties of perception and of action. Brute creatures are impressed and actuated by various instincts and propensions : so also are we. But, additional to this, we have a capacity of reflecting upon actions and characters, and making them an object to our...

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