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BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE GUIDE TO SCIENCE."
THEOLOGY IN SCIENCE;
CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
The Plurality of Worlds
AND SHEWING THE WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF GOD
IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PHENOMENA.
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND OF PRIVATE READERS.
THE REV. DR. BREWER,
Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
is given after the Contents.
LONDON: JARROLD AND SONS,
47, st. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.
The main object of this work, “ THEOLOGY IN SCIENCE," is to point out indications of Divine wisdom and goodness in the phenomena that science has unveiled. Science, for example, reveals to us certain facts, or makes us conversant with certain natural operations; these facts and operations being received on such authority, the present work shews how they manifest undoubted marks of “goodness beyond thought, and power
divine." For instance: Geology proves the earth to have existed many ages before the creation of man, and in those ages its strata were dislocated, deranged, and altered from their original character; the “THEOLOGY IN SCIENCE" shews upon what premises these statements rest, why the earth had this long pre-existence, and wherein consist the wisdom and goodness of the changes and mutilations which have taken place. Again, Physical Geography points out certain profiles and reliefs in the several continents of the earth; the “THEOLOGY IN SCIENCE,” after stating these facts, proceeds to explain why the bays and gulfs incline one way rather than another; why the earth is neither larger nor smaller than it is; why the day is 24 hours long, and the year 12 months; why the atmosphere is neither more nor less transparent, more nor less mobile, more nor less heavy, more nor less simple or complex; why water expands both when it freezes and when it boils, why it contains latent heat, and why it circulates in a never-ceasing round; in a word, why that Great Being, who "spake and it was done,” commanded what was made to be made in its present fashion, and not in some other.