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CAN THE OLD FAITH LIVE

WITH THE NEW?

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REV. GEORGE MATHESON, M.A., D.D.

MINISTER OF THE PARISH OF INNELLAN

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXXXV

1995

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PREFACE.

Our object in this volume is to consider the relation of the modern doctrine of Evolution to those doctrines of the Bible which bear on the development of the world; and as natural evolution is supposed to involve religious agnosticism, we have prefaced the inquiry by considering the scientific value of the religious sentiment in general. The chapters are not a series of disconnected studies, but are arranged on a principle of development, and therefore they cannot be read out of their natural order.

There are two important books which have stimulated us to make this attempt—that of Mr Joseph John Murphy on ‘The Scientific Bases of Faith,'and that of Professor H. Drummond on 'Natural Law in the Spiritual World. Our design, however, is

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