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PETERHEAD:

PRINTED AT THE "SENTINEL" OFFICE,

BY SCOTT & WALKER.

THE

GENESIS OF THE ANGELS

AND THE

STORY OF THEIR EARLY HOME.

"God is a worker: He has thickly strewn infinity with

grandeur: God is love.'

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WORKS WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSULTED, AND FROM WHICH

EXTRACTS HAVE BEEN MADE, IN THE PREPARATION
OF THE WORK:-

Hoare’s Veracity of Genesis; Kitto’s Biblical Encyclopædia ; Taylor's Indications of the Creator ; Dick's Future State; Moore's Divine Authority of the Pentateuch; Ansted's Great Stone Book of Nature; Mill's Dream of Geology; Hitchcock’s Religion of Geology; King's Geology and Religion ; Brewster's More Worlds than One; Noyce's Outlines of Creation ; Kurtz's History of the Old Covenant; Philip's Origin and Succession of Life; Milner's Gallery of Nature; M'Ausland's Sermons in Stone; etc., etc.

INTRODUCTION.

AMONG the many interesting questions of the present day, there are few to which Christians and Philosophers have directed more general attention than the harmony existing between the Scriptural and Geological Records of Creation, including the inquiry into the existence of a Pre-Adamite race of beings.

To reconcile the Bible History with the facts of Geology has been the task of several earnest Christians. To point out their apparent contradictions, and to urge seductive but dangerous theories, has been equally the task of sceptic Philosophers.

That the former have not been triumphantly successful has been mainly owing, among others, to the circumstance that Geology, as a science, has been firmly established only within the last half century—its facts collected and classified—and that, as each succeeding year, month, nay day, adds something important to our former knowledge of the subject, much is still wanting, and much that has

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