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THE RELATION

BETWEEN

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

AND SOME PARTS OF

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE.

BY

JOHN PYE SMITH, D.D. LL.D.F.R.S. & F.G.S.

DIVINITY TUTOR IN HOMERTOX COLLEGE;
MEMBER OF THE PHILOLOGICAL, ETHNOLOGICAL, MICROSCOPICAL, AND PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETIES
AND HOXORARY MEMBER OF THE NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OP DEVON AND CORNWALL,
AND OF THE WASHINGTON U.S NATIONAL INSTITUTE POR THE

PROMOTION OF SCIENCE,

FIFTH EDITION.

WITH A SHORT SKETCH OF THE LITERARY LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

BY

JOHN HAMILTON DAVIES, B.A.

NIINISTER OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCI AT SHERBORNE.

V

Ουθέν ανθρώπω λαβείν μείζον, ου χαρίσασθαι Θεω σεμνότερον, αληθείας.

PLUTARCH, de 13. et Osir.
Than TRUTH, no greater blessing can man receive, or God bestow."

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HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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There is a knowledge which creates doubts that nothing but a larger knowledgo can satisfy; and he who stops in the difficulty will be perplexed and uncomfortable for life.

MR. SHARON TURNER,

Geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to Astronomy.

SIR JOHN F. W. HORSCHEL.

The conclusions of Geology have lent, in fact, a new evidence to revealed religion. They have broken the arms of the sceptic; and, when we ponder over the great events which they proclaim, the mighty revolutions which they indicate, the wrecks of successive creations which they display, and the immeasurable cycles of their chronology the era of man shrinks into contracted dimensions ; his proudest and most ancient dynasties wear the aspect of upstart and ephemeral groups; the fabrics of human power, the gorgeous temple, the monumental bronze, the regal pyramid, sink into inance beside the mighty sarcophagi of the brutes that sh.

QUARTERLY REVIEW, vol. Ixx. p. 57.

CONTENT S.

INTRODUCTION.

to whom be glory for ever.

Recital of opinions which are by many assumed to be asserted or

implied in the Scriptures, but which are contrary to geological doctrines.

1. The recent creation of the world. II. A previous universal chaos over

the earth. III. The creation of the heavenly bodies after that of the

earth. IV. The derivation of all vegetables and animals from one centre

of creation. V. That the inferior animals were not subject to death till

the fall of man.

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LECTURE VI.-PART III.

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