The Gospel in the Stars; Or, Primeval Astronomy

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9781230248745: The Gospel in the Stars; Or, Primeval Astronomy

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... SUPPLEMENT. NOTICES OF "THE GOSPEL IN THE STARS," CRIT1 CISMS, REPLIES TO QUESTIONS AND OBJECTIONS WITH FURTHER EXPLANATIONS, ARGUMENTS, AUTHORITIES, AND A GENERAL INDEX. Notices. The author of this book has no reason to complain of a lack of notices of his work. The press in general has referred to it, and a hundred or more of such notices have come into his possession. Some of these have been very sympathetic with the theme and have much commended the argument. Thus, Stoddart's Review, among other favorable expressions, says: "He makes it apparent that the strange figures belonging to the constellations were familiar at a period that antedates by thousands of years any known religious faith which failed to recognize the existence and power of the true God. The evidence is strong which maintains that these devices had their origin in the very earliest ages of the world; and this one fact, proved as it seems to be, may be accepted as excellent testimony to their divine origin; and if that origin was divine, then it is fair to attempt, as Dr. S. does, to ascertain what was the purpose of their arrangement. If the hand of the Creator appears in these signs, confessed thrcjgb all the centuries tc be surrounded by mystery, and having a persistent existence which cannot be accounted for by the action of purely human agencies, then it is a fair inference that there is behind them some wonderful and eternal purpose which man, in a just spirit of reverence, may seek to detect." Thus, The J Ycphetic Times says: "The correspondence between the starry groups and the Sacred Scriptures is traced with a vigorous pen, and invested with an absorbing interest as vivid as it is novel; and we rise from its perusal with the conviction that there can be no...

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