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FROM GEOLOGY.

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a. Anterior uninhabitability of the earth, §77 118

b. Subsequent creation of specific forms of life 119

a\ Man, § 78 , 119

b\ Inferior animals, §79 120

CHAPTER VIII.

THE RELATIONS OF GOD AND MAN AS DETERMINED BY NATURAL

THEOLOGY.

a. Propositions established in the preceding chapters, §85 131

a1. That there is an all-powerful God who seeks the plea-

sure of His creatures, §85 v.... 131

bl. That this God is sovereign, directing everything by His

will, §85 131

c1. That He governs by general laws, § 85 131

d1. That besides this He has placed in each breast a moral

tribunal, armed with powerful sanctions, for the pur-

pose of directing right and prohibiting wrong, §85.... 131 b. Propositions apparently contradictory induced from the same

phenomena, § 86 131

a1. That what appear gratuitous pain and sorrow are often

inflicted on the animal creation, § 86 131

b1. That man is endowed with freedom of will and action,

which, however, he frequently perverts to his own ruin, § 86 131

c1. That human conduct is to a great degree affected by

what are called "accidents," i.e. events not to be ac-

counted for by any general law, § 86 131

c. Reconciliation of these apparent contradictions, §87 132

a1. The attempt to reconcile them by the hypothesis of an

imperfect Creator illogical, §87 132

61. They may be reconciled, however, by the following as-
sumptions, § 91 134

a2. Man is in a state of exile from God, § 91 134

b2. The human heart, so far from maintaining a com-

munion with God, is more and more inclined to

place its affections on things earthly, § 97 142

"AN IMPERFECT CREATOR."

a. Inability of the finite to measure, \ 102 152

b. Incapacity of the infinite for measurement, \ 105 156

c. Supposing, however, apparently irreconcilable contradictions

and imperfections exist, \ 108 161

a1. They cannot overcome the positive evidence of Almighty

wisdom and goodness, \ 108 161

61. They are reconcilable with the Divine perfections, \ 109, 162

a2. As necessary to moral agency, § 110 163

b2. As ordained of God, as forming part of a scheme of

all others the best and most perfect, \ 110 163

a3. Necessitarian view of moral evil, \ 113 168

Objections:

a±. It renders human exertion useless, g 115.... 172

IK It enthralls God himself, \ 115 172

b3. Libertarian view of moral evil, \ 119 178

Objections:

a*. It still traces sin to God, § 121 180

&4. It sequestrates omnipotence, § 122 181

c4. It aggravates man's impotence, \ 123 181

di. It conflicts with consciousness, \ 123 182

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