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THE

AGREEMENT

OF

SCIENCE AND REVELATION.

BY

REV. JOS. H. WYTHE, M.D.

“The word of the Lord is tried.”—Ps. xviii. 30.

NEW YORK:
NELSON & PHILLIPS.

CINCINNATI:
HITCHCOCK & WALDEN.

“The Bible, as the Book of books, is as the sun in the center of all other religious records; the Kings of the Chinese, the Vedas of India, the Zendavesta of the Persians, the Eddas of the Germans, the Jewish Talmud, and the Mohammedan Koran ; judging all that is hostile in them, reconciling and bringing into liberty whatever elements of truth they may contain. ...

“As the ideal Cosmos of the revelation of salvation, it forms with the Cosmos of the general revelation of God an organic unity. (Ps. viii., xix., civ.) It is the Key of the World-Cosmos, while this again is the living illustration of the Cosmos of the Scripture."

LANGE: General Introduction to the Old Testament.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by

REV. JOS. H. WYTHE, M. D.,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

230952 MAR 26 1920 BS .W99

PREFACE.

The present work is designed to supply a want long felt, not only by the readers of scientific books, but also by Christian ministers and people. It is an attempt to exhibit in brief compass the true relations and harmony of Nature and Revelation, by presenting some of the analogies between the truths of the supernatural world and the researches of history, astronomy, geology, and physiology. It claims that Science and Faith mutually support each other, that the many-colored coat of infidelity is a patchwork taken from an effete and unscientific heathenism,

—that the Bible is a record of the original faith of mankind and of its development in history,—that the principles of biblical interpretation must be based on the modes of Divine revelation-and that the biblical doctrines concerning God, the creation, the human soul, the need of a Mediator, the faith-faculty, and the resurrection of the dead, are in perfect accordance with true science. A terse, simple style has been attempted, in hope

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