Astro-theology, Or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God: From a Survey of the Heavens

W. Innys, 1715 - 228 pages
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Page lxiv - THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Page 173 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days,
Page 24 - ... and distance of the fixed stars. We admire, indeed with propriety, the vast bulk of our own globe ; but, when we consider how much it is surpassed by most of the heavenly bodies, what a point it degenerates into, and how little more even the vast orbit in which it revolves would appear, when seen from some of the fixed stars, we begin to conceive more just ideas of the extent of the universe, and of the boundaries of creation.
Page xliii - Glafles, fo confequently above our ability to fathotrij although not at all improbable. But be the various Syftemes of the Univerfe as they will as to their Dignity, it is fufficient that in all probability there -are many of them, even as many as there are Fixt Stars, which are without number.
Page 57 - ... and land to be thy houfe, thy workmanfhip, and not that of the immortal gods !" And fo when we fee fuch good order, fuch due proportions in this region of the...
Page vii - The chief inconvenience is the want of a long pole of 100 or more feet, to raise my long glass to such a height as to see the heavenly bodies above the thick vapors.
Page xli - But then whereas the Copernican hypothesis supposeth the Firmament of the Fixt stars to be the bounds of the Universe, and to be placed at an equal...
Page xxxviii - ... that whilft you were up in the air, the floor under your feet had run the contrary way to your leap. And if you caft any thing to your companion, you need ufe no more...
Page 99 - ... sun (P. Africanus) was extinguished. These things terrified mankind, and raised in them a firm belief of the existence of some celestial and divine power. His fourth cause, and that the strongest, is drawn from the regularity of the motion and revolution of the heavens, the distinctness, variety, beauty, and order of the sun, moon, and all the stars, the appearance only of which is sufficient to convince us they are not the effects of chance ; as when we enter into a house, or school, or court,...
Page 36 - Univerfe be ft. 39 becoming the infinite CREATOR, than any other of the narrower Schemes. For here we have the Works of the Creation, not confined to the more fcanty limits of the Orb> or Arch of the Fixt Stars, or even the larger Space of the Primum Mobile, which the ancients...

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