Macculloch-Proofs and Illustrations of Attributes of God

PROOFS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ATTRIBUTES OF GOD, FROM THE FACTS AND LAWS OF THE  PHYSICAL UNIVERSE BEING THE FOUNDATION OF NATURAL AND REVEALED RELIGION.
By JOHN MACCULLOCH, M.D.,F.R.S., F.L.S., F.G.S., &c. &c.

 ‘The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the tilings that are made, even his eternal power and  Godhead.”— Romans, 1: 20.

In this 72 chapter work (3 volumes), MacCulloch first presents the existence of the deity, the knowledge of the deity, and the wisdom of the deity. In volume 2 he presents us with the power of the deity, and in volume 3 the goodness and government of the deity.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

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‘The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the tilings that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead.”— Romans, 1:20.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

Vol. I.

CONTENTS

THE FIRST VOLUME.

I. On the Utility of Natural Religion … 1
II. On Systems of Atheism . . . . . 44
III. Answers to Certain Systems of Atheism . . “8

DIVISION I.
Of the Existence of the Deity.

IV. Of the Existence of the Deity. Nature of Proof. Sources of Belief …… 94
V. On the Creation and the Progressive Changes of the Earth 128
VI. On the Disposition of the Surface of the Earth . 147
VII. General View of the Animal and Vegetable Structures and Functions . . . . .168
VIII. On the Mechanical Structure of Animals . . 194
IX. On Variations, for Special Ends, in certain parts of the Animal Mechanisms …. 249
X. On the Dispersion of Seeds …. 277
XI. On the Systems designed for Clothing the Earth with Plants 287
XII. Systems of Variations in Animals and Plants, subordinate to General Plans. — Examples of Limited General Plans, for Specific Ends . 303

DIVISION II.
Of the Knowledge of the Deity, &c.

XIII. Of the Knowledge of the Deity. Omniscience. Omnipresence 338
XIV. Sketches relating to Human Knowledge 356
XV. On the Co-Existence of Ideas in the Divine Mind 377

DIVISION III.
Of the Wisdom of the Deity, &c.

XVI. Of the Wisdom of the Deity 400
XVII. On the Mortality and the Fecundity of Organized Beings 405
XVIII. On the Perpetuation of Animals . 424
XIX. On the Perpetuation of Plants 447
XX. On the Progressive Improvements of the Earth 476
XXI. On the Mental Faculties of the Lower Animals 509
XXII. On the Language of Animals 555
XXIII. On the System of Adaptations and Corrections in Creation 572

Volume 2

CONTENTS
THE SECOND VOLUME.
DIVISION IV. Of the Power of the Deity.
XXIV. Of the Power of the Deity. Omnipotence 3
XXV. On the Variety in the Animal Creation 13
XXVI. On the Variety in Plants and Minerals. Cleanliness of Creation 55
XXVII. On the Light of the Marine Animals 80
XXVIII. On the Modes of Motion in Animals 91
XXIX. On the Organized Structures in Animals ant I 124
XXX. On Muscles and on Muscular Motion 193
XXXI. On the Involuntary and Unconscious Muscula Actions, and on certain modes of Sensation 221
XXXII. 250
XXXIII. On the Atmosphere 275
XXXIV. On Electricity and Magnetism 303
XXXV. On Heat 319
XXXVI. On Light 352
XXXVII. On Chemistry 388
XXXVIII. On the Mechanical Properties of Matter 431
XXXIX. On the Celestial Mechanism 409

Volume 3

CONTENTS
THE THIRD VOLUME.
DIVISION V. Of the Goodness of the Deity,
XL. Of the Goodness of the Deity. On Final Causes . 3
XLI. On the Feeding of Animals, and the Replenishment of the Earth by them ….. 37
XLII. On the Replenishment of the Earth by Plants . . 89
XLIII. On the Uses of Animals to Man …. 126
XLIV. On the Uses of Vegetable Substances to Man . .153
XLV. On the Uses of Inorganic Substances to Man . .174
XLVI. On the Pleasures provided through the Senses of Odour and Taste …… 206
XLVII. On the Pleasures provided through the Sense of Seeing. Beauty …. … 238
XLVIII. On the Pleasure provided through the Sense of Hearing. Music . . . . . .301
XLIX. On Sensibility. Insensibility to Pain, in the Lower Animals. Question of Pain. System of Prey . 320
L. On the Defences of Animals ….. 376
LI. On tile Sensibility and Enjoyment of the Vegetable Creation ……. 392
DIVISION VI. Of the Government of the Deity.
LII. Of the Government of the Deity. Providence. On General Laws, and on Secondary Causes . .41!*
LIII. On the Limitations of Animals …. 441
LIV. On the Balances of Animals 471
LV. On the Revolutions of the Earth . . . .491
LVI. On the Production of Animal and Vegetable Lives . 503
LVIL General view of some preceding facts, in proof of the continued action of the Deity in the Government of the Universe …… 553

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