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" It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For, while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further, but,... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 76
by Robert Flint - 1879 - 555 pages
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Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement

Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
...I,' at least, subscribe to the apothegm of Baconi — *'A little philosophy inclineth a man's inind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion: For while the mind df.man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism;...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when h beholdeth the...
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The Gossip; or, Literary, domestic, and useful recorder, by Francis Fiddlewood

1826
...meant " a little philosophy." — " It is true thataliltkphilosophy inclineth man's mind to atheistn, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further; but when it beholdeth the...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: The philosophy of the active and moral powers ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ! It is trae that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1832
...which he has expressed xvithout hesitancy or quali6cation, " that a little philosophy inclined) a man to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second •Hume. causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further ; but when it beholdeth...
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The American National Preacher, Volumes 23-26

Religion - 1849
...of Bacon be more properly apptied than to this very case r — " A little philosophy inclineth a man to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's...religion ; — for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no furth.gr ; but when it beholdeth...
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A Sketch of the Denominations of the Christian World: To which is Prefixed ...

John Evans - Religions - 1832 - 273 pages
...the remedy for insanity. Lord Bacon, in his Essays, remarks, that " A little phii losophy inclineth a man's mind to Atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...religion : for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...minds about to religion ; for, while the mind of man locketh upon the second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16, Issue 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1834
...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclines man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the...
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