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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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An Enquiry Into the Principles of Human Happiness and Human Duty: In Two Books

George Ramsay - Ethics - 1843 - 554 pages
...the first cause of all,14 14 It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to A theism, 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 Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 pages
...monument in immortality. VIRTUE and INTELLECT survive the wrecks of Time. ADAPTATION. '• 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 it beholdeth the...
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History of All Christian Sects and Denominations: Their Origin, Peculiar ...

John Evans - Christian sects - 1844 - 288 pages
...parts of Europe. Lord Bacon, in his Essays, justly remarks, that " a little philosophy 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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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 4

Universalism - 1847
...of any other science, affords a > striking verification of the truth of Lord Bacon's remark, that " a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." As yet, however, it must have been perceived, the cosmogony of Moseb, properly so called, has not engaged...
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The Book of Religions: Comprising the Views, Creeds, Sentiments, Or Opinions ...

John Hayward - Christian biography - 1845 - 443 pages
...nothing without a clear demonstration of it." Lord Bacon remarks, that " A little philosophy 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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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...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,...to 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 beboldeth the...
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The North British Review, Volume 7

1847
...wrought a 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 it beholdeth the...
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The Book of Symbols: A Series of Seventy-five Short Essays on Morals ...

Robert Mushet - Ethics, Ancient - 1847 - 506 pages
...restores us to the light of day. 12. The saying of Bacon is familiar to all : " A little knowledge inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." The same idea is elegantly conveyed in a verse of Pope's admirable Essay on Criticism : " A. little...
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The North British review, Volume 7

1847
...wrought a miracle to convince Atheism, because his ordinary works convince it ; — it IB true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringetli men's minds about to religion : for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered,...
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The Bible class magazine [ed. by C.H. Bateman]., Volumes 11-12

National Sunday school union - 1871
...constrained to exclaim with the Psalmist, " 0 Lord, how'wonderful are thy works !" Lord Bacon says, " 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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