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Christianity & Science
A Series of Ten Lectures
by Andrew P. Peabody, D.D., LL.D.  (1811-1893)
Professor of Christian Morals in Harvard University · 1875
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PREFACE
Preface & Detailed TOC
LECTURE I
Antiquity of the Gospels
LECTURE II
Authenticity of the Gospels
LECTURE III
Christ: Both Fully Human and Fully Divine
LECTURE IV
The Four Gospels
LECTURE V
The Need for and Use of Miracles
LECTURE VI
Christ's Resurrection as History
LECTURE VII
Alleged Deficiencies of Christianity
LECTURE VIII
Experiment as a Test of Scientific Truth
LECTURE IX
Christianity as a Renovator in Society
LECTURE X
Scientific & Christian Intuitions
APPENDIX I
The Testimony of the Apostles
APPENDIX II
Lecture Notes,  A to R
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CHRISTIANITY AND SCIENCE: A Series of Lectures
DELIVERED IN NEW YORK IN 1874

THE ELY FOUNDATION OF THE UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
BY ANDREW  P. PEABODY, D.D., LL.D.,
PROFESSOR OF CHRISTIAN MORALS IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY.
NEW YORK: ROBERT CARTER AND BROTHERS, Published 1875.



 
A few quotes from Andrew Peabody's:
Christianity & Science

From Lecture 1
"We now ask, What is the Christianity for which we can claim and hope to establish equal validity with that of the accredited truths of science? I answer, Simply and solely, the genuineness of the divine mission of Jesus Christ; that is, not of any Christ of one's own special shaping or fancy, but of the Christ of history, of the Gospels, of the Church..."

From Lecture 2
"Let us review the several stages of our argument. Origen's numerous quotations and textual criticisms enable us to identify the Gospels which he had with our own. He speaks of their unquestioned and universal reception and authority in his time as writings of the apostolic age. ..."

From Lecture 3
"Jesus was, indeed,  'a root out of a dry ground.' He is not to be accounted for by any spiritual Darwinism, by any possible process of development. Do what you will with his character, you cannot bring him into line with his predecessors, whether Jewish or Gentile, or with the culture or standard of his age. ..."

From Lecture 5
"But miracle is the demonstration of a personal God. It detaches the Creator from his works. It lays bare the Almighty arm to human vision. It shows God, not only in, but above nature, - its Controller, its Sovereign Ruler ...."

From Lecture 8
"Christianity has so far manifested its superiority in beneficent action to all the other working forces of the world combined, that the experimental evidence for it under this head is oppressive and unmanageable from its multiplicity and fulness. If you were to take away Christian work and workers from the world, and destroy the vestiges of what has been wrought in Christ's name, I doubt whether those who now reject or despise the Gospel would think the world any longer worth living in."

From Lecture 9
"In behalf of children legislation equally followed the leading of Christian sentiment, and gave form and body to its spirit. Constantine, in one of his earliest edicts after his so-called conversion, for the purpose, as he said, of preventing infanticide, provided for the feeding and clothing of the children of destitute parents from the public treasury. ..."

From Lecture 10
"The efficacy of prayer is verified in like manner. The Christian knows that he has never prayed in vain. True, there have been specific petitions that have not had their specific answers; but even these have been more than answered. So was it with Jesus himself, and it is enough for the disciple that he be as his Master. He prayed that the cup might pass from him, - it passed not; but there appeared an angel from heaven, strengthening him. So the great apostle prayed that " the thorn in the flesh " - some bodily infirmity which he feared would prove disabling- might be removed, - it was not removed ...."



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