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The Method of the Divine Government
Physical and Moral

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Religion

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108004145

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  • This 1850 edition of The Method of The Divine Government is the Scottish philosopher and clergyman James McCosh's influential account of how God's providence, which in his opinion is an unquestionable fact, governs the world in both a physical (external) and in a moral (internal) sense. The latter is particularly connected to the many layers that make up man's conscience. This second edition, which consists of four parts ('books') and an appendix, differs from the original version as McCosh pays far more attention to first principles than to fundamental ones. He seeks to pinpoint God's character and probes the depths of man's conscience (First Book) and in the following he delves into the physical aspects of God's government, paying particular attention to Comte's Positivism. McCosh devotes part three to a detailed analysis of the human mind and moral nature and finally in the fourth part he reconciles God and man.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108004145
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General View of the Divine Government as Fitted to Throw Light on the Character of God:
    1. Introduction
    2. General aspect of the divine government
    3. The actual world and the view which it gives of its governor
    Part II. Particular Inquiry into the Method of the Divine Government in the Physical World:
    1. General laws or the principle of order
    2. Providence
    3. Relation of the providence of God to the character of man
    Part III. Particular Inquiry into the Principles of the Human Mind through which God Governs Mankind:
    1. Man's original and indestructible moral nature
    2. Actual moral state of man
    3. Other governing principles of the human mind
    Part IV. Results - The Reconciliation of God and Man:
    1. Natural and revealed religion
    2. Restoration of man
    Appendix on fundamental principles.

  • Author

    James McCosh

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