By Frederick Temple
In 1884 the long-running annual sequence of Bampton Lectures on the college of Oxford was once given by means of Frederick Temple, at the moment Bishop of Exeter. He had past been a widespread academic reformer, headmaster at Rugby institution and chaplain to Queen Victoria, and he later rose to turn into Archbishop of Canterbury. This e-book includes his Bampton Lectures at the relatives among faith and technological know-how - might be the main passionately debated subject of that point. He discusses the plain clash among clinical and non secular ideals on a variety of subject matters together with unfastened will, wisdom, evolution, and supernatural energy, yet concludes that technological know-how and faith aren't foes, yet opposite numbers, and that nor is whole with out the opposite. His contribution during this sector is of lasting significance within the background and philosophy of technology.
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The contrast between Religion and Science. D 2 LECTURE II. THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF. c So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him/ Genesis i. 27. n n H E order of phenomena is not the highest -*- revelation of God, nor is the voice of Science the only nor the most commanding voice that speaks to us about Him. The belief in Him and in the character which we assign to Him does not spring from any observation of phenomena, but from the declaration made to us through the spiritual faculty.
The mind seems to find a satisfaction when a change of whatever kind is shown to be, or possibly to be, the result of movement. And so too all laws of Nature are then felt to be satisfactorily explained when they can be traced to some force exhibited in the movement of material particles. ] Scientific Belief. 27 port of it considered simply as a fact. And yet how many attempts have been made to represent it as the result of vortices or of particles streaming in all directions and pressing any two bodies together that lie in their path !
The voice within. The objection of the alleged relativity of knowledge. Absolute knowledge of our own personal identity. Failure to show this to be relative ; in particular by Mr. Herbert Spencer. The Moral Law. The command to live according to that Law; Duty. The command to believe in the supremacy of that Law; the lower Faith. The Last Judgment. The hope of Immortality. The personification of the Moral Law in Almighty God; the higher Faith. The spiritual faculty the recipient of Revelation, if any be made.