Natural Theology Paperback

The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of Edinburgh in 1893

by George Gabriel Stokes;

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Natural Theology

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Specialising in optics and the motion of fluids, physicist George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903) was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge for over fifty years, President of the Royal Society, Master of Pembroke College and the most prominent religious scientist of his age. First published in 1893, Natural Theology contains the text of ten lectures he gave at Edinburgh. Stokes favoured the design argument for the existence of a Christian god, arguing against Darwinism. He believed the Bible to be true, though at times metaphorical. The lectures move from substantive observations on cosmology, electricity, gravity, ocular anatomy and evolution through to non sequiturs regarding providential design, human exceptionalism, the supernatural, spiritual immortality, and Christ's dual materiality and divinity. Fossilising a moment of impending shift in the history of ideas, these lectures highlight an intellectual dissonance in the Victorian scientific establishment.

Natural Theology by George Gabriel Stokes was published by Cambridge Library Collection in July 2012. The ISBN for Natural Theology is 9781108053761.

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Details for Natural Theology

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (July 2012)
Number of Pages286
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4043014
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