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The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science is a thought-provoking book that delves into the realms of religion and science, seeking to reconcile these seemingly divergent paths of understanding the world. Authored by John William Dawson, this profound work challenges conventional beliefs by offering a unique perspective on the origins of our universe.

Dawson's approach in this book is commendable as he fervently strives to bridge the gap between two traditionally distinct schools of thought. Drawing from his extensive knowledge in both theology and scientific inquiry, he presents a comprehensive analysis, giving equal weight to the claims of revelation and the empirical evidence of science.

One of the notable features of Dawson's writing is his objective and unbiased approach. He carefully presents religious narratives without dismissing scientific evidence, and vice versa. This fair-mindedness makes the book an extensive exploration of various possibilities, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions.

The book is divided into well-structured sections, each addressing a different facet of the origins debate. The author begins by elucidating the historical context from which these debates emerged, providing readers with a clear understanding of the motivations and conflicts involved. From there, Dawson offers detailed analyses of different theological interpretations and scientific discoveries, systematically presenting evidence and arguments for each perspective.

What truly sets this book apart is Dawson's ability to integrate complex scientific concepts into an accessible language. He effectively breaks down intricate scientific theories, such as Darwinian evolution and cosmology, ensuring that these ideas are comprehensible to readers who may not have a strong scientific background. This skillful interweaving of scholarship from disparate disciplines makes the book a valuable resource for both laypeople and experts alike.

While the book predominantly focuses on reconciling scientific and religious views on the origins of the world, it also delves into a broader discussion on the philosophy of nature and the existence of a higher power. Dawson explores the implications of various origin theories on human purpose, morality, and the nature of divinity itself, adding depth to the overall exploration.

However, some readers may find the book slightly repetitive in certain sections, particularly when discussing the compatibility of religious texts with scientific findings. Despite this minor flaw, the author's clarity and precision in addressing difficult questions are commendable. He presents counterarguments fairly and offers comprehensive rebuttals, inviting readers to engage critically with the content.

In conclusion, The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science is an intellectually stimulating book that challenges conventional thinking and fosters a meaningful dialogue between religion and science. John William Dawson's meticulous research and balanced approach make it a valuable contribution to the study of origins. Whether one is approaching the subject as a religious believer, a scientific enthusiast, or simply an inquisitive mind, this book offers valuable insights that will provoke thought and encourage a deeper exploration of these fundamental questions.

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[Transcriber's note: All footnotes are renumbered and moved to the end of the text before the index.]

THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO REVELATION AND SCIENCE.

BY J. W. DAWSON, LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S.,

PRINCIPAL AND VICE CHANCELLOR OF M'GILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL; AUTHOR OF "ACADIAN GEOLOGY," "THE STORY OF THE EARTH AND MAN," "LIFE'S DAWN ON EARTH," ETC.

"Speak to the Earth, and it shall teach thee." Job.

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NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE. 1877.

TO HIS EXCELLENCY

THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., K.C.B., ETC.,

GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA,

This Work is Respectfully Dedicated ,

AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF ESTEEM TO ONE WHO GRACES THE HIGHEST POSITION IN THE DOMINION OF CANADA BY HIS EMINENT PERSONAL QUALITIES, HIS REPUTATION AS A STATESMAN AND AN AUTHOR, AND HIS KIND AND ENLIGHTENED PATRONAGE OF EDUCATION, LITERATURE, AND SCIENCE.

PREFACE.

The scope of this work is in the main identical with that of "Archaia," published in 1860; but in attempting to prepare a new edition brought up to the present condition of the subject, it was found that so much required to be rewritten as to make it essentially a new book, and it was therefore decided to give it a new name, more clearly indicating its character and purpose... Continue reading book >>




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