rather a harmonious working of two laws, each in its sphere. Death and not life is the order of nature. But men live notwithstanding.
Life is supernatural. Only as a force additional to mere nature works against nature does life exist. So spiritual life uses and transcends the laws of nature? (Sunday school Times). Gladden, What Is Left? 60 ? ?Wherever you find thought, choice, love, you find something that is not under the dominion of fixed law. These are the attributes of a free personality.? William James: ?We need to substitute the personal view of life for the impersonal and mechanical view. Mechanical rationalism is narrowness and partial induction of facts, ? it is not science.?
(c) In all free causation, there is an acting without means. Man acts upon external nature through his physical organism, but, in moving his physical organism, he acts directly upon matter. In other words, the human will can cause use means, only because it has the power of acting initially without means.
See Hopkins, on Prayer-gauge, 10, and in Princeton Review, Sept. 1882:188. A. J. Balfour, Foundations of Belief, 311 ? ?Not Divinity alone intervenes in the world of things. Each living soul, in its measure and degree, does the same.? Each soul that acts in any way on its surroundings does so on the principle of the miracle. Phillips Brooks, Life, 2:350 ? ?The making of all events miraculous is no more an abolition of miracle than the flooding of the world with sunshine is an extinction of the sun.? George Adam Smith, on <233314>Isaiah 33:14 ? ?devouring fire everlasting burnings?: ?If we look at a conflagration through smoked glass, we see buildings collapsing, but we see no fire. So science sees results, but not the power which produces them; sees cause and effect, but does not see God.? P. S. Henson: ?The current in an electric wire is invisible so long as it circulates uniformly. But cut the wire and insert pieces of carbon between the two broken ends, and at once you have an arc light that drives away the darkness. So miracle is only the momentary interruption in the operation of uniform laws, which thus gives light to the ages,? ? or, let us say rather, the momentary change on the method of their operation whereby the will of God takes a new form of manifestation. Pfleiderer, Grundriss, 100 ? ?Spinoza leugnete ihre metaphysiche Moglichkeit, Hume ihre geschichtliche Erkennbarkeit, Kant ihre practische Brauchbarkeit, Schleiermacher ihre religiose Bedeutsamkeit, Hegel ihre geistige Beweiskraft, Fichte ihre wahre Christlichkeit, und die kritische Theologie ihre wahre Geschichtlichkeit?
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