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NATURAL AND DIVINE
TRUTH;

OB, Till"

STUDY OF THE INDUCTIVE PHILOSOPHY

CONSIDERED AS

SUBSERVIENT TO THEOLOGY.

BY

The Rev. BADEN POWELL, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S.

OP ORIEI, COI.I.EfiE,
SAVILIAN PROFESSOR OP GEOMETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OP OXFORD.

LONDON:
JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XXXVni.

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TO THE

RIGHT REV. EDWARD STANLEY, D.D.

PRES. L. S., F.G.S., &c,
LORD BISnOP OF NORWICH.

My Dear Lord,

In availing myself of your Lordship's permission to dedicate to you the ensuing volume, I am desirous hriefly to refer to the grounds on which I made the request, more especially because I feel assured that it is in the very same spirit that that request has been complied with.

The right use and just value of physical science in connexion with the evidences and illustration of religious truth, are topics always demanding serious attention, but more especially in an age like the present, abounding with false pretensions on the one hand, and opposing prejudices on the other. Amid such errors and perversions it is a matter of particular satisfaction when the advocates of reason and truth find their efforts approved and encouraged by those whose situation in the Church silences all cavils; and in no instance is this more gratifying than when those who are now in the position to confer that sanction have themselves previously been labourers in the diffusion and enlargement of the knowledge of nature.

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