Зображення сторінки

reënforce the moral element in human nature. They supply the sublime authority of an infinite, eternal, absolutely perfect moral governor; the clear revelation of his will in all relations and under all conditions; the tremendous sanctions of future rewards and punishment; the effective exhibition of our Heavenly Father's absolute righteousness and infinite love; the utterly unparalleled ideal of wisdom and moral perfection in human form exhibited in Jesus Christ; the all-penetrating, allinforming inspiration of the Holy Ghost; the cloud of witnesses; the fellowship of the saints; and the ordinances of the holy Sabbath and of the Christian Church.

If revelation is false, its influence cannot be morally good. But if true, it evidently renders the most sufficient support to morality. If it be withdrawn, we have every reason to apprehend the most serious loss to the moral character and habits of the following generations. If untrue, religion must be immoral ; hence, if its influence is moral, it follows that it must be true. This fact, so obvious and vital, is a strong corroborating evidence of the truth of Christianity, and the burden of proof lies wholly on the other side.

(6.) Science, devoid of theism, is universally pessimistic. The worlds all tend to darkness and death. The struggle for life and the survival of the physically fittest often involves the survival of the morally monstrous. Nature is proved to be, as over against all human interests and agencies, fatalistic, mechanical, unsympathetic to all agony, impassive to all struggle, and deaf to all prayer. Take away all theistic intention, and there is no basis for hope. Take away hope, and there is no basis for morals.

(7.) Given theism, Christianity follows. Theistic science leads to Christianity.

(8.) Even if morality could survive religion, our destructive critics will have to prove that morality alone will be sufficient for human needs. What if man be a sinner, as the human conscience has testified in infinite variety of forms, but with absolute identity of sense through all history? What if man needs expiation and a moral change of essential character ! This we continue to believe. This is what our respondents have yet to disprove.

SEP 18 1919 A. A. HODGE.





North American Review.


ALLEN, G. An American Wild Flower, 1 DICEY, A. V. Some Aspects of De-

mocracy in England, 317.
America, Early Man in, 338.

Distribution, Cooperative, 327.
American Wild Flower, An, 296. Dr. Hammond's Estimate of Woman,
ANDERSON, G. Science and Prayer, 1 495.

Drainage, Sanitary, 57.
Astronomical Collisions, 350.

Dynamite as a Factor in Civilization,
BLAKE, L. D. Dr. Hammond's Esti.
mate of Woman, 495.

Early Man in America, 338.
Board of Trade Morality, 372. England, Some Aspects of Democracy
Bread, Making it Dear, 118.

in, 317.
BROCKWAY, Z. R. Needed Reforms in Evils of the Sub-Treasury System,
Prison Management, 40.

Brown, John, of Osawatomie, 435. Expenditures, Public, The Increase
Caucus and the Primary, Facts about of, 19.
the, 257.

Explosives, Modern, 459.
Causes of Felicity, 536.

Facts about the Caucus and the Pri-
Church Attendance, 76.

mary, 257.
Class Distinctions in the United Felicity, Causes of, 536.
States, 231.

Forces, Social, in the United States,
Collisions, Astronomical, 350.

Conversations with a Solitary. Part FRANKLIN, W. B. National Defense,
III. 469.

CONWAY, M. D. The St. Patrick Myth, Freethinking, The Limitations of,

COOLEY, T. M. State Regulation of French Revolution, Histories of the,
Corporate Profits, 205.

Coöperative Distribution, 327. FROTHINGHAM, O. B. Democracy and
Crude Methods in Legislation, 158. ! Moral Progress, 28.
Cruelty to Children, 68.

George, Henry. His Social Falla-
DAWKINS, W. B Early Man in Amer. cies, 147.
ica, 338.

GEORGE, H. Overproduction, 584.
Day of Judgment, The, 565.

GERRY, E. T. Cruelty to Children, 68.
Defense, National, 594.

Gold and Silveras Standards of Value,
Democracy and Moral Progress, 28. 307.
Democracy in England, Some Aspects Government, The, and the Telegraph,
of, 317.

DENSLOW, v. B. Board of Trade Government Control of the Tele-
Morality, 372.

graph, 521.

[ocr errors]

GREEN, G. W. Facts about the Caucus | Municipal Reform, 218.
and the Primary, 257.

National Defense, 594.
GREEN, N. The Government and the Needed Reforms in Prison Manage-
Telegraph, 422.

ment, 40.
HALE, E. E. Social Forces' in the NEWTON, J. Modern Explosives, 459.
United States, 403.

NEWTON, R. H. Moral Instruction in
HAMILTON, GAIL. The Day of Judg. | the Public Schools, 99.
ment, 565.

NEWTON, R. H. Coöperative Dis-
HAMMOND, W. A. Woman in Poli tribution, 327.
tics, 137.

Hammond, Dr., his Estimate of tendance, 76.
Woman, 495.

Osawatomie, John Brown of, 435.
HARRISON, F. Histories of the French Overproduction, 584.
Revolution, 388.

PATTON, F. L. Moral Instruction in
Henry George's Social Fallacies, 147. the Public Schools, 109.
HILL, N. P. Gold and Silver as Stand- PERRY, T. S. Science and the Imagi-
ards of Value, 307.

nation, 49.
Histories of the French Revolution, PAELAN, D. S. The Limitations of

Freethinking, 287.
HODGE, A. A. Morality and Religion, Politics, Woman in, 137.

Prayer, Science and, 185.
HOLMAN, W. 8. The Increase of Prison Management, Needed Reforms
Public Expenditures, 19.

in, 40.
Homes, The Unsanitary, of the Rich, Progress, Moral, Democracy and, 28.

Public Expenditures, The Increase
HUBBARD, G. G. Government Con of, 19.
trol of the Telegraph, 521.

Public Service, Suggestions in Re-
Imagination, Science and the, 49. gard to the, 488.
Increase, The, of Public Expendi- PULLMAN, J. H. Church Attendance,
tures, 19.

Instruction, Moral, in the Public Railroad and Public Time, 605.
Schools, 99.

Raum, G. B. Suggestions in Regard
JACKSON, J. Shooting at Sight, 247. to the Public Service, 488.
John Brown of Osawatomie, 435. Rebellion, The Last Days of the, 8.
KASSON, J. A. Municipal' Reform, Reform, Municipal. 218.

Reforms, Needed, in Prison Manage-
KIDDER, F. A. Morality and Religion, ment, 40.

Regulation, State, of Corporate Prof-
Last Days, The, of the Rebellion, 8. its, 205.
LAUGHLIN, J. L. Evils of the Sub Religion and Morality, 610.
Treasury System, 552.

Rhode Island, Limited Suffrage in,
Legislation, Črude Methods in, 158. 413.
Limitations, The, of Freethinking, RICHARDSON, B. W. Causes of Felic-

ity, 536.
Limited Suffrage in Rhode Island, RYLANCE, J. H. Church Attendance,

LLOYD, H. D. Making Bread Dear, St. Patrick Myth, The, 358.

Sanitary Drainage, 57.
LOZIER, C. S. Dr. Hammond's Esti- Schools, Moral Instruction in the Pub
mate of Woman, 507.

lic, 99.
Making Bread Dear, 118.

Science and the Imagination, 49.
MALLOCK, W. H. Conversations with Science and Prayer, 185.
a Solitary. Part III., 469.

SEELYE, J. H. Dynamite as a Factor
Man, Early, in America, 338.

in Civilization, 1.
Modern Explosives, 459.

SHERIDAN, P. H. The Last Days of
MORAIS, N. Dr. Hammond's Esti- the Rebellion, 8.
mate of Woman, 501.

Shooting at Sight, 247.
Moral Instruction in the Public Silver, Gold and, as Standards of
Schools, 99.

Value, 307.
Moral Progress, Democracy and, 28. Social Fallacies, Henry George's,
Morality and Religion, 610.


« НазадПродовжити »