Moses T. Cilley essays on natural theology, theism, creationism versus evolution, 1861 and undated.

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Cilley, Moses T. Moses T. Cilley essays on natural theology, theism, creationism versus evolution, 1861 and undated.

Moses T. Cilley essays on natural theology, theism, creationism versus evolution, 1861 and undated.

Collection comprises a volume, 250 pages, filled with handwritten religious essays (called themes or lectures, which are sometimes separated into chapters), on the topics of natural theology, theism, and creationism versus evolution. Whether the essays were written to support the author's theological studies, as material to be presented in convocations, or in response to the scientific revelations or debates of the time is unclear; however, a reader with initials "J.W.M" read, notated, and provided short comments on the contents. Cilley provided a few ink drawings, including a chart showing the geologic strata and time periods, as well as an image of the human heart. Many essays contain citations to theological writings of the period. Among the many philosophers and writers covered are Aristotle, Benedict Spinoza, Thomas Hobbes, d'Alembart, Diderot, Voltaire, Alexander Pope, David Hume, Hugh Miller, and Enoch Pond.

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A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...

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Cilley, Moses T.

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Methodist minister who preached in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Born in Salisbury, Mass., in 1830, to Jonathan Cilley and Abigail Fowler; married Sarah A. Eaton in 1849, and died after 1910. From the description of Moses T. Cilley essays on natural theology, theism, creationism versus evolution, 1861 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 424423584 ...

Pond, Enoch, 1791-1882

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Aristotle

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Hume, David, 1711-1776

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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784

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Voltaire, 1694-1778

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Spinoza, Benedictus ˜deœ 1632-1677

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Alembert, Jean le Rond d', 1717-1783

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French mathematician and physicist. From the description of Letter, 1752 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86130317 French mathematician and philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter unsigned : Paris, to Mme la Marquise du Deffand, 1753 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131833 From the description of Sur les couleurs qui se forment au foyer des lentilles, et sur les dimensions de ce foyer : autograph manuscript unsigned, undate...