Natural Law in the Spiritual World
EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES OF PREVIOUS
"We have no hesitation in saying that this is one
of the most able and interesting books on the relations which exist between
natural science and spiritual life that has appeared. Mr. Drummond writes
perfect English - his ideas are fresh, and expressed with admirable felicity.
His book is one to fertilize the mind, to open to it fresh fields of thought,
and to stimulate its activity."--LITERARY CHURCHMAN.
"This is one of the most impressive and
suggestive books on religion that we have read for a long time. Indeed, with
the exception of Dr. Mozley's University Sermons, we can recall no book of our
time which showed such a power of restating the moral and practical truths of
religion so as to make them take fresh hold of the mind and vividly impress the
imagination. No one who reads the papers entitled, "Biogenesis",
"Degeneration", "Eternal Life", and "Classification", to say nothing of the
others in this volume, will fail to recognise in Mr. Drummond a new and
powerful teacher, impressive both from the scientific calmness and accuracy of
his view of law, and from the deep religious earnestness with which he traces
the workings of law in the moral and spiritual sphere."--SPECTATOR.
"The reader is left with the depths of his
spiritual nature stirred, pondering upon the great foundation truths of the
Gospel and illuminated with the fresh light which only a thoughtful, reverent,
and lofty mind can pour upon the ancient message of Redemption."-- CHURCH
"A most remarkable volume. It is perfectly
delightful to turn to the calm, judicial, scholarly, and pre-eminently tolerant
work of Professor Drummond. His obviously great personal familiarity with
biological science enables him to derive some of his most telling illustrations
from the more recondite phenomena of the development of life. His style is
charming, his diction essentially that of a scholar and a man of refined taste.
Hence his book is an eminently readable one."--KNOWLEDGE.
"The extraordinary success of the work is due to
its merits. Its form and its leading ideas are quite original; it is one of the
most suggestive books we have ever read; its style is admirable."--BRITISH
"This is a remarkable and important book. The
theory it enounces may without exaggeration, be termed a discovery. It is
difficult to say whether the scientific or the religious reader will be the
most surprised and delighted as he reads a volume which must stir a new hope
into the minds of each."--ABERDEEN FREE PRESS.
"A very clever and well written book which has
rapidly won a wide reputation. There is much in this book which is striking,
original, suggestive, at once finely conceived and eloquently expressed; much,
which will be most helpful to both cleric and layman; and we strongly recommend
our readers to peruse and judge it for themselves."-- EXPOSITOR.
"This is a pioneer book. It breaks the way into a
territory supposed to be more hostile than any other to religion. It is full of
the germs and seeds of things. It will not be long before its fresh and
brilliant illustrations of the oldest truths will become the property of the
religious mind of the country, and many a minister, longing to enter fresh
fields and pastures new, will find in it a novel method and a trustworthy
guide. Merely as religious discourses, giving the fine ore of evangelical
truth, adorned with the freshest illustrations, and set forth in language of
subtle and sinewy eloquence, these chapters will take a high place in sermon
"The enchantments of an unspeakably fascinating
volume by Professor Drummond have had an exhilarating effect each time we have
opened its pages, or thought over its delightful contents. It is not too much
to say that of its kind it is one of the most important books of the
"This is a most original and ingenious book,
instructive and suggestive in the highest degree. Its speculative subtilty is
unequalled by its extensive range of scientific knowledge, and all is permeated
by the force and validity of the religious intuitions from which the author has
made its departure. It is wholly out of our power to do justice to the many
points in this book that press for notice. It is the boldest effort yet made to
turn the tables on agnostic science, and to not a few of the arguments
agnostics will find it hard to reply."--NONCONFORMIST.
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