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The Philosophical Bases of Theism

Nature volume 140, page 485 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



THE substance of Prof. Dawes Hicks' book was delivered as the Hibbert Lectures in 1931. The volume is designed primarily for the general reader, especially for those "who have abandoned the resort of basing their religious trust on a miraculously attested revelation", and for whom, therefore, the philosophic approach to religion is indispensable. The author admits that "philosophy can as little provide us with a new religion as the science of ethics can provide us with a new morality" ; yet "a religious mind which has reflected upon the principles upon which its religion rests, is clearly an advance upon the religious mind which has not so reflected".

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