Youth's Magazine,  8 (1835), 161–67.

On Scriptural Poetry





Biblical Authority, Theology of Nature, Causation, Miracle

    Discusses two examples of scriptural poetry (taken from Ps. 29 and 77) which declare 'the glory and majesty of God' (162). Much of the discussion pertains in general terms to God's relation to the created order. Following the text of Ps. 77. 19 the writer observes: 'in the works of God we see much that we are compelled to acknowledge is his work, but it has been accomplished through the instrumentality of second causes, and though we refer all these "causes" to the effect of God's appointment, yet we cannot point to any act of God, and say of it, "this hath God wrought" in the sense of his direct operation without the intervention of an intermediate agency' (167).

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