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The Infinite and the Finite

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On the Creator and the Creation.

Boston: Roberts brothers, 1872. 186 pages. Parsons, Theophilus, 1797-1882.

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  • Introductory
  • What is Matter?
  • Of the Belief In God
  • Of the Natural Intellectual Faculties
  • Of the Spiritual Intellectual Faculties
  • Of the Natural and the Spiritual Affectional Faculties
  • Of Some Relations Between the Natural and the Spiritual Faculties
  • Of the Comparative Strength of the Natural and the Spiritual Faculties
  • Of the Idea of God
  • Of the Growth of the Idea of God
  • God an Infinite Person
  • Man is Immortal
  • Of Freedom
  • Whence the Consciousness of Freedom
  • Our Life Our Own and Yet God's Life
  • What is the Preparation For Another Life?
  • How the Spiritual Faculties Regard the Natural Faculties
  • Of the Providence of God
  • Revelation
  • The Succession of Revelations
  • Correspondence
  • The Test of Correspondence
  • The Ancient Churches
  • The Bible
  • The First Christian Revelation
  • The Second Christian Revelation
  • A Difference Between the Material World and the Spiritual World
  • Swedenborg
  • Spiritism
  • Who Receive the Latest Revelation
  • The Word of God Cannot Pass Away
  • Future Revelations
  • He Comes With Power and With Great Glory

By: Theophilus Parsons