Select Gifford Lectures Delivered at Aberdeen (13 vols.)
by 10 authors Pringle-Pattinson, A. Seth, Hobson, Ernest William, Webb, Clement C. J., Sorley, William Ritchie, Ward, James, Martin, A. M., Sayce, A. H., Adam, James, Driesch, Hans, Royce, Josiah
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Scottish judge Adam Gifford believed that the active knowledge of God engenders humanity’s well-being. Thus, in his 1885 will, he bequeathed funds to four Scottish universities—Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and St. Andrews—for the establishment of a lecture series dealing with the topic of natural theology. For over a century, the Gifford Lecture Series has featured the most prestigious theologians, ethicists, philosophers, and scientists, presenting premier research and insightful perspectives on the value of natural theology. Philosopher Jacques Barzun described the Gifford Lectures as “the highest honor in a philosopher’s career.”
This collection contains a selection of 13 lectures from the University of Aberdeen’s Gifford Series. Given between 1899 and 1921, these lectures explore a variety of subjects including historical conceptions of being, science and the philosophy of the organism, moral values, ancient religions, and much more. Anyone interested in theology, philosophy, or science will find this collection a valuable addition to their digital library.
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- Provides valuable insights into many topics in natural theology
- Includes pioneer Oxford Assyriologist A. H. Sayce’s text on ancient religion in Egypt and Babylon
- Offers a sampling of the early Gifford Lectures given at the University of Aberdeen
- The Philosophy of the Christian Religion by A. M. Martin
- Naturalism and Agnosticism by James Ward
- The World and the Individual, First Series: The Four Historical Conceptions of Being by Josiah Royce
- The World and the Individual, Second Series: Nature, Man, and the Moral Order by Josiah Royce
- The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia by A. H. Sayce
- The Religious Teachers of Greece by James Adam
- The Science and Philosophy of the Organism, vol. 1 by Hans Driesch
- The Science and Philosophy of the Organism, vol. 2 by Hans Driesch
- The Idea of God in the Light of Recent Philosophy by A. Seth Pringle-Pattinson
- Moral Values and the Idea of God by William Ritchie Sorley
- The Domain of Natural Science by Ernest William Hobson
- God and Personality by C. J. Clement Webb
- Divine Personality and Human Life by C. J. Clement Webb
James Adam was born in Scotland in 1860. Educated at the University of Aberdeen and Caius College, Cambridge, he became a highly regarded classicist, teaching at Cambridge for many years. His most significant work are his translations and commentaries of Platonic dialogues. He died in 1907.
Hans Driesch was a German biologist, philosopher, and theologian. He was born in 1867 and studied at the Universities of Freigurg, Jena, and Munich, under such scholars as Ernst Haeckel, Oscar Hertwig, and Christian Ernst Stahl. He conducted much important research during his life, especially in the field of embryology. He became professor of natural theology at the University of Aberdeen, and later taught at several other universities. He is known for works such as his complete system of philosophy, Theory of Order, as well as Logic as a Task and Theory of Reality. He died in 1941.
- Title: Select Gifford Lectures Delivered at Aberdeen
- Series: Gifford Lectures
- Volumes: 13
- Pages: 6,379