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PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY

INTO THE

PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION.

BY THE

REV. HENRY TRURO BRAY, M. A., B. D., LL. D.,

Rector of Christ Church, Boonville, Mo.

ST. LOUIS:
NIXON-JONES PRINTING CO.

Entered According to Act of Congress, in the year 1888, by

HENRY TRURO BRAY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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BOOK THE SECOND.

THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.

A: Some Reasons in Disproof of the Immortality of the Soul.

a: Facts in Disproof of the Soul's Immortality.

(a): Death.

The Continuation of Life after Death, in No Case

satisfactorily and conclusively proved.

(I): Resurrections.

(II): Ghosts.

(III): Spirit-Revelations.

(b) The Nature of Man essentially the Same

as That of the Animal World in General.

I: Physiological.

II: Psychological.

(I): Reason.

(II): Speech.

b: Presumptions in Disproof of the Soul's Im-

mortality

(a): It is possible that Mind is but a Mode of

Material Action.

(b): It is possible that the Individual Mind

is but a Mode of Action of the Uni-

versal and Infinite Mind.
B: Some Reasons in Proof of the Immortality of the Soul.

a: The Fact that Humanity as a Whole believes in It.
b: The Fact that Belief in Immortality seems Con-

sonant with the Teachings of Philosophy.

c: The Presumption that Mind is not a Mere Mode

nor Result of Material Action.

d: The Fact of Religion and Human Confidence in It.

(a): Man naturally Religious.
(b): Hard to believe that What is Natural and

apparently Necessary to True Develop-

ment, can be False.

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