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Christianity and Agnosticism

A Controversy



Consisting of Papers By:
Henry Wace, D.D.;
Prof. Thomas H. Huxley;
The Bishop of Peterborough;
W. H. Mallock; and
Mrs. Humphry Ward.

 

NEW YORK

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1889


The undisputed interest taken in the recent controversy between the Rev. Dr. Henry Wace, Principal of King's College, London, and Prof. Huxley, over the question of the true significance of agnosticism, and incidentally of the limits of natural knowledge; and the difficulty of getting at the complete discussion when scattered thorough different publications, have induced the publishers to bring the articles together in a single volume.

The opening paper, which led directly to those that follow, was read at the Church Congress in Manchester in 1888. The paper on "The Value of Witness to the Miraculous," though not strictly a part of the controversy, was published by Prof. Huxley while it was going on, and its direct bearing on the question at issue is a sufficient reason for its insertion. Mr. Mallock's paper on "Cowardly Agnosticism," and also that of Mrs. Humphry Ward, to which Dr. Wace makes reply in his second article, are included for the valuable side-lights they throw upon the general subject under discussion.


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I. On Agnosticism.
By Henry Wace, D.D., Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral; Principal of King's College, London
( Read at the Manchester Church Congress, 1888.)

II. Agnosticism.
By Prof. Thomas H. Huxley
( From "The Nineteenth Century," February, 1889.)

III. Agnosticism. A Reply to Prof. Huxley.
By Henry Wace, D.D.
( From "The Nineteenth Century," March, 1889.)

IV. Agnosticism.
By W. C. Magee, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough
( From "The Nineteenth Century," March, 1889.)

V. Agnosticism: A Rejoinder.
By Prof. Thomas H. Huxley
( From "The Nineteenth Century," April, 1889.)

VI. Christianity and Agnosticism.
By Henry Wace, D.D.
( From "The Nineteenth Century," May, 1889.)

VII. An Explanation to Prof. Huxley.
By W. C. Magee, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough
( From "The Nineteenth Century," May, 1889.)

VIII. The Value of Witness to the Miraculous.
By Prof. Thomas H. Huxley
( From "The Nineteenth Century," March, 1889.)

IX. Agnosticism and Christianity.
By Prof. Thomas H. Huxley
( From "The Nineteenth Century," June, 1889.)

X. "Cowardly Agnosticism." A Word With Prof. Huxley.
By W. H. Mallock
( From "The Fortnightly Review," April, 1889.)

XI. The New Reformation.
By Mrs. Humphry Ward
( From "The Nineteenth Century," March, 1889.)

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