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THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D.
PRINTED FOR JOHN SMITH AND SON, GLASGOW;
WILLIAM WHYTE, EDINBURGH ;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
JOHN HATCHARD, GALE AND FENNER, THOMAS HAMILTON,
THE astronomical objection against the truth of the Gospel, does not occupy a very prominent place in any of our Treatises of Infidelity. It is often, however, met with in conversationand we have known it to be the cause of serious perplexity and alarm in minds anxious for the solid establishment of their religious faith.
There is an imposing splendour in the science of astronomy; and it is not to be wondered at, if the light it throws, or appears to throw, over other tracks of speculation than those which are properly its own, should at times dazzle and mislead an inquirer. On this account, we think it were a service to what we deem a true and a righteous cause, could we succeed in dissipating this illusion; and in stripping Infidelity of those