Natural Theology by William Paley


“I do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley’s Natural Theology: I could almost formerly have said it by heart.” Charles Darwin, 1859

Natural Theology by William Paley
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ISBN: 1936830272 / 978-1936830275
Print Length: 280 pages
Genre: Humanities

More than two hundred years ago, Dr. William Paley wrote a series of books that marshaled evidence for the Christian faith. His books were often required reading at major institutions of learning. Believers and unbelievers alike wrestled with Paley’s arguments and his compelling presentation of them. Paley’s Natural Theology was one of those books. In it, he showed from biology and human anatomy that the argument for design was a clear and self-evident inference from the facts, and from that point of departure proposed that only a designer God could adequately account for those facts.  It was thought that Darwinism put Paley’s views to rest.  However, each new generation discovers anew that evolutionary theory requires them to accept as true what appears, on its face, to be patently absurd: that immense complexity, surpassing in its apparent genius what 1,000 human geniuses cannot create, was nonetheless the product of unguided, intrinsically dumb, natural forces. Learn more at

Includes original illustrations and descriptions as provided by James Paxton and retains notes by John Ware.  Foreword by Anthony Horvath.

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