By Patricia Cornwell
Ruth Bell Graham is named the spouse of evangelist Billy Graham. It was once Ruth who stimulated Billy, as his so much relied on life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this interesting and memorable lady. Brimming with anecdotes, it is a breathtaking trip, with stops at a lot of this century's epoch-making events.
The formative years years of the long run Mrs. Billy Graham have been spent light-years away--in the China of the Twenties and Thirties. The daughter of scientific missionaries, she and her kinfolk have been stuck in a crucible of unspeakable complication; as well as pestilence and plague, there has been the volatile political and armed forces turmoil surrounding the Nationalist govt, the Communists, and the japanese invaders. those dangerous realities formed Ruth Bell and her family members, a family members inured to problems, yet buoyed up through their deep trust in God's abiding will.
Virtually raised by way of the Grahams, the writer is a repository of Ruth Bell Graham's tales and has obvious firsthand the spirit of this brave girl. Patricia Cornwell not just supplies readers an entire, rounded, and intimate portrait of Ruth Bell Graham, but additionally perception into the lifetime of the Graham kin and especially Billy Graham.
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1659. in Webster. "Henry More and Descartes", 375. 5. More, CSPW, IS, 59. 6. Ibid .. 61-2. Henry More and the limits of mechanism 33 7. More, Democritus Platonissans, sig. A2'-' 8. See further Gabbey, "Philosophia Cartesiana Triumphata", 190-3 (especially notes 36 & 37), 206-214. 9. 'Libere dicam quod sentio: omnes quotquot exstiterunt, aut etiamnum existunt, Arcanorum Naturae Antistites, si ad magnificam tuam indolem comparentur, Pumilos plane videri ac Pygmaeos ... Omnia profecto tam concinna in tuis Philosophiae Principiis, Dioptricis, & Meteoris, tamque pulchre sibi in ipsis naturaeque consona sunt, ut mens ratioque humana iucundius vix optaret laetiusve spectaculum'.
Let us turn to some instances of More's scepticism about mechanical explanations. In the letter of 23 July 1649,14 More takes up Descartes' claim in the Principles of Philosophy, Pt. IV, Art. '15 What about the well-known phenomenon of resonance, asks More, between stretched strings of equal length and with one string set at the octave? Nothing could be further from the possibility of mechanical explanation, insists More. 16 Book II of the Antidote against Atheisme (1653) contains several examples that re-appear in later writings.
IV, Art. '15 What about the well-known phenomenon of resonance, asks More, between stretched strings of equal length and with one string set at the octave? Nothing could be further from the possibility of mechanical explanation, insists More. 16 Book II of the Antidote against Atheisme (1653) contains several examples that re-appear in later writings. First, the inability of Descartes' vortex hypothesis to explain why bodies at the centre of vortices, such as the sun and stars, are not oblong rather than round.