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ORIGIN OF THE GLOBE-A UNIVERSAL DELUGE — THE
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF CREATED PRINCIPLES,
ELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF LIGHT, HEAT, &c.
BY GEORGE BREWSTER,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty, by GEORGE BREWSTER, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Ohio.
The train of thought, which led to the production of the first five lectures of the following series, was suggested by a discussion, some two or three years since, with a Swedenborgian. The circumstances, which led to that discussion, were these: Being then the editor of a paper, and having made a remark editorially with regard to some of the opinions of a certain lecturer, upon the Swedenborgian notions of Genesis; he became offended at my dissent from those opinions, and sent me a challenge to debate the question with him. Having made it one invariable rule of my life never to shrink from the responsibility of defending ideas, which I may have advanced upon any subject, I, consequently, accepted the challenge. In the course of the argument, I was surprised at the strong infidel tendency