chapter  V
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GOODNESS AND BEAUTY AND GOD

The law of the Universe, and the will of God, are here regarded as in some sort synonymous terms. It is impossible properly to define such a term as “ God,” but it is permissible reverently to use the term for a mode of regarding the Universe as invested with what in human beings we call personality, con­ sciousness, and other forms of intelligence, emotion, and will. These attributes, undoubtedly possessed by a part, are not to be denied to the whole ; how­ ever little we may be able as yet to form a clear conception of their larger meaning.