chapter  V
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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.