know, if they do not, that Nature is the body of God,and that it reveals him as our body ; and its organs andtheir functions reveal our thought. In its myriad-mindedwork, it discloses the myriad-minded God. "The invisi-ble things of him from the creation of tbe world areclearly seen, being understood by the things that aremade, exen his eternal power and godhead." "VVe arebound, then, if Ave would have a worthy theology, to l)o,if not students of science, at least students of the resultsof science. And it is just the same with that part of art whichaddresses the sense of beauty and its pleasure in Nature. Art, in reiu-esentation of natural beauty of landscapeand of form, has more than doubled the range of itswork, both in painting and poetry. Ahnost the wholenatural world has been laid imder contribution by artwith an intensity and a universality unknown before;and if we are wise, and know our time and our needs,we ought to be able to take all the ideas i>ertaining tobeauty and form which we receive through art concern-ing Nature, and lead them upwards also to ennoble andenlarge our idea of God. ^ All, then, that we knew previousl}^ of infinite order, of harmony within diversity, of thought as Lord and KingTHE CHILDHOOD OF GOD. 47of matter, of beauty as its soul, of infinite evolution, of infinite love brooding in the "world of Nature, of ever new "weaving and reweaving, forming and reforming, hasbeen indefinitely increased through the new "work of science and of art. What is the result, Avhat should bethe result, for us who believe in God? We should saywith great gratitude, " Our intellectual and imaginativeconception of God as pure Thought and 2wre Beauty hasalso been indefinitely increased, our whole theology iswidened." And this is what science and art have donefor us : only in their doing of it we have got rid of thehumanity of God, of the conception of his personality.