THE first series of these lectures was concerned with cosmology. Its theme was such questions as the following: whether the world had its source in God, whether God as well as the world was in the making, whether God pervaded the world in every part, whether the world was teleologically patterned and, if so, whether that pattern was deiform. This enquiry, in its intention at least, was regarded, quite simply, as a philosophical investigation into the intelligibility or unintelligibility of a godless world debated in terms of cosmological requirements and of these only. The enquiry was provisionally realistic and was occupied, in the main, with the deistic aspects of theism in the sense of "deism" in which God's grace and bounty and tender mercy, in other words, his providential care, were regarded as more human than cosmological, more "intimate" than the stars.