Chapter XXXIV.—Peters Daily Work.
Having said this, he dismissed the multitudes; and according to his custom, having partaken of food with those dearest to him, he went to rest. And thus doing and discoursing day by day, he strongly buttressed the law of God, challenging the reputed gods with the reputed Genesis, 1138 and arguing that there is no automatism, but that the world is governed according to providence.
[Comp. Homily IV. 12 and the full discussion in XIV. 3–11. In the Recognitions there is no reference to “genesis” before book viii. 2, etc., which is parallel with the passage just referred to.—R.]