Christus Futurus

Christus Futurus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...and more sacred, the common mind fell into the ruts of common thought, and handed on from generation to generation superstitions which the seer--prophet or priest or poet--was for ever warring against and never vanquishing. Perhaps the latest phase of this long battle is its best illustration, because it is the one most familiar to us. How necessary and desirable in the course of last century was the sceptical protest against a very small and crude explanation of the doctrine of the Trinity, and the "plan of salvation" then rife! The most lovely and gracious figures of Hebrew poetry, of the parables of Jesus, of the Christian mystics, or Christian poets had become to the common religious mind like the dolls or tin soldiers of a nursery play-box, and were set out and made to go through their paces in the homilies of almost every Catholic and Protestant divine. Science had opened up illimitable regions never before discerned. We looked for the first time down the immeasurable ages of our geological past, and peered into a future measured only by the slow cooling of the sun; we saw into the depths of the universe as it floated across the strongest telescope, measuring its space by the transmission of light, and into the infinite gradations of perfect organisms which the strongest microscope disclosed. Was it any wonder that the Power which could perfect the iridescence on the wing of an insect too small for the natural eye, which could shepherd the whirl of suns whose light when it reached us had left them a century before, which had brought all things into existence by the millennial processes of evolution, --was it any wonder that such a Power appeared to be most inadequately described in a literal acceptance of the machinery of...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960009
  • 9781236960009