Clerical Types

Clerical Types

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the foundation of their faith and to test every statement with the sharp edge of criticism. Their faith is home-brewed. They are able to give a reason for the hope that is in them. A touch of intellectual sympathy from this wise pastor has saved many a young thinker from doubt and despair. He has made them feel that he understood their difficul ties. He has encouraged them to continue their investigations by assuring them that the normal course of a thinking mind is from doubt to faith. And knowing that nothing is ever gained by concealment he has not hesitated to tell them when accepted and traditional views upon any subject have been found wanting at the bar of modern scholarship. Believing that the truth will bear investigation he has taken his stand upon the ground that, ' he that will not examine is a bigot, he that cannot is a fool, he that dare not is a slave." A man may be " deeply versed in books and shallow in himself.' He may be a walking encyclopedia, and yet be unable to turn his stores of knowledge to practical account. He may sink his mind by overloading it. It is in no sarcastic sense that a man is sometimes called a dungeon of learning. A lighthouse of learning would be more complimentary. With the Rev. layman Scribner learning is a means to an end. It is used as an instrument. The garnered wisdom of the past is applied to the questions of the present hour. Hospitality is shown to new truth. The latest light upon any question is welcomed. There is no disposition, however, to turn the pulpit into a laboratory; the results of the newer learning are given, but the people are spared the processes by which the results are reached. The general effect of the wide survey of truth which he gives to his people is to...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567641
  • 9781236567642