The Dublin Review Volume 130

The Dublin Review Volume 130

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...as far as it goes deserves our entire assent. Particularly commendable is the emphasis he lays on the spread and preservation of small properties among the working classes, and how ' l'ouvrier proprietaire " is a most powerful preservative against socialism. And whereas the greatest oppression that workmen endure is at the hands not of the employer but of the foreman, he notes how socialism abolishes the employer but retains the foreman. Excellent, again, is his recognition of the need of fostering the maximum production within each nation and within each family; and of how Catholicism is a force at hand for social renovation--a force divine, and therefore inexhaustible: "It scatters the world's predictions to the winds, and, like its Master, rises triumphant when it is thought to be laid securely in the tomb. God has only to send forth men--a St. Benedict, a St. Francis, a St Vincent of Paul--and the face of Christian societies will be renewed, and the whole world along with them. No one knows God's hour; but there is nothing to prove that it may not be to-morrow " (p. 405). C. S. Devas. A Course of Religious Instruction for Catholic Youth. By Rev. J. Gerard, S.J. 8vo. Pp. viii., 214. Burns &Oates. 1901. Price 2s. 6d. WE gladly commend this useful and up-to-date little book, of some two hundred pages, to the general reader. It is a simple, unpretentious and straightforward exposition of the Catholic position, and should prove of service to anyone who is desirous of following St. Peter's advice--viz., to be ready always to satisfy everyone that asketh a reason of the hope which is in him. It is divided into three parts. In the first our reverend author deals with "Natural Truth," in the second with...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773128
  • 9781236773128