German Rationalism, in Its Rise, Progress, and Decline, in Relation to Theologians, Scholars, Poets, Philosophers, and the People; A Contribution to the Church History of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

German Rationalism, in Its Rise, Progress, and Decline, in Relation to Theologians, Scholars, Poets, Philosophers, and the People; A Contribution to the Church History of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...himself, very plain, popular, and natural. It was less a discourse than a rational conversation. A proposition of practical philosophy, applied to certain particulars of common life, doctrine which would as soon be expected in a mosque as in a Christian church. The delivery was as simple as the contents of the sermon: no pantomime, no play of the voice, but an earnest calm expression. It can easily be seen that he is conscious of his dignity..... Herder's sermon pleased me better than any other I have ever heard; but I must honestly confess that no sermon pleases me." With this confession the criticism loses much of its force. Afterwards he accused Herder, that he preached of himself after his return from Italy, and had 11. Te Deum sungzon himself of which he (Herder) had composed the words, and had them scattered through the church. It is to be hoped that this belongs to the gossiping' mentioned above, in which Wcimar life was rich; poor miserable wealth! to imitate, and the most gifted cannot create if the age does not support him. _ We have now gained the standpoint from which we can view Herder's position in reference to the history of the development of Evangelical Protestantism, and from which we can also determine what link he forms in the chain of this development. As we have already found the essence of Protestantism to consist in this, that the spirit striving for progress, greater freedom and clearness, boldly follows its course in spite of all the enmity and suspicions of erring judgments; that with all this progress, however, it looks back to the foundation once firmly laid, that it does not only find pleasure in protesting, but rather builds on and alters than destroys, and therefore opposes, as far as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887441
  • 9781236887443