History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Th

History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Th

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"[...]the various meanings in which the word Rationalism has been used. I understand by it here only generally the opinion that mankind are led by their reason and especially by the natural powers of their mind and soul, and by the observation of nature which surrounds them, to a true knowledge of divine and sensible things, and that reason has the highest authority and right of decision in matters of faith and morality, so that an edifice of faith and morals built on this foundation shall be called Rationalism. It still remains undecided whether this system declares that a supernatural revelation is impossible and ought to be rejected. That notion rather lies in the word Naturalism, which however is sometimes used as synonymous with Rationalism. It has been well said that Naturalism is distinguished from Rationalism by rejecting all and every revelation of God, especially any[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 658g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675100
  • 9781507675106