The Homiletic Review Volume 10

The Homiletic Review Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...about it. All that we are interested in just now, is to note the fact of its bearing upon the dechristianizing power of the Church in the cities. The feeling of this large class is deep and bitter; and it is impossible to get them to discriminate between the grasping avarice of their Christian (?) employers and Christianity itself. To them, Christianity is embodied in its professors, especially when they are known to occupy the chief seats in the synagogue. And it is difficult to turn their position 4. The positively infidel class. Just now we are in another generation of infidelity. These periods of skepticism return, with more or less regularity, from century to century. Our fathers had to contend with so-called French infidelity; we, in this country, are meeting a spent wave of German rationalism and English materialism. It is the same old foe under new names. Science and philosophy are made to don the skeptical uniform and take hold on the weapons of unbelief, and do battle against the faith. While we are not ignorant of the devices of infidelity, we are not to ignore its positive force and ability to counterwork against all the evangelizing efforts we can make. The positive skepticism, or infidelity, is represented by several classes. First, we have the educated classes, who base their infidelity on philosophical and scientific grounds, and openly repudiate Christianity as being of divine origin. They make their influence felt through the press, and on the lecture platform; in school, college, and society. It is not always an open assault; indeed, it is rather a covert one in most cases, although not a few are bold and open in their denial of all authority to the divine records. They oppose nature to revelation, and reason to faith. more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578775
  • 9781236578778