Homiletic Review; An International Magazine of Religion, Theology and Philosophy Volume 18

Homiletic Review; An International Magazine of Religion, Theology and Philosophy Volume 18

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... get builded round it. I do not know a better way in which a man can keep himself alive, alert, abreast of things, in the best of senses fresh, by which a man can the more perfectly deliver himself from the too frequent hard selfishness of culture, by which a man can keep in memory the real meaning of his mission, that it is not to be ministered to but is to minister, than in the way suggested by such words as these from the pen of Charles Kingsley. "I will never believe that a man has a real love for the good and the beautiful, except he attacks the evil and the disgusting the moment he sees it. It is veryeaay for us to turn our eyes away from ugly sights, and so consider ourselves refined. The refined man to me is he who cannot rest in peace with a coal-mine, or a factory, or a Dorsetshire peasant's house near him, in the state in which they are." Will you listen to this also? It is from Charles Kingsley's." Winter Garden" "Yes. I am very rich, as every man may be who will. In fifteen miles of moorland I find the materials of all possible physical science, and long, too, thatl had time to work out one smallest segment of thatgreat sphere. How can I be richer, if I have lying at my feet all day a thousand times more wealth than I can use? "For there it is, friend, the whole infinite miracle of nature in every tuft of grass, if we have only eyes to see it, andean disabuse our minds of thattyrannous phantom of size. Only recollect that great and small are but relative terms; that in truth nothing is great or small, save in proportion to the quantity of creative thought which has been exercised in making it; that the fly who basks upon one of the trilithons of Stonhenge, is in truth infinitely greater than all...
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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741897
  • 9781236741899