Hours at Home; A Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation Volume 5

Hours at Home; A Popular Monthly of Instruction and Recreation Volume 5

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... friends, thus drawn out by me in each other's presence, detect their own problems in each other's minds. " I never supposed that you, Tom, were troubling your head over such matters." " No? Well, I can say the same of you." Modern Christianity has come very widely to its normal fruitage in earthly prosperity. " Godliness has the promise of the life that now is." The tendency is surely to elevate the poor-born lad of forty years ago, so that he is the merchant prince and conspicuous deacon of to-day. Not now to discuss whether genuine piety has kept pace with social and material advancement, it is indisputable that the leading men in most of the older American communities joined the church years ago, and to-day are " the pillars of the church." Indeed, nearly all the wealth of many smaller cities, and undoubtedly the larger part of the wealth of the nation, are in the hands of "the church people." Church-belonging, not to say piety, is become unquestionably fashionable. Now this very fact is alone sufficient to account for a well-nigh constant pondering of the religious problem by the young and ambitious who are studying success, by the poor who sue for favors, by the cynical who have suffered and been embittered by defeat, by the artisan who hangs the costly walls, the dressmaker who arrives about the time of family prayer, and the shop-girl who attends at fashion's counters. The criticisms and arraignments of the professors of the old faith are neither here nor there as to my proposition; indeed, they prove it again. The theme of God's care or neglect, his love or indifference, the possible democratic level of " salvation by grace," the lot...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826132
  • 9781236826138