Lex Credendi, a Sequel to Lex Orandi

Lex Credendi, a Sequel to Lex Orandi

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...not hear? He that made the heart, shall He not understand?" In such' moments we feel that the life and the love within us stream from the very centre and heart of reality, from the veins of the Eternal who lives in us, who is our Father in heaven; we feel that what pains and resists our higher will in the world around us, pains and resists Him too; that He through us and in us, in some mysterious way, is in conflict with all that evil whose opposition to the spirit is the very condition of our spiritual growth and expansion; that in us He is battling with ignorance, error, selfishness, suffering, and sin. It is this faith in the revelation of the spirit, faith in the intuitions of love, faith in the felt truths of our best moments, that warms and fills up the chill and ghostly conception of a " Supreme Being," infinitely vast and strange, that corrects our despairing sense of God's otherness and distance by a trustful sense of His likeness and nearness; that transforms mere awe and wonder into filial reverence and love. Of this faith it is said: " No man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son and he to whom the Son will reveal Him." -4 This explicit faith in God's Fatherhood gives life its warmth. Let us contrast the life without faith in its best and highest manifestation, and the life with faith in its thinnest and poorest manifestation. Let us take the case of a truly cultivated man of the highest moral principle and practice, one whose will K is, unawares, altogether sympathetic with the Divine Will, whose life is sincerely, selflessly, and enthusiastically devoted to the interests of truth and goodness, and yet whose religion has remained implicit and latent; who has...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519353
  • 9781236519351