The Life of the REV. Joseph Blanco White Volume 1

The Life of the REV. Joseph Blanco White Volume 1

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...he aim at, in setting up for a preacher? Mr. confidently asserted that it was ambition, and the desire of putting himself at the head of the mob and making himself master of Jerusalem. Though the question really shocked me, I blush to acknowledge my weakness in not having shown my real opinion upon the subject. I avoided to declare my faith in Jesus Christ, and merely defended him against that supposition, as I should have defended Socrates, had he been calumniated by such an imputation. " After carefully examining myself upon this, I find that nothing made me shy of making an explicit avowal of my faith (if I can give such name to the feeble kind of persuasion which I foster in my soul) but that I was afraid of Mr. urging some of those arguments against the New Testament for which I have not yet found any satisfactory answer. I gave him to understand that I approved the system of yielding to the various striking proofs which exist in its favour, without demanding a complete answer to the difliculties which may be started against it. But the reasonableness of this plan I did not feel forcibly enough at that moment, or rather had no clear and plausible reason with which to support it. The next morning while taking a solitary walk towards Kilburn, as I was endeavouring to hush the uneasiness which the conversation had awakened in my mind, the following thoughts struck me as it were_ with a sudden light upon the matter. _ " If we were to withhold our assent from every thing against which unanswerable arguments may be started, we must certainly fall into the most absurd scepticism. It is not in the nature of the human mind to have a complete view, a full insight of any object whether of the physical or the moral world. The limited...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879724
  • 9781236879721