The Life of the REV. Joseph Blanco White Volume 3

The Life of the REV. Joseph Blanco White Volume 3

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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: ...How different must love be in different bosoms? VVho shall compare the hatred of a Marcus Antoninus and a Nero? We must content ourselves with distant analogies: whatever requires a greater accuracy of expression we must not attempt to explain in common language. Yet, there is a multitude of learned men who stoutly contend that, whosoever will be saved is firmly to believe in a long string of propositions relating to Thy glorious and immutable nature, which the acutest Logician must content himself with translating in other words, equally or more unmeaning than the original. Good God! does the essence of Christianity depend on this! Is this still believed in the middle of the 19th century! Thy works are distinguishable by their wonderful adaptation to their objects; yet, if the narrowest human intellect had been employed in conceiving the means of establishing a religion for all mankind--a worship fitted for all times and countries--a body of doctrines able to enlighten and guide all classes of men, it could not have betrayed its incom petency for the task more evidently than by such a ' Jehovah. conception as that of the means through which Christianity is supposed to fulfil those ends. In the first place, it announces itself as a perfect body of divine revelation, supported by proofs which (it is aifirmed) must ensure its reception, by reasonable men, of all ages and countries; but the contrivers of the system, with an ignorance of human nature scarcely pardonable in the infancy of civilization, imagine that a multitude of supernatural attestations, addressed in narrative to future generations, would suflice to gain a perpetual assent to this supposed message from heaven. It is almost impious to attribute to Thee, oh God of all...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970063
  • 9781236970060