The Literary World Volume 26

The Literary World Volume 26

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...been a caprice of fashion. The Agnostic has had his day with the fine ladies, like the block footboy of other times, or the spiritrapper and table-turner of our own. When one perceived that such people actually thought that the churches had been raised on their feet by the puerile apologetic of Mr. Mallock, then it was easy to know that they had never really fallen. What we have been watching, after all, was, perhaps, a tournament, not a battle." Mr. Morley's article has many other suggestive and forcible observations, and is sufficient by itself to give this number of the Fortnightly a special value. We shall look with interest to the way in which his successor, Mr. Estcott, sets about his work. In the Nineteenth Century, Mr. C. Kegan Paul writes on " Faith and Un-faith," and he states that, to aid in clearing his own mind and the minds of others, he desires to show that on Christian premisses, by which are understood "those accepted by the majority of Christian folk, the very dogmas of Rome.whioh often give most offence and are considered mo3t extreme, are not only to be justified, but maintained, with even greater ease than those which find less opposition, and to ask whether it be not a logical necessity that whoso denies them should deny much more, or, accepting them, should, at le: ist, not judge harshly those who go on to beliefs which are implicitly involved in them." We confess that we do not find our own minds "cleared" by Mr. Paul's argument; rather he seom3 to make "confusion worse confounded." Wo have no objection, certainly, to his charity, but we confess that his logic appears to be of a baiting character. The gist of his disquisition seems to be that we may as well accept a...
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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752244
  • 9781236752246