The Living Age Volume 244

The Living Age Volume 244

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...press has not yet heard the names of its seers and teachers. Meanwhile political turmoil is dead. No one--a few wlrepullers excepted--mentions Mr. LloydGeorge's agitation against the Education Act, except perhaps to regret it. Sectarian proselytism is at an end. The prayer of the revivalist is not that persons shall become Methodists or Baptists or independents, but that the "churches free and established alike" shall awaken from their frozen apathy, and teach again the fundamental principles of Christianity. Some features of a more doubtful nature are accompanying the upheaval. It is not quitepleasant to read that Eisteddfods and literary meetings are falling flat; and' it is even more regrettable to hear that many of the converted in SouthWales are ceasing to play football. It is deplorable that the reason of certain weak-minded persons should be deranged by the excitement necessarilyattendant on these revivaiist gatherings. In the main, however, the testimony, even of the callous London journalist, goes to show that the movement may claim already to have effected a great, if only a temporary, reformation in the morality of large districts. To speculate as to the causes of themarvellous outburst would at the present time be dangerous. Perhaps popular disappointment at the results of fifty years of political agitation may have turned the minds of many Welshmen to spiritual hopes and fears. Possibly the country folks havewearied of the bitter feuds of rival denominations, and of the vaporlngs of' the young preacher from the University College who has been striving toHegelianize Calvinistic Methodism. It will be however more profitable tocompare the present awakening with the great upheavals of the olden days. In...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972805
  • 9781236972804