Mental Philosophy; Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will

Mental Philosophy; Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...both to mind and matter their appropriate sphere and responsibilities.--These great truths, some of which are more particularly remarked upon in the chapter on Primary Truths, are made known, not by induction nor by direct experience, but by a spontaneous and original intimation of the Suggestional Intellect. As they are not the creations of a process of reasoning, so they are not destructible by such a process. In their interior or subjective re velation, they stand imbedded, as it were, in the mind's structure, and cannot be overthrown without a subversion of the essential elements of our mental nature. ADDITIONAL PRACTICAL REMARK. A single remark further. It has relation to inspirational influences. The susceptibility of inspiration from higher sources is not merely, as some may perhaps suppose, a theological dogmatism, but is one of the great and precious facts of humanity. God never ignores the sublime truth of his universal Fatherhood, and has never released his connexion with any of the tribes of men. He utters his voice everywhere. Homer, Plato, Euripides, Cicero, Livy, and Plutarch, as well as the long record of those wThose inspirational history has given lustre and power to the unequalled pages of the Bible, have recognised the fact, that man, in the weaknesses and ignorance incidental to his finite nature, is susceptible of strength and guidance from the 'Infinite. But these results are reached through law. The conditions of inspirational receptivity, at least those which are leading and indispensable, are three. (1.) Faith in this great fact, that there is thus an open door of communication between God and man; (2.) a sincere desire that God, who never violates our freedom, will by means of his inspirational influences come into...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643011
  • 9781236643018