Mr. Wells' Invisible King; A Criticism

Mr. Wells' Invisible King; A Criticism

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Wells claims to be but the scribe of the spirit of his generation, his claim must be treated seriously, as those who are at all in touch with seriously-minded, but uninstructed lay people--both outside the Church and even sometimes within it--know only too well. The claim is further substantiated by the large number of people who have found in Goa' t/ze lm/isz'6/e Kinginspiration and hope. But God t/ze Invisiele King is not'of value only in revealing something of the lay mind--and incidentally the great need in the Christian Church of an instructed clergy who will in their turn be capable of instructing their people---but there is very much in the teaching contained in the book itself which cannot but commend itself to those who dare in all sincerity and humbleness of heart to call themselves followers of Jesus Christ. In the opening paragraphs of his book Mr. Wells expresses his sympathy with all sincere religious feeling; I for one do not feel disposed to question the sincerity of his statement, subject however to certain reservations. It would be true to say that the whole aim of Mr. Wells' polemic is to remove from religion what he considers to be false and hampering dogmas. " He criticises the creeds explicitly and frankly, because he believes it is particularly necessary to clear them out of the Way of those who are seeking religious consolation at this present time of exceptional religious need. He does little to conceal his indignation at the role played by these dogmas in obscuring, perverting, and preventing the religious life of mankind" (pp. 6 f.). Mr. Wells is out for sincerity at any cost, and to this end considers that it is even unwise to give to children in their early years anything...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685988X
  • 9781236859884