The Mysticism of Plato, Or, Sincerity Rested Upon Reality [By J.P. Potter]

The Mysticism of Plato, Or, Sincerity Rested Upon Reality [By J.P. Potter]

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...language of reality, which, in converting metaphysical truth into actual errors, kindled fires of bigotry and whetted the sword of persecution, and divided men's minds and feelings into schismatic opinions instead of uniting them in a catholic piety. Restored, gradually, to its original conception and its real meaning, Christianity is at once a key to the opinions of the countries in which it was first preached--a learned commentary on the wisdom of the most ancient times37--a precious record of the infancy and youth of the world, and, at the same time, a striking appeal to all that is most ele satisfactory scholarship; and both gives and receives confirmation on other points of equally irresistible evidence. 37 " There is a force," says the Regius Professor of Divinity, "in the remark of Michaelis, that the Evangelist would net have said of John the Baptist, He was not that light, unless some person had asserted that he was; and if there were persons who held the opinions of the modern Sabeans, we perhaps shall not be able to give so good an explanation of the frequent mention of light, as by supposing the Evangelist to have had them in his view."--page 556. Surely the Regius Professor of Divinity, vated in human nature; an address to the feelings, consciences, and reasons of men, conveyed in a language which will be intelligible to the end of time. By the adoption of their distinct and appropriate languages, it brought into one faith the Jew and the Oriental, the Greek and the Roman, causing them to dissolve their differences of opinion and rites in that catholic union of piety and obligation which worships and obeys a common Father, and listens to the accents of a common Master. These are the realities of religion, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977483
  • 9781236977489