The Princeton Review, Vol. 15

The Princeton Review, Vol. 15 : July, 1843 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Princeton Review, Vol. 15: July, 1843 There is one topic, however, which we cannot consent to dismiss, without a single word the bearing of these mea sures upon the spread of the gospel in India. We ought not to disguise the fact, however much we regret it, that in her education schemes, as well as every other department of her public policy, the government of India rigidly ah stains from the introduction of every religious influence, Obnoxious to the prejudices of her native subjects. The Bible and Christianity are, therefore, scrupulously excluded from all the institutions under her control. And it so hap pens, that the science of India is so blended with her reli gion, both being drawn from the same sacred books, that when the former is overthrown, by the mere demonstrations of true science, independently of Christianity, it carries with it, and buries in the same ruin, the errors and absurd ities of her religious creeds. It is next to impossible that a young man should pass through the course of education prescribed by the government, without being taught to laugh at the faith of his fathers, and despise the authority and craft of his native priesthood. Unless an accomplished scholar can believe that the earth is a flat surface, reaching immeasurably beyond the orbit of the remotest planet, and made up of seven successive concentric continents, with ia tervening oceans of salt, and sweet water, sugar-cane juice, melted butter, spirits, milk and curds, it is impossible that the educated native youth of India, can admit the truth of their religion, and the power of its ministry, because their shastras teach all these absurdities, and innumerable others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243121024
  • 9780243121021