The Princeton Theological Review Volume . 6

The Princeton Theological Review Volume . 6

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...about South Africa ever since as a boy we read Livingston's unabridged diary of his travels. Of all the books on South Africa which we have seen, however, this of Mr. Kidds is the best illustrated and the most uniformly interesting from beginning to end. The author has attempted to give us the essential spirit of the Kafir, to show us his real self, as he believes, and thinks, and works, his laws, customs, superstitions, folklore, wars, and prospects. He has succeeded in his attempt. He has shown also that the Kafir is "drifting along the surface of time in a rudderless bark," "in the presence of mighty and restless forces, which the economic development of the country has liberated." He has shown him to be thriftless, wasteful, and prodigal; cruel, superstitious, and lustful; without God and without hope for time or for eternity. The only remedy he can suggest seems to be that pointed out by Carlyle: to plant "knowledge into his deep infinite faculties, his fantasy and heart, to help him to unlearn what he has wrongly learned, and to teach him to use his limited powers to the best advantage." The author ignores the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ, His Son, as the quickening power of a new and abounding life. The one who believes in Jesus as the Saviour of the world, cannot but rise from the perusal of this book with a prayer of thanksgiving, that he and his have long and forever been delivered from the terrible curse of those who are ignorant of Him and with a prayer of supplication, that God in His mercy would speedily deliver those who sit in darkness and in the bondage of heathenism into the light and liberty of the Gospel of love, and righteousness, and peace. Princeton. R. D. W1lson. THE more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642368
  • 9781236642363