Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Free Religious Association Volume 42-47

Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Free Religious Association Volume 42-47

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... those of many Unitarian preachers, because he loved his fellow men and because of the nobility with which he took the part of the oppressed. Mr. Parker I remember in his pulpit; I also remember him as the rare but honored guest at my father's table. Their temperaments were much unlike. My father regretted occasionally, in the ejaculations which he made in his journal, that he could not do a soldier's work; that he "was born a seeing eye, and not a doing hand "; but he honored the doing hand and always stood up for it. My best service will be to read these passages from the journal of my father. At this May-time in 1835 he wrote: " There is hardly a surer way to incur the censure of "infidelity and irreligion than sincere faith and an entire "devotion. For, to the common eye, pews, vestries, family "prayers, sanctimonious looks and words constitute religion " which the devout man would find hindrances. "And so we go trying always to weld the finite and "infinite, the absolute and the seeming together. On the " contrary, the manner in which religion is most positively "affirmed by men of the world is bare-faced skepticism. "When I write a book on spiritual things I think I will "advertise the reader that I am a very wicked man, and "that consistency is nowise to be expected of me." Then, farther on in his journals, at the time of Theodore Parker's death, I find this: " Theodore Parker has filled up all his years and days and "hours, --a son of the energy of New England, restless, " eager, manly, brave, early old, contumacious, clever. " I can well praise him at a spectator's distance, for our "minds...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860292
  • 9781236860293