The Radical Volume 4

The Radical Volume 4

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...is interrupted in a fire; we throw out furniture, man the brakes, and rush to save. John Brown could not live in a land that tolerated slavery; and so, renouncing all that flesh holds dear, he must utter his protest, and seal it with blood. So it may be said of Jesus and those disciples, --that they were born to martyrdom, that they could not live in a land and age so abounding in wickedness; and therefore they stood forth stern prophets of God's scathing truth, forbearing from family and home, and all the relations and amenities of domestic life, renouncing and suffering joyously. We hear Paul advising, out of regard to the present distress, not to marry. But these times are exceptional, at least not normal for all. They are preliminary and as harbingers; the Baptist dispensation preparatory to the kingdom. The mass of men must be ever manual workers, dwellers, companions, living under roof-trees, and busy providing for the primal necessities. With them, the great question must ever be, to realize amid these relations. There must be first ever integrity, consecration, and fealty of spirit to righteousness and truth, --character and manliness held beyond all price. Then there must be symmetry, poise, reconciliation. Consequently the high lessons of great lovers and doers in this regard must eventually command the profoundest attention among mankind. How did this one realize where we daily live and find our ever-returning and gravest embarrassments? how did he acquit himself as father, husband, tradesman, friend, and citizen? what were his ideals and exact methods? what did he build t To find a few such in history is excellent fortune; that there should be any who had protractedly considered the matter, and attempted aught towards a solution for...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515633
  • 9781236515636