Six Lectures on Great Men

Six Lectures on Great Men

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... given them understanding: that there is a power in Prayer to open the eyes of the mind as well as to expand the affections of the heart: and that many things seeming impossible to the natural man are possible to him who is in communion with God through Christ. Indeed I believe that almost any soul--a very ordinary soul--if only it would inspect itself earnestly awhile, would come to feel that it was so fearfully and wonderfully made that it might at any time readily become a mystery, and even a terror, to itself. But a soul of more than ordinary depth, communing constantly not only with the mysteries of its own being but also with those yet greater ones of the Christian Revelation--if such should come to think itself peculiarly privileged--specially illumined--indeed it need not be necessarily false, not even necessarily mistaken. The possibilities of spirit in any case no man knows--the least manifestation of it is a mystery, the greatest need not be a miracle: and the experience of a Christianised soul--of a soul bared to all the influences of God's special Revelations--who shall limit and who shall define? Let such a soul retire awhile into itself--leaving outward sights and sounds and other men's voices and thoughts--and commune with itself and with its Almighty Parent--pondering well its positive sinfulness and its possible Restoration--then truly as it travels into the Past and the Future--the everywhere Infinite---it may well seem soon that the world has dropt from under it, and that it has no standing place in Space or Time; yea, let it once feel but true communion with Him who is Pure Spirit--worshipping Him even but for a moment in spifit and in truth--and then assuredly such an one, on returning to his ordinary estate, more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810007
  • 9781236810007