The Spiritual Message of Literature; A Manual of Comparative Literature, with Topical Outlines, and Lists of Useful Books for School, College, and Pri

The Spiritual Message of Literature; A Manual of Comparative Literature, with Topical Outlines, and Lists of Useful Books for School, College, and Pri

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...the early Christian Fathers said. And Tennyson expresses it thus: And so the Word had breath and wrought, By human hands the creed of creeds, In loveliness of perfect, deeds, More strong than all poetic thought. Will the impending Transcendence of God ever be better expressed than by Tennyson? Ring out, wild bells, Ring out the old, ring in the new; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress for all Mankind. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhyme-But ring the fuller minstrel in. Ring in the valiant Man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand: Ring out the darkness of the land. Ring in the Christ that is to be--the God yet Transcendent. BOOK IV Message Great Dramas Book IV. Message qf Great Dramas. Introduction. So far we have discussed the nature of Prophecy. We must now proceed to examine the Prophecy of the world. An endless and terrible attempt, but not impossible, in this last century, for a man equipped with several of the more important languages, and in one of the larger libraries. Indeed, the task is not unusual, since no intelligent man can think about the ulterior problem of life without making a preliminary estimate of the nature of Sanity and Rationality as applied to literature. But usually the inferences were from material accessible in one language only, while this book is a conscientious attempt to cover the literature of the whole world, to assure ourselves that the validity of our conclusions shall depend on a Sanity not merely tribal, national, or even continental, but cosmopolitan, and of all ages. And further to insure objective validity for our conclusions, we...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581296
  • 9781236581297