The Temptation of St. Anthony. Over Strand and Field

The Temptation of St. Anthony. Over Strand and Field

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...will of God!" The De'vil--"But to admit in God several acts of will is to admit several causes, and thus to destroy His unity! "His will is not separable from His essence. He cannot have a second will, inasmuch as He cannot have a second essence--and, since He exists eternally, He acts eternally. "Look at the sun! From its borders escape great flames emitting sparks which scatter themselves to become new worlds; and, further than the last, beyond those depths where only night is visible, other suns whirl round, and behind these others again, and others still, to infinity..." Antony--"Enough! enough! I am terrified! I am about to fall into the abyss." The Devil stops, and gently balancing himself--"There is no such thing as nothingnessl There is no vacuum! Everywhere there are bodies moving over the unchangeable realms of space--and, as if it had any bounds it would not be space but a body, it consequently has no limits!" Antony, open-mouthed--" No limits! " The Devil--"Ascend into the sky forever and "' ever, and you will never reach the top! Descend be neath the earth for millions upon millions of centuries, and you will never get to the bottom--inasmuch as there is no bottom, no top, no end, above or below; and space is, in fact, comprised in God, who is not a part of space, of a magnitude that can be measured, but immensity!" Antony, slowly--"Matter, in that case, would be part of God?" The De'uil--"Why not? Can you tell where He comes to an end?" Anl0ny--"On the contrary, I prostrate myself, I efface myself before His power!" The De-oil--"And you pretend to move Him! You speak to Him, you even adorn Him...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891724
  • 9781236891723