Theodore Parker, Preacher and Reformer Volume 3

Theodore Parker, Preacher and Reformer Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...a priori argument." The conception of God is something less simple than the idea, but as Parker sometimes apparently confounds the sentiment and the idea, so, again, he sometimes apparently confounds the idea and the conception.1 God as infinite must have all possible perfections, --" the perfection of being, self-existence, eternity of duration, endless and without beginning; of power, all-mightiness; of mind, all-knowingness; of conscience, all-righteousness; of affection, all-lovingness; of soul, all-holiness, absolute fidelity to himself."2 Being perfect in himself, everything that proceeds from him must be perfect, the universe adequate for its uses; man adequate for his functions. There seems to be no apprehension that in passing out into finiteness the Infinite must deliberately or perforce forego its infinite perfection, --" Life, like a dome of many-colored glass," staining "the white radiance of eternity." But in practice he sufficiently qualified the perfection of 1 "He is too ardent to preserve self-consistency throughout the parts of a large abstract scheme; too impetuous for the fine analysis of intricate and evanescent phenomena." Martineau: Personal and Political Essays, p. 154. a By analysis of the reflective conception he found in it substantially what was given in the intuitional idea. all things when he came to Northern dough-faces and Southern kidnappers; to Mr. Facing Both Ways in the pulpit and Mr. Worldly Wiseman in the pew. Denounced by many as a Pantheist, and warned by Martineau of his Pantheistic tendency, Parker was careful to distinguish his Theism from either material Pantheism, which resolves God into the material universe, or spiritual Pantheism, which resolves the...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655206
  • 9781236655202