The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 9

The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 9

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...except as mere ideas, wore a mask on which the word Christian was conspicuously emblazoned, till he went to the grave, and has led vast crowds into the adoption of his principles. Yet no adequate exhibition and confutation of his errors has ever proceeded, so far as we are aware, from a British pen. For a long time his metaphysics seem to have been generally considered as unintelligible, or else to have been misunderstood, and the religious as well as the secular press lavished a tide of vague and extravagant eulogy on his genius, learning, and even piety, that naturally led the young to take him as their guide. A very considerable change, however, has taken place in that country, as well as here. The lines that separate the sceptical from the believing are more clearly drawn, and it is found that the former, to a man--so far as their unbelief has its ground in metaphysics--entertain the theory of Kant and Coleridge respecting the subjective origin of our perceptions, and have been led by their idealism, in a large measure, to the rejection of God and the Bible, and the substitution of reason, or of the whole self, in the place of Jehovah, as their deity and their law. The second part of the volume, which is far the most interesting, consists of biographies, designed to exemplify the spirit and influence of Christianity in social and individual life, of eminent men. As illustrations of it, in the sphere of philanthropy, he gives the lives of Howard, Wilberforce, and Budgett; and of individual character, Foster, Arnold, and Chalmers, and they are written with much discrimination and power. The style of the volume is spirited and graceful, and readers may be sure of a large measure of instruction and entertainment in its perusal. 13. The British...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669681
  • 9781236669681