Treatises Upon Several Subjects; Viz. Reason and Religion, Or, the Grounds and Measures of Devotion Reflections Upon the Conduct of Human Life

Treatises Upon Several Subjects; Viz. Reason and Religion, Or, the Grounds and Measures of Devotion Reflections Upon the Conduct of Human Life

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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. 1698 edition. Excerpt: ...about Thirteen years in the most celebrated University in the World, and, according to the ordinary Measures, perhaps not amiss, having accomplish my self in a competent degree, both with such learning as the Academical Standard requires, and with whatever else my own Private Genius inclined me to. But truly I cannot fay that I haveorder'd my Studies in that Theatre of Learning, so much to my own Satisfaction, as to my Reputation with others. To be free with you, I must declare, that when I reflect upon my past Intellectual Conducts I, am as little satisfied with it as I am with that of rofjlforals, 9nd that I think I have nigh as much to answer for the Farmer, as I have for the Latter, being very Conscious, that the greatest pate of it has been employ'd in Unconcernmg Curiosities, such as derive no moral influence upon the Soul that contemplates them. But I have now (if I sufficiently understand my self ) a yery different Taste and Apprehension of things, and intend to spend my uncertain remainder of time in studying only such things as make for the Moral improvement of my Mind, and the Regulation of my Life, not being able to give an account upon any rational and consistent Principles, why I should study any thing else. More particularly I think I shall chiefUy apply my self to the Reading of such Books as are rather Perfwasive than Instructive, such as are Sapid, Pathetick and Divinely-relishing, such as warm, kindle and inlarge the Interiour, and awaken the Divine Sense of the Soul, as considering with my self that I have now, after so much Reading and Speculation, more need of Heat than of Light. Tho if I were for more Light still, I think this would ifove the best Met hod of Illumination, and that when all's done, the Love of God is the best...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236593863
  • 9781236593863