Voices of To-Day; Studies of Representative Modern Preachers

Voices of To-Day; Studies of Representative Modern Preachers

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Did not Luther shrewdly compare mankind to a man riding on a donkey and falling off now on this side and now on that, and Coleridge sagely remark that nothing symmetrical could correct man's radical one-sidedness? Obviously what the lop-sided mind needs is a certain pedagogic over-emphasis and exaggeration of the side it lacks. Only by such means can its partial atrophy be remedied, and it is for lack of this passionate emphasis that Dr. Kelman sometimes fails to cure. It is the men who are devoured by an idea as the Spartan boy was devoured by the fox, who keep mankind astride on its ass. Dr. Kelman is not so devoured. And yet his presentation is not as harmonious and full-orbed as it looks. None can hope to escape our common lop-sidedness, and while Dr. Kelman speaks of certain aspects of life and of truth with the unmistakeable accent of the man who ' has been there," he discourses of others in the derivative manner of a keenly intelligent and sympathetic onlooker. He has never been to hell, for instance; one doubts, indeed, if he has ever had more than a side-look at the devil. There used to be a window open towards hell from the pulpit of Free St. George's. It is walled up now--at least when Dr. Kelman preaches. By some strange impulsion he has elected to write upon a book which presupposes an uncomfortably intimate knowledge of hell--"The Pilgrim's Progress." His study of ' The Road ' is informed and sensitive, and contains much that is wisely thought and finely said. But where the ' Pilgrim's Progress ' descends into hell, its genial interpreter is left standing on the edge of the green earth and casting timid and unpractised eyes into the abyss. One has only to think of his chapter on the temptations of Faithful. Faithful...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610385
  • 9781236610386