Words and Works in a London Parish [Articles Repr. from the Soho Magazine] Ed. by C. Anderson

Words and Works in a London Parish [Articles Repr. from the Soho Magazine] Ed. by C. Anderson

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...under the Law, to look no further than the tenth commandment, the man-slave, and maid-slave, are reckoned to be the master's property, as much as the ox and the ass. Perhaps we quietly listen to the tenth commandment, Sunday after Sunday, without perceiving what testimony it bears to the enormous change introduced into the common relationships of man by the Gospel. Many of the utterances of the Old Testament we are wont to confuse with those of the Gospel without enquiring, as we should, whether they express the real mind of God, or are not rather simple records of what men did in times of greater ignorance. Hence, some retain, unconsciously enough, a habit of speaking of the common people as if they were of another race, or creation; as if they were a " class " bound to a kind of social subjection, from which others were exempt; as if these were not incorporated into the full membership of the Christian body, whose law, for one and all, is, " All of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility, for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble: " as if the Gospel had not revealed such a common relationship between men, of whatever class, as we may look for in vain in the Old Testament; and which indeed has its root in the revelation of Christ, in the Son of Man, in the Incarnation of the Word. It is this which has broken down the middle wall of partition between those who were socially and nationally separated. It is not that the Gospel bids us only be considerate, as a kindly master would be of his slaves; but it reveals a specific and fundamental truth; a truth which may be, and has been, tyrannically caricatured under the cries ot liberty, equality and fraternity; but which is a truth nevertheless. All is not...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666860X
  • 9781236668608