Year-Book of the National Herbart Society for the Scientific Study of Teaching Volume 5

Year-Book of the National Herbart Society for the Scientific Study of Teaching Volume 5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Catholicism at its best, or our federal system without an acquaintance with that of Germany or Switzerland? As the apostle Peter was one day anxiously awaiting his noon-tide meal at the house of Simon the tanner, he saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth. Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, " Rise Peter; kill and eat." Famishing as he was his whole ewish nature revolted against such a suggestion, and the vessel was received up again into heaven. Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision should mean the Gentile messengers stood before the gate. He went with them to the house of Cornelius, a centurion, of the band called the Italian band, and there the whole significance of the mysterious trance dawned upon him. All his ewish chauvinism and jingoism was forced to give way before the illuminating truth that God is no respecter of persons. It was the Gentiles and not his own nation who were to accept and propagate the new religion. He had been shown that he should no longer call any man common or unclean. Now I firmly believe that of all the good lessons which history should teach us, this lesson of cosmopolitan sympathy is far the most important and far-reaching. When the past, with all its bewildering spectacle of human enterprise and efforts is opened before us, confused at first sight as the contents of that strange vessel which so perplexed Peter, ought we not to see in it a divine protest against all national bigotry, and an easy acquiescence in the propriety of the merely familiar? Must we not learn...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754379
  • 9781236754370