A Christian's Appreciation Of Their Faiths; A Study Of The Best In The World's Greatest Religions

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byGilbert Reid

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII APPRECIATION OF JESUS CHRIST BY SKEPTICISM A personal reference as preliminary to a discussion of this important theme may be of some interest. In the village of my boyhood days, where my father, born in Scotland and nourished in Scottish theology and philosophy, was the Presbyterian pastor, we had as near neighbours three intelligent men who were skeptics not much different from blank atheists. One had been a distinguished politician and member of Congress from south-western New York. As a lad I felt drawn to these men, particularly to the last one. What was remarkable was that my father did not forbid me from talking with them, or from taking long walks over the fields with the ex-Congressman who was such a recluse. In my father's library, now forming part of our Institute's library, there were many heavy theological works of John Owen, Andrew Fuller, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, Joseph Bellamy and other kindred spirits of orthodox belief. There was only one work of fiction, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." A redcovered novel of Charlotte Bronte called "Jane Eyre," came from the booksellers by mistake into the parsonage, and was hid away under a pile of newspapers, until it caught the eye of my young inquiring mind, and was feverishly read, when my father was out, making pastoral calls. What was again remarkable was that alongside of this Calvinistic literature, there were Unitarian authors such as Theodore Parker, William E. Channing, S. T. Coleridge, F. H. Hedge and James Freeman Clarke, and such skeptical authors as Hume, Gibbon, John Stuart Mill, Rousseau, Renan, Strauss, Tyndall and Herbert Spencer. I love to take these books down from the shelf and note the marked passages, which tell me not only how these writers were moved to speak highly of...

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII APPRECIATION OF JESUS CHRIST BY SKEPTICISM A personal reference as preliminary to a discussion of this important th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424252

ISBN - 13:9780217424257

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