An inquiry concerning religion

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byGeorge Long

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... tyranny of kings and barons in the middle ages were alike opposed to the rights and well-being of the human race; but by Divine Providence the former proved no small mitigation of the oppressions exercised by the latter. No one will be found bold enough to deny the vast advance of literature and science since the era just adverted to; but doubts may still be entertained on the subject of religion. The laudator temporis acti may well exclaim,--"Look at the noble churches which were erected during the middle ages; and call to mind what has been done since in the way of providing places for religious worship. Consider the state of our own metropolis. In its ancient part, the city of London, you meet with churches in all directions, and which were quite large enough for the accommodation of all its inhabitants at its most populous period, while in the north-western part of the metropolis you might, till within a few years, have passed through street after street, and square after square, comprising a part of the district compared to which the remainder is quite insignificant, without finding a church or any building whatever erected for the purpose of religious worship. Of late, indeed, many churches have been erected in this part of the metropolis; but even at the present moment, the places of worship, including as well the chapels of Roman Catholics and Dissenters as those of the established religion, are very far, indeed, from affording sufficient room for all the inhabitants of the populous and wealthy parishes of St. Pancras, St. Marylebone, and Paddington." The observation is a fair one, and of no small weight in a discussion as to the state of T religion in the middle ages and in our own times. It might well lead to a very long examination of particulars...

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... tyranny of kings and barons in the middle ages were alike opposed to the rights and well-being of the human race; but by Divine ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217774288

ISBN - 13:9780217774284

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