Athanasia; Or, Foregleams Of Immortality by Edmund Hamilton SearsAthanasia; Or, Foregleams Of Immortality by Edmund Hamilton Sears

Athanasia; Or, Foregleams Of Immortality

byEdmund Hamilton Sears

Paperback | May 16, 2012

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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. 1868 Excerpt: ...that shall not tumble to pieces by its own specific gravity. 6. Truth always presents us with an organic whole, whose relations of part to part are not forced and factitious. A system with seams and gaps at which Omnipotence must constantly be called in to work miracles, in order to keep the whole from going to pieces, wears the signet of human error and contrivance. The reader will judge whether the system just described has any such organic proportions; whether it is put together mechanically, like mason-work, or whether it unfolds to him part from part, like a flower or a palm-tree. If a spiritual body is desirable at all, why are the saints kept waiting for it in limbo? And what conceivable purpose is answered by having the infinitesimal germ the same that was buried in the graves? Omniscience must specially discriminate and keep watch over it through the centuries, and then Omnipotence must make that and none other the commencing particle of a new body, which nrast be built up by special miracle for the spirit ab extra, and not be a growth from it ab intra. And yet, confessedly, it is not necessary that a single atom of our present earthly bodies should enter into the future spiritual ones, in order to preserve our personal or corporeal identity. Does all this work in the potter's fields, then, look like the Divine operations, or like human systembuilding? Is it likely to take place under that law of continuous and orderly progression by which humanity puts forth its powers from lower to higher, from animal existence to spiritual,--" first, that which is natural, afterward that which is spiritual";--by which individual man, without any breaks or cataclysms in his being, unfolds his faculties from external to internal, leaf above leaf, till th...
Title:Athanasia; Or, Foregleams Of ImmortalityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775187

ISBN - 13:9780217775182