Christ And Modern Thought; With A Preliminary Lecture, On The Methods Of Meeting Modern Unbelief

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byJoseph Cook

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Excerpt: ... SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HISTORIC ELEMENT IN SCRIPTURE. By REV. J. B. THOMAS, D.D. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HISTORIC ELEMENT IN SCRIPTURE. By RET. J. B. THOMAS, D.D. /TY theme is "The Significance of the Historic -L*J- Element in Scripture." I propose to follow in its discussion that inductive method which is usually characterized as "the scientific," but which may with equal propriety be termed the natural method. For every child is an inductive reasoner, when from two facts observed, namely, fire seen and pain felt in contact, he constructs the theory that fire burns; a hypothesis with which he is usually content without taking the further step necessary to satisfy the rigidly scientific mind, of repeated verification. It is certainly one of the illustrations of that "total depravity" of the human intellect, which the men of intellect are so apt to deride, that it should have persisted so obstinately in tracing its pyramids downwards, hanging them from an aerial apex; that it should canonize the man whoinsisted on taking the earth as a foundation. Perhaps nobody has of late years better illustrated the proverbial virility and clearness, of the New England mind than Theodore Parker. He was wont to quote with gusto the satirical mot upon the Hegelians,--that" part of them were still milking the barren heifer, and the rest were holding the sieve." While at the same time Boston Brahminism was holding up its fine woven sieve to catch the ethereal drops wrung by him with rationalistic fingers from the udder of Transcendentalism. The present time is more prosaic and more wise. It demands, first of all, a fact; then for comparison and inference other facts; then for verification again facts. Here seems safe journeying; for although our intermediate theory be but a tremulous wire bridge, it stretche...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Excerpt: ... SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HISTORIC ELEMENT IN SCRIPTURE. By REV. J. B. THOMAS, D.D. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HISTORIC ELEMENT IN SCRIPTURE. By RET. J. B. THOMAS, D.D...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217188354

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