Christianity and tradition by Philip Gledstanes BlythChristianity and tradition by Philip Gledstanes Blyth

Christianity and tradition

byPhilip Gledstanes Blyth

Paperback | January 2, 2012

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... I. THE INDIVIDUAL AND AUTHORITY The allegation which has been made that men in this age are indifferent to religion, if by this word is meant the essence of religion and not its conventions, is not supported by the facts. The great sales of religious literature, the increasing prominence given to religious topics in the daily Press, the extraordinary interest which was shown in the Daily Telegraph "Do We Believe?" correspondence,1 are some of the indications which should render it hardly possible to repeat the accusation. As thinking beings, who do not, and cannot, live entirely for the present moment, men are naturally interested in questions concerning their own nature and prospects, not only from curiosity, but from the wish to spend their lives to the best advantage. "Religion is one thing," says Sir Oliver Lodge; "church services as often conducted are quite another thing It is not religion to which people are indifferent."2 That there is indifference, or even scorn, shown towards much that passes under the name of religion is undoubtedly true. Men do not go to church. The clergy are by many held in low estimation. Is it really a matter for surprise? If a man has attended on several occasions, and feels that he has received no benefit, he naturally ceases to go. The church did not reach him; for him it had no religion. If he hears doctrine which he cannot understand, or cannot reconcile with the principles accepted in daily life; if the teaching seems to him useless, unworkable, or contemptible, and is never explained to his satisfaction, it occurs to him that he wastes his time by listening. And if he observes the characters of those who make professions of religion, and finds that they do not compare favourably with those who make no profession; if people called religious do ...
Title:Christianity and traditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217812554

ISBN - 13:9780217812559