De Quibus; Discourses And Essays by William Henry TaylorDe Quibus; Discourses And Essays by William Henry Taylor

De Quibus; Discourses And Essays

byWilliam Henry Taylor

Paperback | January 1, 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. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE OCCULT A Lecture to the Class in Medical Jurisprudence Some time since I formed the purpose of delivering, in connection with my lectures on medical jurisprudence, a series of discourses on subjects which collectively may be called the occult. In pursuance of this purpose, I selected for my first discourse the subject of spiritualism because of its intimate connection with the whole class. Obviously, this subject involved some consideration of the relation of the soul with the body. I had thought that all I needed to say concerning this relation might be embraced in a paragraph, but, to my surprise, it developed till it became an entire discourse of itself. This was the origin of my lecture on "Science and the Soul." You are aware of the commotion the lecture excited in this community and elsewhere. The essence of the lecture was a medical topic treated from a medical point of view, but innumerable people chose to regard it as an attack on some of their religious beliefs. It was taken for the theme of sermons in nearly every church here, and, while many clergymen discussed it with dignity and decency, others conducted themselves in a manner which has made the Sunday following the delivery of the discourse memorable in the intellectual history of Richmond as an occasion when, with approbation and applause well-nigh unanimous. twentieth-century science was dragged to judgment and put on trial by fifteenth-century ecclesiasticism. But the earth continued to move, and this community has had perforce to move with it. The full outcome is not yet apparent, but one result of this conflict, wantonly precipitated by ecclesiasticism, is that there is to-day far more liberality of thought, determined spirit of inquiry and scorn of censorship than I have ever known or could hope ever to see ...
Title:De Quibus; Discourses And EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217199364

ISBN - 13:9780217199360