Essays Of Today; Religious And Theological

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWilliam Wilberforce Newton

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This historic 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. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XI. THE NARROWNESS OF BREADTH. "/""* OD giveth it a body as it hath pleased him," said ^-^ the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, "and to every seed its own body." Here is a rational principle; and the manifested result we see working around us, in the social, political, and religious forces of to-day. Around every growing and expanding seed, we behold the resultant body; from every growing and therefore necessarily dying body, we behold the germ of a higher state, developed through decay and death. And yet the body in some way pleases Him who made it; for to each prolific and evolving seed there comes a new phenomenal development; to every seed its own body, -- deaths and resurrections tumbling over each other, in this endless wheel of Nature. "See dying vegetables life sustain, See life dissolving vegetate again: All forms that perish, other forms supply." Thus Pope rhymes it; and while philosophers, both staid and transcendental, finger the harp-strings of its meaning, -- running to the high tones of optimism, or the lowest ones of despair, -- the principle is no less true for this variedness of interpretation, even if the truth does become at times a platitude. Take, however, an illustration from the politico-economical world, before we pass on to the direct subject of our theme. In the nation, to-day, men are musing in their hearts, whether or no we have reached the highest water-line of national greatness and prosperity. Perhaps not yet has the tide of what is ultimately possible reached the dry sand of the beach, and scored itself there. But as our civilization has been forced on with a hot-house pressure, the seeds of our decay are to be found in that very flowering of civilization which is now our national boast. First comes cold New England's gr...

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This historic 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. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XI. THE NARROWNESS OF BREADTH. "/""* OD giveth it a body as it hath pleased him," said ^-^ the Apostle Paul to the Corinthia...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217205798

ISBN - 13:9780217205795

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