Natural Causes and Supernatural Seemings, by Henry Maudsley

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHenry Maudsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... a process of self-induction over the delirious feeling and imagination into which he deliberately drugs himself? The artificial privilege of birth it may have, but other privilege it has none. Section VI. ISOLATION OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE. If the foregoing exposition be true, it is not surprising that progress in understanding of things material and temporal, and progress in the revelation of things spiritual and eternal, do not go along together. Their principles are plainly so antagonistic and mutually exclusive that, unless they keep entirely aloof, the issue of their conflict must inevitably be the subjection of the one to the other. The reforms in religion which have come to pass in the world at different times appear to have been independent of the understanding, which they did not improve, and often of the character too. Those who accepted the new faith were not made wiser, even when they were made better by it. To take one example: however much there may be to admire in the character and conduct of the great hero of the Protestant Eeformation--and one large class of Christians find nothing at all to esteem in him--no one can admire the bigoted ignorance -with which he clung to his barbarous and cruel notions concerning witches and their doings, and the gross inhumanity to them which he earnestly advocated. "I would have no pity on these witches; I would burn them all," he says. Following his teachings in that respect, the Protestants and Puritans of old and new England, in the tortures and deaths which they inflicted on the poor wretches suspected or accused of witchcraft, contributed to history one of the most humiliating chapters of human folly. So it was: a mighty revolution of religious thought and feeling, springing from a revolt against idolatry and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... a process of self-induction over the delirious feeling and imagination into which he deliberately drugs himself? The artificial privi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217733050

ISBN - 13:9780217733052

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