Noble Living; A Series Of Studies As To The Development Of The Deeper Life In Men

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byCharles Sumner Nickerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... MOULDED BY THE INVISIBLE. What is man? When that question is answered, we-have determined the possibilities of human nature and the methods of moral development. Then we can prophesy with comparative accuracy, and foretell whether a human being is to be content with a vision from the level of experience and observation, or whether he, inevitably, will be dissatisfied until he looks out upon the world of life from the summit of attainment. And if he has within him innate propulsive energy,--energy which compels him forward and upward,--we can, if we understand aright the nature of that energy, be able to affirm what its propulsion can accomplish of itself, and as to whether there will be need of any supplementary agency to bring man to the condition in which he will find absolute satisfaction. As soon as we enter upon the path of investigation we are met by those who have made a study before us, and they begin to advise and to admonish. It is boldly and unhesitatingly asserted by some that man is a creature of dust; that all we see and all we know is simply the activity of matter. The record of Genesis, it is adirmed, has at least one fact when it says that man was formed of "the dust of the ground." It may be that the dust has beeome highly attenuated; that it has changed its form, and made its appearance in new and subtile fashions. Nevertheless, it is dust. A certain physicist says, "I do not know of a single naturalist of any distinction in the world who does not think and say that all phenomena exhibited by plants and animals are due to physical and chemical causes alone." And he quotes another as saying that "certain it is that life is a chemical function." This means that we are, as persons, in every particular, identical in primal constituent eleme...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... MOULDED BY THE INVISIBLE. What is man? When that question is answered, we-have determined the possibilities of human nature an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217519717

ISBN - 13:9780217519717

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