Origins And Faith; An Essay Of Reconciliation

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJ Compton-rickett

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... . But in passing beyond these abominations the missionary needs to exercise some care in dealing with a Paganism time-honoured. The village idol, the focus of the religious sentiment of the district, is an object of help and comfort which had better remain until it can be replaced by the higher faith. The reverence and affection felt towards the symbol, transcends it in a reaching after God Himself. Without it the worshippers might have been cast into a gross infidelity, having lost all confidence in the pity and sympathy of the Unseen. They would have been left naked to the misery of the dark night filled with strange sounds, the victims of a pitiless nature. For very little, indeed, separates reputable, time-honoured Paganism from those lower forms of Christianity which give to days and seasons, to the rites of the holy places, a peculiar sanctity; and that contempt of idolatry is misplaced which measures it by the low degree of art practised by the worshippers. The hideous and repulsive image may not represent a faith which has strayed so far from the holy and beautiful as the faith of some who found their deities in the Apollo and the Aphrodite of Greek mythology. It is not so long since the cruelties of the Inquisition, the rack and the fire, rivalled the human sacrifices to Moloch and to Chemosh in their atrocity. Should the ^u^ a greater difficulty presents itself in the fluid condition of Christian thought at home. The earlier age of missions was the great time. Then the 'simplicity of the hearer was only paralleled by the simplicity of the teacher. To both the Bible was a book from heaven, written by the finger of God. It was easy to feed the fires of enthusiasm at home, and raise the money for missionary enterprise, to snatch brands from the b...

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... . But in passing beyond these abominations the missionary needs to exercise some care in dealing with a Paganism time-honour...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217242774

ISBN - 13:9780217242776

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