Paganism And Christianity Compared. In A Course Of Lectures To The King's Scholars, At Westminster…

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byJohn Ireland

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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.1825 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. PLATO CONTINUED... HIS PRINCIPLE OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL...HIS HISTORY OF THE SOUL...INFERENCES FROM THE WHOLE... FALSE CREATION ASCRIBED TO HIS DEITY...FALSE IMMORTALITY TO THE SOUL. We have seen, that the happiness of the " life to come" was not to be expected from the Platonic One, the secondary gods, or the mixed race of demons. The question yet remains, whether this great defect in one of the most celebrated systems of natural religion, were compensated by some other advantage; whether, notwithstanding the incapacity proved against the gods, the soul of man were secure of happiness through any qualities, either derived from without, or resulting from its own nature. To enumerate all the absurd and contradictory opinions of the Pagan schools concerning the soul, would be an unprofitable, if it were not an endless, task. From the time of Thales and Pythagoras, to whom we lately traced some of the earliest attempts in antient theology, the Greeks disputed concerning the soul and its qualities, whether it might be called body, or not. In the latter case, the question was, whether it were a mere intelligence, endued with the privilege of motion,--whether this motion were perpetual or voluntary,--or whether the thinking faculty were not resolvable into the force of self-moving numbers. In the former, whether it were of an aerial species, or a fiery composition; or an equal mixture of fire, air, vapour, and another nameless quality, in which consisted its sensation whether it were any thing more than warm air, or the breath, or perhaps an homogeneous substance, consisting of the exhalations of the world and the internal vapours of man himself. 0aXijc hxtfvaro Tpwroc ri)v pvi%i)v, ipwiv hiudrrirov, j auroKiyrircy.--IlvOayopac, &piOfiov lav...

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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.1825 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. PLATO CONTINUED... HIS PRINCIPLE OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL...HIS HISTORY OF THE SOUL...INFERENCES FROM THE WHO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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