Peter Schlemihl In America by George WoodPeter Schlemihl In America by George Wood

Peter Schlemihl In America

byGeorge Wood

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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. 1848 Excerpt: a language, in which the old forms of thought constantly appeared, and created no little confusion in my mind, from these being thus made to clothe their new theology, as for example, ' the deep things of God being searched out by the spirit;' the words ' spiritual experience;' ' the penalty of the law;' ' one with God;' ' the presence of God in the soul;' ' salvation by goodness, in and for and by itself, not of works, but goodness, from whence good works flow;' which seemed very Pauline in its sound, though there was, doubtless, very little of Paul in its intention. ' Salvation by grace, or the presence of God in the soul,' sounded too much like the New Testament; but not so much so, as the recurrence of the quotation: ' The kingdom of heaven is Rev. Ralph Waldo Emerson's Address before the Senior Class in the Divinity School, Cambridge, delivered on Sunday evening, July 15, 1838, p. 7. + Ibid., p. 12. % Ibid., p. 12. % Emerson's Sermon, p. 21. U Studies in Religion. TRANSCENDENTAL PHILOSOPHY. within you;' and the ' inner-life,' which was a favorite phrase. But if I was perplexed with seeing old clothes thus worn by stranger-forms, I was all amazement at the chaos of words which came thundering down upon me, with all the unexpectedness of hail-stones out of a clear sky, and lay before me like Torsos of Titans, vast in their proportions and grand even in fragments, tut which required some Michael Angelo to reproduce or reconstruct in all their transcendental magnificence. " And I feared to inquire what was concealed under these majestic forms of thought, for it was more than insinuated ' that the majority of educated and reflecting men and women were possessed of minds so unlike their own, that they doubted their power of constructing a bridge, whi...
Title:Peter Schlemihl In AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217271324

ISBN - 13:9780217271325