Practical And Experimental Religion; Or The Teachings And Tendencies Of Universalism by Henry Bacon

Practical And Experimental Religion; Or The Teachings And Tendencies Of Universalism

byHenry Bacon

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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.1842 Excerpt: ... TRUTH AND THE FEELINGS. "Ye have an unction from the Holy One."--John. As an incentive to give deliberate thought to this important theme, it is useful to consider the evils of unrestrained feelings. These are seen continually in every-day life, and so common that a language has obtained in society concerning them that savors too much of fatalism, to be uttered by christian lips. Socrates, Washington and Penn, were naturally of impetuous feelings; but they were not always so, neither did they obtain the masterly control that gave a consistent dignity to their characters by magic, or by wealth, but continuous and persevering effort, nobly directed, and with the consciousness of the divinity of virtue. I have not said, nor would I say, that Jesus made such appeals to the Feelings as those designed to startle, excite, alarm, or overwhelm, taking from Reason the reins of the Feelings: and yet he did appeal to the feelings, but it was to call into action those deep sensibilities upon whose activity depends so much the spirituality of the character of man. And this is the right kindof religious appeals to the feelings--by the voice of Truth, through the ear of Reason, down to the sluggish heart of Humanity. "Sanctify them, O God, by thy Truth; thy word is truth!" was our Master's prayer. It is the prayer of all who seek the sanctification of man, with a proper reverence for mind. It should be our prayer. Truth--the expression in language intelligible to human ears of the Divine Mind!--Truth is the great Intercessor with the Feelings, seeking to bless and baptise them as the children of Reason, and consecrate them to the high service of God. Christ, in doctrine and life, is Truth to this end. By the beauty of his life, he attracts the eye to examine the sources of...

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Title:Practical And Experimental Religion; Or The Teachings And Tendencies Of UniversalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217532276

ISBN - 13:9780217532273

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