Progressive Religious Thought In America; A Survey Of The Enlarging Pilgrim Faith

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Wright Buckham

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV WILLIAM J. TUCKER THE NEW THEOLOGY IN ACTION Much of the interest and carrying power of the New Theology movement lay in its personnel, which was strikingly varied, forceful, attractive. Its representatives have possessed in an unusual degree individuality, force, influence. In no instance has the personal equation counted for more than in that of President Tucker. Something in William Jewett Tucker recalls the sentence with which Emerson opens his essay on Character: "I have read that those who listened to Lord Chatham felt that there was something finer in the man than anything which he said." Dr. Tucker has said exceedingly fine things and said them exceedingly finely. Indeed, that is one of his most characteristic habits. Yet there is something in the man still finer. It is indefinable, or it would not be of so great consequence. "Personality" is the word to which we retreat when we can get no further with our halting analyses and descriptions. It must serve here. Whatever it may be, this quality pervades his thinking, giving it "the purple" of which Stevenson speaks; his speech, clothing it in the fine raiment of an ordered mind; all his contacts and activities. He belongs, indeed, to the American nobility, the nobility of true democracy, holding its title from no hand of royalty but that of self-conquest, guaranteed by no heritage save that of unstained native blood. The one thing that this man never has been, nor can be, is--commonplace. High-mindedness invests him. His whole purpose and influence have been to lift life, in all of its activities, out of the mean and commonplace into nobility and worth. He will not have men, or deeds, drop into the slough of sordidness. "The great danger which besets us in our estimation of human nature is ...

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV WILLIAM J. TUCKER THE NEW THEOLOGY IN ACTION Much of the interest and carrying power of the New Theology movement lay...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217536727

ISBN - 13:9780217536721

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