Questions of the soul by Isaac Thomas HeckerQuestions of the soul by Isaac Thomas Hecker

Questions of the soul

byIsaac Thomas Hecker

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... XXX. flottclnsion. Am I not brave and strong? Am 1 rot here To fight ami conquer? Have I not around A world of comrades, bound to the same cause, All brave as I--all led by the same chief, All pledged to viotory r Milnk. MAN has a destiny,--his end is God,--his life is divine. Jesus Christ is the complement of man,--the restorer of the race. The Catholic Church is the manifestation of Jesus Christ,--the organ by which Jesus Christ perpetuates his life upon earth, and the organ of man's restoration, and nature's restoration through man, The Catholic Church affords to man the opportunity of becoming Christian without violating the laws of his reason, without stifling the dictates of his conscience. She alone is able to guide man to his destiny,--she is adequate to all the wants of the human heart,--and in her religious orders she opens a pathway to those nobler souls who seek a perfect life. This Church is here in the midst of us, but strange as it may seem, it is concealed from the minds of the American people, by ignorance, misrepresentation, and calumny, as effectually as if it were once more buried in the Catacombs. But will the Bride of Christ always remain thus hidden? We think not. There are already come who have caught glimpses of her true character; and we may hope that the day is not far distant when sons and daughters of our own people will vie with-the early Christians in devotion, self-sacrifice, and saintly lives, and, if need be, in the testimony of their blood for the truth. Indeed, it is an anomaly well worthy the attention of a reflecting mind, how a people, constituted as we are, a practical and independent people, can still retain a purely speculative religion, like Protestantism; a religion without faith, without an altar, without a s...
Title:Questions of the soulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021753919X

ISBN - 13:9780217539197