Regeneration

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdmund Hamilton Sears

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...which is not complete until clothed and ultimated in action. The works of the natural man are done for wages. The fear of hell scares him from wrong-doing, or the hope of heaven ' lures him to work in the master's vineyard and bear the heat and burden of the day. Hence there is so much of sighing and fainting under the weary load of present duty, among those who look away to some future heaven where there will be nothing to do but play on golden harps and sing pleasant songs. Hence the religious life and the practical, here on this earth, have been so riven asunder, religion retreating away into conference-rooms and prayer-meetings, and cathedrals on whose mystic silence no murmur breaks from without, while the field, the workshop, the mart, and the hustings are bereft of her presence and left dreary and profane. Even when their work is done from a religious sense of duty, it is not always true that religion is in the work. Perchance it only commands the work to be done. Not so when the regenerate life clothes itself in new moralities. Then works are to the soul what utterance is to genius, whose necessity is, I must speak or else I die; and whose glorious conceptions lie on the soul like a burden, and flood it with a beauty which it cannot bear, until those conceptions are bom into the actual world, and embodied 'in the canvas, the marble, and the epic song. Then genius.sees its heaven coming down to earth, and taking form in outward things, and it stands face to face with its own lovely creations. So it is with the man created anew in Christ Jesus and inspired with heavenly sentiments. His appropriate works are where these sentiments are embodied in loveliest forms, and his daily duties become the poesy of life, always inspired from...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...which is not complete until clothed and ultimated in action. The works of the natural man are done for wages. T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217253040

ISBN - 13:9780217253048

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