Scientific Christianity; A Study In The Biology Of Character

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGerald Rowley Leighton

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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.1917 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII Moral Immunity How do these considerations apply in the sphere of morality? Has the law of immunity any bearing upon conduct and habits of life? If it be universal, it must. As a matter of fact the application is as obvious--if not more so--here as elsewhere. The processes are identical. The greatest moral life is one of immunity to temptation and freedom from sin; moral immunity is the capacity of resistance to these two. A man's moral life is truly the exact measure of his susceptibilities and immunities in this sphere, together with their interactions with his mental sphere. We use the term morality here in the sense of a given system or standard of conduct apart altogether from any specific religious beliefs. By individual morality we mean the capacity of a man to conform more or less to the system of social obligations and duties which obtains in his community. Using the term in that sense there is no part of man in which the law of immunity is more plainly a guiding principle. We have hinted at it often in previous pages, especially in those habits--such as alcoholam ism--in which the moral, mental and physical are mingled. But in order to emphasise our contention we may consider certain definite moral qualities and the application of the law to them. It will be simpler if we deal with the individual, as we did previously, meantime remembering that the law applies equally to families and nations. Moreover, it will be necessary, for the sake of clearness, to deal with one recognised moral system at a time. The system in which we are interested is Christianity, and it is its method of treatment which constitutes the subject of our problem. A close examination of the lives of men and women very quickly reveals the fact that all have some pow...

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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.1917 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII Moral Immunity How do these considerations apply in the sphere of morality? Has the law of immunity any bearing upo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217871011

ISBN - 13:9780217871013

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