Seventeenth Century Men Of Latitude; Forerunners Of The New Theology

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byEdward Augustus George

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Peter Curwen, with a Latin inscription, which translated, runs thus: "Beloved of the Muses and the Graces, John Hales (name not so much of a man as of a philosophy) lies not here, but the clay which he assumed is placed below, for surely he shone above other mortals in polish of manners, subtlety of genius, fulness of heart. He was wise with a wisdom higher than the wisdom of this world, and so is more fit for the Choir Invisible." II Hales' unwillingness to publish his writings has been noted, so that during his life but little from his pen reached the press. The tract on schism was published without his consent. Three years after his death, Bishop Pearson edited and published a collection of sermons, letters and miscellanies, "such as he could not but write, and such as when written were out of his power to destroy. . . . The sermons preached on several eminent occasions were snatched from him by his friends, and in their hands the copies were continued, or by transcription dispersed." The collection contains the Letters from Dort, a valuable contemporary report of that important synod. The title of the book, to modern taste somewhat florid, was congenial to the literary atmosphere of the period, and was, we may be sure, a sincere and affectionate tribute to distinguished worth: "The Golden Remains of the Ever Memorable Mr. John Hales of Eton College." These writings of Hales are as crowded with interest as his life is barren in incident. He lived within. His meditation was the deeper for his inaction. All his force was free to expend itself within. It was a life of the soul. His history is a history of mind. He was not a practical leader, a man of affairs, like Laud or Cromwell. He had neither political nor ecclesiastical nor doctrinal plan to offer as a pana...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Peter Curwen, with a Latin inscription, which translated, runs thus: "Beloved of the Muses and the Graces, John Hales (name not so mu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052703

ISBN - 13:9780217052702

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