Short Studies in Ethics by John Ormsby Miller

Short Studies in Ethics

byJohn Ormsby Miller

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2013

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An Elementary Textbook for Schools.


I.      DUTY    7
II.      OBEDIENCE    15
IV.      COURAGE    24
V.      PURITY    30
VII.      HONESTY    40
IX.      PROFANITY    50
X.      JUSTICE    54
XI.      BENEVOLENCE    59
XII.      AMBITION    63
XV.      HABIT    77
XVI.      INDUSTRY    82
XIX.      FRIENDSHIP    95
XXI.      COURTESY    105
XXII.      REPENTANCE    110
XXIII.      CHARACTER    115
XXIV.      CONSCIENCE    120


This little book has grown out of periodical addresses to my own pupils. An experience of over ten years has convinced me of the necessity of teaching systematically the fundamental principles of Morality. The scarcity of books suitable as elementary texts is a sufficient proof that the subject is neglected in our schools. It cannot be right that children should be left to master so wide a subject from incidental instruction and from example.

I should be sorry if any one thought, from glancing at the topics I have treated, that I seemed content to put lessons in practical Morality in place of instruction in the Scriptures and definite religious teaching. Nothing can take the place of the Scriptures. But I feel convinced that these two aspects of Truth must go hand in hand. The young mind requires the truth to be presented to it from all sides, and nothing appeals to it so strongly as a modern example.

My own idea as to the use of such a book as this is that it should supplement Bible instruction. The lessons are short enough to be taught in half an hour. If one topic is taken up each week, and thoroughly explained, and enlarged on by fresh examples from current life and history, the whole book can be easily mastered in the school year, and leave ample time for review and examination. If it should prove helpful to other teachers, my labour will be amply rewarded.

Title:Short Studies in EthicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Lost Leaf PublicationsLanguage:English

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