Some Elements Of Religion; Lent Lectures, 1870

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Parry Liddon

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... should be too late. A change has taken place, which they know well who are familiar with death, and of which none can mistake the import. We feel, all feel, that the time is short, and a few words are said into which is compressed a life--its most sincere thought and love--a few assurances, messages, entreaties; no more is possible. Already, one by one, the vital powers take their leave: first speech, then movement, then hearing, then even eyesight. Still there is breathing, now rapid and deep, now to8 Questions raised at the sight of death. weaker and intermittent; and then there comes a last breath; and we wait; and there is none after it. It lies before us, that loved form: only an hour ago it spoke: we speak to it now, but in vain. We bend over it in our agony, as if it was still what it had been; but we know--what would we not give to escape from our conviction?--that neither thought nor feeling tenants it now. And the question must rise then, if it never rose before, with an urgency-proportioned to the grief which asks it;--Is all really over? Has the real being, which one short hour ago thought and felt so keenly, actually and for ever ceased to be? Do you say that in presence of that passionate agony it is folly to ask for a decision which should only be dictated by the coolest, the calmest, the most unimpassioned, the most disinterested science? I answer that that agony, if it be not itself an argument, is well fitted to win a hearing for arguments to which, under ordinary circumstances, our materialistic science is deaf. Such a condition of feeling may be impatient on the one hand of a physiology which seeks for the immaterial spirit in the brain; as it cannot, on the other, enter into a metaphysical discussion of the alleged...

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... should be too late. A change has taken place, which they know well who are familiar with death, and of which n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217795242

ISBN - 13:9780217795241

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