Sources Of The Apostolic Canons; With A Treatise On The Origin Of The Readership And Other Lower…

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byAdolf Von Harnack

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION If it were required to describe in one word, cumulative and comprehensive, the prevailing and characteristic energy of the nineteenth century, it would be difficult to find a better or more descriptive term than Disintegration. Every human institution, political or religious; every scheme of thought, philosophical, theological, or scientific; every fabric of longaccredited belief, or tradition; whatever product of human reason or practical exigency, in short, that can claim apparently or really characteristics of growth and fixity, has either undergone or is in process of undergoing the most searching investigation and vivisection. These solvent energies are, of course, of the most diversified kind. Heterogeneous in origin and object, they differ no less in modes of application. Where they chiefly resemble each other is in sharing a kind of mutual affinity--a contagiousness of opportunity--by means of which activities of varying kinds seem dominated by a concurrence, more or less accidental and unaccountable, of times and seasons. Now it is obvious that disintegration must have been preceded by a prior process--that of integration: the accretion and gradual consolidation of the varying elements and materials which resulted in the ultimate formation. It is not less obvious that this integration may--nay in some cases must--have been a long and protracted process; that, like certain geological processes--e.g., the accumulation of globigerina b ooze in the bed of the Atlantic--human growths and beliefs of a certain type have taken centuries for their evolution and formation. This fact has, it is needless to observe, an important bearing on subsequent processes of disintegration and analysis. Not unfrequently integration implies stagnation. It may even ...

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION If it were required to describe in one word, cumulative and comprehensive, the prevailing and characteristic energy of t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997406

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