The Constitution Of Man Considered In Relation To External Objects by George CombeThe Constitution Of Man Considered In Relation To External Objects by George Combe

The Constitution Of Man Considered In Relation To External Objects

byGeorge Combe

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... their own minds, and the relations between external objects, not only suffer many direct evils on this account, but, through the consequent inactivity of their faculties, are, besides, deprived of many exalted enjoyments. The works of creation, and--the character of the Deity, are the legitimate objects of our highest powers; and hence he who is blind to their qualities, loses nearly the whole benefit of his moral and intellectual existence. If there is any one to whom these gratifications are unknown, or appear trivial, either he must, to a very considerable degree, be still under the dominion of the animal propensities, or his views of the Creator's character and institutions cannot be in harmony with the natural dictates of the moral sentiments and intellect. The custom of teaching children to regard with the highest admiration the literature and history of the Greeks and Romans, stained with outrages on all the superior faculties of man, and diverting their minds away from the study of the Creator and his works, has had a most pernicious effect on the views of this world, entertained by many excellent and intellectual individuals. This is truly pre-fering the achievements of barbarous men to the glorious designs of God; and we need not be surprised that no satisfaction to the moral sentiments is experienced while this course of education is pursued. But, in the second place, as the world is arranged on the principle of the supremacy of the moral sentiments and intellect, observance of the moral law is attended with external advantages, and infringement of it with positive evil consequences; and from this constitution arises the second natural punishment of misconduct. Let us trace the advantages of obedience.--In the domestic circle;...
Title:The Constitution Of Man Considered In Relation To External ObjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217625681

ISBN - 13:9780217625685