The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art: May to August, 1853 (Classic Reprint) by Walter Hilliard BidwellThe Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art: May to August, 1853 (Classic Reprint) by Walter Hilliard Bidwell

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art: May to August, 1853 (Classic Reprint)

byWalter Hilliard Bidwell

Paperback | November 20, 2018

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Excerpt from The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art: May to August, 1853

Now that it has been worked out by its originator and his exact and scrupulous disci ples, (to a wonderful degree, that is to say, but not merely to its completion), the Atomic Theory of the nineteenth hundred years of Christianity is characterized and distinguish ed, from that which preceded. Our era, by three notable things; but first and foremost by one glorious peculiarity: and the glory is of a right Christian kind, being no other than the grace of humility. It does not over ween; it does not dictate itself; it is not ora cular. It comes forward, knowing that it is a hypothesis. It o?'ers itself as a su?icing explanation of all known phenomena at all related to its idea. It claims no divine rights as a revelation of genius, nor professes to be demonstrable after the manner of a geome tricel or logical truth. It simply advances as an amazingly probable preposition, willing to rest its reception as such on the amazing number (and the significant kind) of things it renders coherent and intelligible. Like the theory of celestial gravitation, it is its simple and self-possessed plea, that it explains every thing. Its more arduous advocates, indeed, are not slow to avow their conviction that the mass of such presumptive evidence in its fa vor is so mountainous and transcending as to constitute an analogon of demonstration, so com pulsive that only the unreasonable and1m.)

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Title:The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art: May to August, 1853 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:590 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.19 inPublished:November 20, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0259188352

ISBN - 13:9780259188353

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