The Educational Systems Of The Puritans And Jesuits Compared (volume 69; V. 168); A Premium Essay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1851 Excerpt: ... genius of these opposite systems. We will next inquire what has been the actual influence of each on systems and schools of education. § The most important services for which the Jesuits were trained, were those of missionary labor, the confessional, diplomacy, and education. This last was superior in importance to all the others. It was foremost in the view of the founders of the society, and it became the mightiest agency that was wielded by the body. The state of education in the church had been low. The principle of dependence for salvation on a priestly work, and on priestly authority, had wrought its appropriate result in intellectual stagnation. Literature and art adorned the high places of society; but earnest thought and wakeful inquiry animated neither the pulpit nor the school. But when Protestantism began then did Thought awake. The sluggish and mechanical movements of society, its endurance of sensual and unlettered priests, and its unquestioning reception of authoritative dogmas were now at an end. Schools of learning sprung into being, in which the Scriptures were studied in their original languages, and the principles of the new faith were expounded by acute and eloquent professors. Other schools were multiplied to prepare the youth for their more advanced studies. The doctrine of Justification by Faith did not end with its application to the conscience. It drew after it the inference, that if every man must stand or fall by his personal faith in the gospel, then the intellect and the heart must understand and consent to this gospel. The conse quences to Rome began to be alarming. The spirit of inquiry was moving within her inclosures. It would not be rebuked by authority. It would soon despise, and even loathe, an ignorant priesthood. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1851 Excerpt: ... genius of these opposite systems. We will next inquire what has been the actual influence of each on systems and schools of educ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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