The elements of moral science

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byNoah Porter

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...to uprightness and veracity have also received new prominence and energy from the enforcement Oblgtlou of the same relations between man and God, and, as to jutieemd a consequence, between man and man. So soon as renic ' men are recognized as belonging to a common moral community under the rule and care of one moral Sovereign and Father in heaven, the sensibility to truth is increased by love to man; and veracity is enforced by confidence in and loyalty toward the moral Sovereign who cares for truth, and is ever at hand to favor and defend those who practise it in his name. From the same faith has been derived the quick and vivid sense of personal honor which is the natural product Chrt " of a sense of that personal responsibility which is enseof founded in individual freedom. From the same root has grown the sense of the unlawfulness of suicide, and the nnworthiness and guilt of subjection to sensual appetite and sexual lust. From the moment that the Christian faith began to make itself felt as an ethical force, the sense of personal worth and self-respect on the part of man, and the sense of personal purity in both man and woman, began to take possession of the human mind, and to work everywhere like leaven. Both were the natural and necessary consequences of the newly esteemed value of every human person in the estimate of the pitying and loving God whose Son is the sympathizing Redeemer of the human race. No man could be degraded in his own eyes, or quietly submit to be dishonored by another man, who believed himself a member of the household whom God had thus honored. The sense of self-respect and of honor could not fail to be stimulated and justified on the part of every man for himself, however mean his...

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...to uprightness and veracity have also received new prominence and energy from the enforcement Oblgtlou of the s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217384250

ISBN - 13:9780217384254

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