The Elements Of Morality (volume 2); Including Polity

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byWilliam Whewell

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Excerpt: ... Morality. A man is-not excusable who disbelieves the Providential Government of the world; for we cannot believe God's Government to be a Moral Government, and yet to have no influence on the course of the world which he has created. 720. And the same must be extended to Disbelief in Revealed Religion. For the Christian Religion is the necessary completion of Natural Religion. The History of Christ and of Christianity is the Fact, by which alone the Idea of the Providential Government of the world is realized (581). Christian Morality is the necessary confirmation and purification of the Morality of Reason. And the Christian view of God's Provisions, for the salvation of men's souls, is necessary to give effect to men's Repentance, and to their efforts at Continual Moral Progress. A person, therefore, to whom the Truths brought to light by the Christian Revelation have been fully presented, and who disbelieves them, is as blameable, or as unhappy, as a man would be, who should deny the Government of Providence, the reality of Morality, the necessity of Repentance in Transgressors, and of moral Progress in all men. 721. It may be objected to this, that a large portion of the human race lived before the coming of Christ on earth; and a large portion of those who have lived since that event, have not had Christian Doctrine presented to them; that for the former, there was no Christian Revelation to believe; and for the latter, no means of coming to the belief of it: that belief in the Christian Religion could not be necessary for the moral progress and final happiness of those portions of mankind; and therefore, cannot be generally necessary for the moral progress and final happiness of man; that therefore, Belief in Christian Doctiine cannot be a Duty, nor Unbelief culpable. To this w...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Excerpt: ... Morality. A man is-not excusable who disbelieves the Providential Government of the world; for we cannot believe God's Government to be a Moral Government...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217292151

ISBN - 13:9780217292153

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