The Enchanted Universe; And Other Sermons by Frederick Franklin ShannonThe Enchanted Universe; And Other Sermons by Frederick Franklin Shannon

The Enchanted Universe; And Other Sermons

byFrederick Franklin Shannon

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... XII THE LARGER EDUCATION "But go ye and learn what this meaneth."Si. Matt, 1x: 13. WHEN our Lord speaks, the universities of the world may becomingly stop, look, and listen. For, if men are not in His path of truth, they are in peril; if they see not with His sun-glorious vision, they are blind; if they hear not His soulful symphonies of spiritual reality, they are deaf indeed. Now, spiritually speaking, these Pharisees were blind enough and deaf enough. What a pity that they were not dumb enough! Yet the secret of religious deafness and blindness is its monumental loquacity. Usually, men are diffident in expressing opinions on subjects with which they are unfamiliar. Is it not so of the wise doctor, lawyer, scientist? In chemistry, men listen to Levoisier; in astronomy, to Herschel; in pottery, to Wedgewood; in poetry, to Shakespeare; in philosophy, to Plato; in music, to Beethoven. Each science, each branch of learning, has its recognized authority. But in the imperial subject of religion, every man has his fling. Pathetic and foolish as it often is, the situation is at least suggestive. It asserts, in the first place, that man is "incurably religious." Aristotle called man a political animal; but it were far truer to say that man is a religious being. And this, I take it, is why men who are loath to express opinions upon subjects they know nothing about, are quite willing to speak freely and foolishly upon the synthetic interest of our lives--religion. But the second and deeper thing of this propensity to discuss religion comes very close to the innermost secret of Christianity. Being constitutionally religious, Christ proposes to make every man an authority on His religion. Not, mark you, an authority on theories, or ethics, or...
Title:The Enchanted Universe; And Other SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217347703

ISBN - 13:9780217347709