The Gospel And Human Needs; Being The Hulsean Lectures Delivered Before The University Of Cambridge…

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byJohn Neville Figgis

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... NOTES I.--REVELATION (1.) A. L. Lilley, "Modernism," p. 242. (2.) F. W. Bussell," Christian Theology and Social Progress," pp. 75-76, also p. 281. "It has been maintained in them that the present age is the real 'age of Faith/ because the function of reason has been reduced to a registry of phenomena, because no single tenet of the scantiest theology or of the most attenuated moral code remains at the present moment unshaken. Let it be clearly understood, and let men face the issue honestly, that the doctrine of purposive creation and moral plan in the world, the very definition and use of 'virtue,' the justification of unselfishness (otherwise aimless), stand on no different level to the particular dogmas of Christianity." Again, p. 289: "The 'Ages of Faith' in reality began with the Reformation. The emphasis on belief has been ever since growing more intense. The discord of faith and facts--facts political, social, domestic, scientific--has never before been so acute. And yet the world walks still or tries to walk by faith and not yet by sight.... Examine what you will of the tenets of reforming propaganda, in one and all you will find the scientific view of man and society conveniently forgotten and obscured, whenever that comes into conflict with the 'dim mythologic postulates' of man's freedom and worth;--which must still animate the eloquence or the appeal of secularism." (3.) "Social progress means a checking of the cosmic process at every step and the substitution for it of another which may 17« be called 'the ethical process.'"--Eomanes Lecture, 1893: "Evolution and Ethics." The position adopted by Huxley is, of course, the exact opposite of that of Nietzsche, "the only man perhaps who rigidly applied logic to life" (Bussell, p. 317). It is,...

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... NOTES I.--REVELATION (1.) A. L. Lilley, "Modernism," p. 242. (2.) F. W. Bussell," Christian Theology and Social Progress," pp....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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