The High Call by Ernest Milmore Stires

The High Call

byErnest Milmore Stires

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... for the first time, by Him life and immortality were placed in a light which showed their attractive power. It is appropriate to pause for a moment and confess or insist that it was the Easter fact, the Resurrection, which gave our Lord's teaching its divine appeal, and which gave for human idealism the only substantial basis it possesses. Had the apparent defeat of Good Friday been a real defeat, had the teaching and life and love of our Lord been conquered by the powers of darkness, what basis would exist for the hope that the Light would ever be victorious, or that you or I could succeed where He failed? The fact we celebrate to-day is the sole basis, as it is the highest inspiration, of the world's ideals. Our national ideals are very close to us at present. We understand better what Jefferson meant when he wrote in the great Declaration "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It often happens that our most valuable privileges are not appreciated until someone threatens to take them away. So the world is aroused, and America is awakening. Mankind values to-day the right to live, the right to be free, and the right to be reasonably happy, because mankind is compelled to fight for these rights as never before in human history. Another ideal which has slowly but certainly developed is that war is an outgrown barbarism; the resort to brute force is an insult to human reason. That is also an ideal for which civilization contends to-day, using the only weapons which can compel the champion of physical force to submit to the rule of reason and justice. If the present war is not the final great physical conflict, yet it will do more than all other agencies combined to hasten a federation of the nations of the earth and make life, liberty and happiness ...

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Title:The High CallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217083986

ISBN - 13:9780217083980

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