The Law Of Love And Love As A Law; Or, Christian Ethics

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byMark Hopkins

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...that is in his power and they need it, or who fails to enlighten the ignorant when he can, will enter upon a higher work at a great disadvantage, if indeed he can succeed in it at all. We need, finally, to see, what it has been my general object to impress in these remarks, that each of these spheres is open to all who can enter in, and that the relations of men to each other as Jien, impose upon all the obligation to do for others in each of these spheres whatever they can. 14 SECOND GREAT DIVISION. DUTIES FROM SPECIAL RELATIONS. CHAPTER L RIGHTS OF PERSONS: RIGHT AND RIGHTS: SPECIA1 DUTIES 1 THE FAMILY. We have now seen that it is our duty to do good to all--1. By conceding to them their rights; 2. By supplying their wants; and 3. By directing and perfecting their powers. But this good is to be thus done to all in their simple relation to us as fellow men. As such they stand to us in the relation of perfect equality--not necessarily an equality of condition, but an equality of rights. We have no right over them, they have no claim upon us on the ground of having been in any way specially committed to us. But in the relations, constituted by God, of husband and wife, and of parent and child,,.. Foundation and others growing out of these, there is JjJ ""j a commitment of each to each, and of & lome to others; and there is a foundation laid for what have been called the rights of persons, with their corresponding duties, claims, and obligations. As has been said, the right of parents over the child is from the fact that God has so committed the child to them, that they are either indispensable to the attainment by the child of its end, or can do for it what no one else can. This right, thus founded, involves the duty on the part of the parents of...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...that is in his power and they need it, or who fails to enlighten the ignorant when he can, will enter upon a higher wor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217392024

ISBN - 13:9780217392020

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