The Life Of James Mccosh; A Record Chiefly Autobiographical

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Mccosh

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII FIRST EPOCH OP A LIFE-WORK 1850-1868 A MONG the other ambitions of James McCosh when a student at Glasgow was that of becoming an author. From his memoranda it appears that already there were deep and undefined thoughts in his mind concerning the workings of God in his universe, which sought for both definition and utterance. The idea of writing a book on that subject grew stronger and stronger, until it became overmastering, and to himself he often repeated the words of Elihu: "I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion. For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me." Toward the close of his divinity studies in Edinburgh, he finally ventured to sketch an outline of the plan he had been evolving, and to read it as a paper before the Theological Society. His effort met with prompt recognition, and he felt encouraged to go forward. But entering, soon afterward, upon the active life of a pastor, he was prevented from laboring steadily on his theme, first by the composition of sermons, and then by his zealous participation in the disruption struggle. These occupations, however, were no hindrance to his intellectual growth; on the contrary, they gave reality to his speculations, and stamped his thought with a con creteness which it never lost. The basis of his philosophic creed being the intuitionism of the Scottish school, experience modified it into the forms of his special philosophy. Many discriminating critics have seen in the heavy parish work of Green, during the year3 he spent as a hard-working rector in East London, the preliminary training which made him England's most noted popular historian. Similarly, McCosh, by his severe novitiate as a defender of spiritual truth among plain people, gained the ability ...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII FIRST EPOCH OP A LIFE-WORK 1850-1868 A MONG the other ambitions of James McCosh when a student at Glasgow was tha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217126863

ISBN - 13:9780217126861

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