The Making Of Character; Some Educational Aspects Of Ethics

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJohn Maccunn

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...even to the weakest, membership of a larger whole; like the others, it speaks through deeds as well as words of distant ends; like the others, it brings to bear the great twin forces of comradeship and leadership. But, beyond the others, it takes the more spiritual ends for its peculiar province. It does this manifestly when it stands witness for a Future Life. And whatever speculative difficulties beset this conviction, there can be little doubt that its acceptance has made the world a different place for millions. But this is not the only way. Perhaps it is even more important that the religious 1 Republic, Bk. vi. p. 486. "Then how can he who has magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all time and all existence, think much of human life? " J life, here already in the world of all of us, and apart from the special faith in immortality, has found an antidote against two dangers, perennial in human this service," life, but especially menacing in a society like it counteract! ' '. two dangers. our own. One is the danger that the individual may be crushed under the sense of his personal insignificance or even nothingness: the other, the snare of every great commercial and industrial country, that he may forget or deny the existence of immaterial ends at all, not from the temptation to plunge into license but from absorption in that "virtuous materialism " which is even more deadly.i But it is just in presence of these two dangers that a Church finds its opportunity. To the despon-,.,,........ For it can dencies of the first, it offers participation in a deliver the corporate life dedicated to noble ends, which '('f,e de. are distant only in the sense that men will be spondencies of living for them when centuries are gone as they are living...

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...even to the weakest, membership of a larger whole; like the others, it speaks through deeds as well as words of distant...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217091172

ISBN - 13:9780217091176

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