The Religious Sentiments of the Human Mind by Daniel Greenleaf ThompsonThe Religious Sentiments of the Human Mind by Daniel Greenleaf Thompson

The Religious Sentiments of the Human Mind

byDaniel Greenleaf Thompson

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLI. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. Having determined one's principles, and ascertained fully the consequences flowing from them so as to establish precepts also, it is no violent assumption to assert that this theoretical and practical truth ought to be inculcated as against both partial truth and positive error. But the problem of education is greatly complicated by diversity of views as to what constitutes truth. The most opposite and incompatible ideas are often entertained by different men and bodies of men of high respectability both as regards knowledge and goodness. Besides this, there is often much uncertainty as to the best methods to be adopted considering education as an art. Hence we cannot dismiss the subject by enunciating our found truths, and saying, Teach them to every creature. The interest of a community that its growing youth become good citizens, extending as it does almost to a necessity for selfpreservation, has developed a system of public education, supported by taxation, like any other instrumentality of government. Besides this, there are a great many institutions, particularly of a higher grade, which are of a private or perhaps semi-public character, maintained beyond tuition fees chiefly by individual gifts and bequests, but sometimes also by state aid in addition. Education in such schools of the one class and the other, rather than family education, it is the present purpose to consider with reference to the leading topic. The maintenance of the social order depends upon the needs of mankind in this world; not upon their desires, their wants, their speculations regarding a life to come. To be sure, the interests of men in the latter do influence their conduct in the present life and thus affect their character as citizens. H...
Title:The Religious Sentiments of the Human MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217846327

ISBN - 13:9780217846325