The Rod and the Staff by Thomas Treadwell StoneThe Rod and the Staff by Thomas Treadwell Stone

The Rod and the Staff

byThomas Treadwell Stone

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. 1856. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. THE FAMILY. First in this heaven-like cycle! Home, source, channel, issue, of all those principles and powers which bless earth and promise immortality! Inmost of the circles which spread out widening, and, Amidst change, still enduring, into societies, nations, churches, and whatever forms humanity may receive! The true type of manhood, from the rudeness of those times when each family was, as it were, an entire commonwealth, the father at once priest and chief, to the culture and perfection of those ages, seen as yet only by hope, when the human race shall become one family, wherein again the priest shall be king, the king priest, and all, men, women, children, shall serve as royal priests within the sanctuary wherein as first the blessed Christ shall lead us all unto his Father and our Father, unto his God and our God! To complete the great idea, Type on earth of communion in heaven! So sacred, so comprehensive, so full of significance, the Family. SECTION I. HUSBAND AND WIFE. Perhaps no single thing gives us a more just appreciation of the stage to which the human mind has arrived, or at which it stands, than the prevalent conception of marriage, or, of what is almost the same thing, the distinction of man and woman. Go back to ancient history, particularly that with which, because contained in the Bible, we are most familiar. There were great men and great women; there were heroes of both; queens as royal as kings; women who sung prophetic strains, as well as men; and to both the majestic name of prophet is given in common. But how seldom, if ever, do we find any suggestion of aught that is spiritual and holy in the man as man, in the woman as woman, that is, in the essential and everlasting elements of sex. No difference appears, other th...
Title:The Rod and the StaffFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217368875

ISBN - 13:9780217368872