The Spirit In Literature And Life; The E.d. Rand Lectures In Iowa College For The Year 1894 by John Patterson Coyle

The Spirit In Literature And Life; The E.d. Rand Lectures In Iowa College For The Year 1894

byJohn Patterson Coyle

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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: ...his life. It is noteworthy that the only one of the many legends of the childhood of Jesus which could hold its place in the canonical Scriptures is the only one that is wholly free from the marvelous, as though the fine instinct of early Christianity found itself unable to tolerate anything like monstrosity in a child.2 It is said that at the age of twelve the boy went with his parents to Jerusalem to the feast. It was one of the many wise Jewish customs, dictated by the Hebrew spirit, that at that climacteric period when nature demands a widening of the boy's horizon, when he 1 Dan. iv. 8, 9, 18; v. 11. 2 Luke ii. 40-52. THE NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS. 123 begins to chafe under narrow restraints, he was treated to a first visit to the national capital, to a great national feast; and then, if he had anything in him, he would at once awaken to a larger thought, and enter the current of the larger national life. No longer satisfied with the boundaries of home or village, the broader horizon he was longing for he found in a conception of the nation. The national life was at this time represented by conflicting elements and party ideas. In many respects, however, these were a sign of wealth rather than of poverty of spiritual and social materials.1 The boy who could not embrace all could serve his generation passably as a party man. The boy who could get above party could form a germ of a comprehensive conception. The necessity for and the difficulty in forming a comprehensive conception of the national idea had both become very great, and the man who thought he had grasped it was tempted to believe himself the Messiah. Like other thoughtful boys, Jesus at this time found the germ of a national idea forming itself in him; and since from that grew the mes..,. The n...

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Title:The Spirit In Literature And Life; The E.d. Rand Lectures In Iowa College For The Year 1894Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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