The Works Of Orestes A. Brownson Volume 4; Religion And Society: Religion and society. (1883)

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byOrestes Augustus Brownson

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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...faith in it, and an invincible zeal in its defence. A new virtue is to be realized and practised by the race; all the world seem carried away in its direction. The staid and sober few who may remain unaffected, may oppose themselves to the general current, but all in vain. Conservatives may sneer, reason, declaim, nickname, call the defenders of the new virtue disorganizes, enemies of God and man, but all to no purpose. On. they sweep by a power not their own, which they comprehend not, ana which they do not even seek to comprehend. In all other respects than this one they may be wrong, and even destructive. No matter. There is no resisting them. Old institutions, old manners, old customs, old modes of thought, men and women counted wise and prudent, all are before them as the chaff of the summer threshing-floor before the wind,--are swept away or trampled under foot as on the multitude presses to the realization of the idea with which it is inspired. To the mere spectator this multitude may appear as the apostles did to some on the day of Pentecost, when 'others mocking said, These men are filled with new wine.' In this way the Christian idea of immortality became predominant; in this same way the doctrine of salvation by a crucified Redeemer was established, and the church founded; in this same way was instituted the commonwealth in England, and the republic in France; and this same way all important revolutions or reforms in the faith or practice of mankind will be effected." OHAPTEB XXV. THE BIBLE. ' I find nothing in particular to object to your views of inspiration. I see very clearly that you have a right to call yourself a supernaturalist as well as a rationalist. But I confess that I do not see how, on the ground you have assumed, you can main...

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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...faith in it, and an invincible zeal in its defence. A new virtue is to be realized and practised by the race; all the world seem...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217616127

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