The World Beautiful (volume 1) by Lilian WhitingThe World Beautiful (volume 1) by Lilian Whiting

The World Beautiful (volume 1)

byLilian Whiting

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EXCLUSIVENESS AND INCLUSIVENESS. . T is frequently remarked that a certain individual is "very exclusive;" or that certain society, supposed to comprehend within itself many desirable qualities, is " a very exclusive society." The expression is invariably held to be of the most complimentary nature imaginable, and the grande dame who could achieve the reputation of being the most exclusive of her time was the grandest dame of all! Still more remarkable was a local article on Old Trinity, New York, in the columns of the " New York Herald," in which the writer evidently intended to express himself in the most complimentary terms regarding this church, and he therefore described it as " the most wealthy aud exclusive church in New York." But why "exclusive "? the average reader would inquire. Is the ministry of the gospel to be judged by a curious social standard that holds up delusiveness rather than inclusiveness as a cardinal virtue? And whom does it exclude? Is it the poor only who are excluded, because it is, as its chronicler describes, a "wealthy" church? Or is it the absolutely sinful and immoral who are excluded from the teaching of Him who declares that He came to save sinners? Or is it the ill-clad or the ill-bred, or the people who, though sufficiently well-to-do, and well-clad and well-bred, are still not " in society "? It would be interesting to learn just what people or class of people are excluded by an "exclusive" church. The attribute of exclusfveness has for a long time masqueraded under the highest and choicest pretensions. Is it not time to prick the bubble of a most absurd fallacy, -- of one utterly out of keeping with the spirit of the age, one at variance with every Christian grace and every better impulse of gentle breeding, and show it fo...
Title:The World Beautiful (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217897894

ISBN - 13:9780217897891