The world's prayer (revelatio revelata) by Louis Pope GratacapThe world's prayer (revelatio revelata) by Louis Pope Gratacap

The world's prayer (revelatio revelata)

byLouis Pope Gratacap

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II A Silent Or A Speaking God The assumption of a God is a difficult one to deal with. For in the first place what does it really imply and how shall we draw the lineaments of a situation so extraordinary; where are we supposed to place God, or under what material aspects are we permitted to regard Him and preserve the philosophical outlines this marvellous conception demands? It is quite possible to become frivolous, and it is no less likely that we may be incomprehensible. From what datum can we start in forming an ideal of Him, what elements does He involve, and when constructed what are His necessary relations to us? We can only proceed in this superlative quest by analogy, and the facts in the case, if they mean anything, must be extracted from the acknowledged views of the Christian church because the experimental test we are looking for is the logical consequence of those views. If we are not mistaken those views hold that God made the world, that in that sense He is the father of men, that He is a spirit omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal, and--on this we base our hopes--He is sympathetically involved in the eternal happiness of the human race, that the human race is, in a profound sense alienated from Him, and that He has provided ways and means for their reconciliation. It has often been pointed out that this conception is not philosophically perfect, that it is self-contradictory and defective, and that it seems to be very violently impeached by history. Prof. Royce has in one particular indicated a "fruitful and serious difficulty"; it is found in the fact "that the concept of producing an external thing involves, of necessity, a relation to a Law, above both producer and product, which determines the conditions under which there can ...
Title:The world's prayer (revelatio revelata)Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021789870X

ISBN - 13:9780217898706