Theory Of Morals; An Inquiry Concerning The Law Of Moral Distinctions And The Variations And…

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byRichard Hildreth

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... N pardon upon repentance, universal grace, the saving efficacy of good works, the possibility and the certainty of the salvation of all who desire it and strive for it, and ultimately, the doctrine of the salvation and eternal happiness of all. We ought to recollect, however, that the term, good works, has commonly been used by theologians, not so much in a forensic, as in a mystic sense. They "'have chiefly intended by it, acts of worship, and acts beneficial to the priesthood ; while, acts of duty to our fellow-men have been with difficulty admitted as entitled to that character, and placed, as it were contemptuously, at the very bottom of the scale.* 23. There has always, however, existed an opinion, more or less diffused among all nations which have made any considerable advance in civilization, an opinion maintained by many pure mystics, which has given rise to a third theological school, the opinion, namely, that the only effectual way to please God is, doing good to man. This opinion, like those of the other two theological schools already described, rests partly upon metaphysical considerations, and partly upon authority; for there * " Merit is of three kinds, '1. Thala, or the observance of all moral duties. 2. Dana, or giving of alms, including feeding priests, building pagodas, and works of public beneficence. 3. Bawana, or repeating prayers and reading religious books. The last infinitely the .most meritorious." Summary and analysis of the Bhoodist doctrines in Malcolm's ' Travels in South Eastern Asia," Vol. I. Part 2, ch. 6. We may trace here, as upon so many other points, a most remarkable, and as yet unexplored analogy between Bhoodist and Christian ideas. are a few passages in the Jewish scriptures, and a great number in the New Testame...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... N pardon upon repentance, universal grace, the saving efficacy of good works, the possibility and the certainty of the salva...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217639399

ISBN - 13:9780217639392

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