What Does History Teach?; Two Edinburgh Lectures

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Stuart Blackie

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... THE CHURCH. Ov TiaS 6 Xeyoov ixoi Kvpie, Kvpie, ei6eXevdtTai sii rr/v pa6iXsiav Tgov ovpavoSv ' aXX 6 itoioov To BeXrj/ia Tov TtaTpoi /iov Tov tv Tois 01 pavolS.--'O 21THP. Man is characteristically a religious animal; in fact, as Socrates teaches, the only religious animal; for, though a dog has no doubt reverential emotions, it cannot be said with any propriety that he has religious ideas or ecclesiastical institutions, for a very good reason, because he has no ideas at all: observation he has very keen, and memory also wonderfully retentive; instincts also, like all primal vital forces, divine and miraculous; but ideas certainly none, for ideas mean knowledge; and brutes that have no language properly so called, 1 Tivos ydp aXXov Zooov ipvxrj npaSra /ikv dsdov Tgov To. ixiyi6ra xai xdXXidra 6vvTx&,a.vTGOv y6QrjTai on 1I61: Ti Si (pvXov aXXo rj ocvQpwgoi BeovS Bepansvov6i.--Xen. Mem. i. 4. that is a system of significant vocal signs expressive of ideas, but only cries, gesticulations, and visible or audible signs expressive of sensations and feelings, can by no law of natural analogy be credited with the possession of a faculty of which they give no manifestation. Language is the outward body and form of which thought and reason and knowledge and ideas are the inward soul and force; and hence the wise Greeks, unlike our modern scientists, who delight in confounding man with the monkey, expressed language and reason with one word X6yo%, while what we dignify with the name of language in birds and other animals was simply pcov?j, or significant voice. If, therefore, there is any thing most human that history has to teach, it must be about religion. All the great nations whose names mark the march of human fates have been religious nations. A people witho...

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... THE CHURCH. Ov TiaS 6 Xeyoov ixoi Kvpie, Kvpie, ei6eXevdtTai sii rr/v pa6iXsiav Tgov ovpavoSv ' aXX 6 itoioov To BeXrj/ia Tov ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217145558

ISBN - 13:9780217145558

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