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The Idea of God as Affected by Modern Knowledge - Page 116
by John Fiske - 1901 - 173 pages
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New Outlook, Volume 67

Alfred Emanuel Smith, Francis Walton - 1901
...spectacles, with a pen in his hand and another behind his ear was God. The other, whose appearance 1 do not distinctly recall, was an attendant angel....were thus written down, to confront me at the day of judgment, seemed naturally a matter of grave concern. Probably most of us who have passed middle life...
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Great Thoughts for Little Thinkers

Lucia True Ames Mead - Children's literature, American - 1889 - 337 pages
...walls rose scarcely five feet from the floor, so that a person standing at the desk could look out on the whole world. There were two persons at the desk,...picture was not grotesque, but ineffably solemn." That the child's conception was in any way exceptional, few students of child-life would maintain....
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The Supernatural: Its Origin, Nature and Evolution, Volume 2

John H. King - Religions - 1892
...them, a tall slender man, with aquiline features, wearing spectacles, with a pen in his hand; the other was an attendant angel. Both were diligently watching...the deeds of men and recording them in the ledgers " (p. 116). The first deduction in the mind of the savage, as of the child, is to accept all phenomena...
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The Religion of the Future: Or, Outlines of Spiritual Philosophy

Samuel Weil - Philosophy and religion - 1893 - 267 pages
...spectacles, with a pen in his hand and another behind his * The Unseen Universe, by John Fiske, page 104. ear was God. The other, whose appearance I do...were thus written down to confront me at the day of judgment, seemed naturally a matter of grave concern." * Probably a good many men and women have no...
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Essays, Practical and Speculative

Samuel David McConnell - Christianity - 1900 - 282 pages
...and casts down, rewards and punishes according to his own arbitrary decrees. Says Mr. John Fiske : " I remember distinctly the conception which I had formed...were thus written down, to confront me at the day of judgment, seemed naturally a matter of grave concern. " If we could cross-question all the men and...
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Christ

Samuel David McConnell - Christianity - 1904 - 232 pages
...of aquiline features, wearing spectacles, with a pen in his hand and another behind his ear ; this was God. The other, whose appearance I do not distinctly...ineffably solemn, and the fact that all my words and actions were written down to confront me at the day of judgment seemed naturally a matter of grave...
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The sphere of religion: a consideration of its nature and of its influence ...

Frank Sargent Hoffman - Religions - 1908 - 394 pages
...them, a tall slender man, of aquiline features, wearing spectacles, with a pen in his hand and one behind his ear was God. The other, whose appearance...the deeds of men and recording them in the ledgers." Something like this childish conception of God dominates the thinking of all undeveloped people, and...
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The Sphere of Religion: A Consideration of Its Nature and of Its Influence ...

Frank Sargent Hoffman - Civilization - 1908 - 394 pages
...them, a tall slender man, of aquiline features, wearing spectacles, with a pen in his hand and one behind his ear was God. The other, whose appearance...the deeds of men and recording them in the ledgers." Something like this childish conception of God dominates the thinking of all undeveloped people, and...
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The Essentials of Religious Education, Volume 45; Volume 256

Charles William Heathcote - Religious education - 1916 - 290 pages
...one of them, a tall, slender man, of aquiline features, wearing spectacles, with a pen in his hand, another behind his ear, was God. The other, whose...deeds of men, and recording them in the ledgers." 2 It is well-nigh impossible to dispell these grotesque anthropomorphic conceptions from the child...
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The Life and Letters of John Fiske, Volume 1

John Spencer Clark - Historians - 1917
...ception, at this period, of God and His methods of judgment that his words are well worth quoting:1 "I imagined a narrow office just over the zenith,...were thus written down, to confront me at the day of judgment, seemed naturally a matter of grave concern." Perhaps it was the death at this period, February...
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