Hebrew Theism : the Common Basis of Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedism: With Revisions and Additions to the Quarto Ed. of 1858

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Trübner, 1874 - Theism - 171 pages
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Page iii - In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land : whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless, saying, " Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
Page 99 - It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied ; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.
Page 88 - Introduction will be fully proved, it may be said, that to scepticism we owe that spirit of inquiry, which, during the last two centuries, has gradually encroached on every possible subject ; has reformed every department of practical and speculative knowledge...
Page 88 - By this means the spirit of doubt being quenched, knowledge has for several centuries remained almost stationary. But in England and France, which are the countries where scepticism first openly appeared and where it has been most diffused, the results are altogether different; and the love of inquiry being encouraged, there has arisen that constantly progressive knowledge, to which these two great nations owe their prosperity."— Buckle's ' History of Civilization in England,
Page iii - I understood as a child, I thought as a child : but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Page 9 - Similarly Newman writes of conscience — ' A voice within forbids, and summons us to refrain ; And if we bid it to be silent, it yet is not still : it is not in our control, It acts without our order, without our asking, against our will. It is in us, it belongs to us, but it is not of us : it is above us. It is moral, it is intelligent, it is not we, nor at our bidding ; It pervades mankind, as one life pervades the trees.
Page 88 - To Scepticism we owe that spirit of inquiry, which during the last two centuries has gradually encroached on every possible subject ; has reformed every department of practical and speculative knowledge; has weakened the authority of the privileged classes, and thus placed liberty on a surer foundation; has chastised the despotism of princes ; has restrained the arrogance of the nobles, and has even diminished the prejudices of the clergy.
Page 174 - NEWMAN. — A HANDBOOK OF MODERN ARABIC, consisting of a Practical Grammar, with numerous Examples, Dialogues, and Newspaper Extracts, in European Type.
Page 2 - Yet in Christian cities they are trampled under foot, Through the league between Mammon and spurious Policy. Nor do Time and Progress in wealth and science Lessen or soften the hideous curse ; For no one attempts to prevent or punish, While souls and bodies are trafficked in. When Woman is duly honoured and homes are purified, And Fiery Drink is withheld from the weak in mind, And the traffickers in Sin are pursued as Felons, And Truth is open-mouthed, and Thought is Free ; God shall soon bless the...
Page 172 - WE praise thee in thy power, O God ! We praise thee in thy sanctity. We praise thee who reignest in the furthest heavens, We praise thee who dwellest in our inmost souls, Our Lord and hidden Comforter. No voice can duly proclaim thy greatness, No heart can comprehend thy goodness, O thou Father of all our spirits. The longings of the spirit are inexhaustible : Only thou canst fill the heart. When it is empty and aching for thee, Hungering and thirsting for thy righteousness, Thou visitest it with...

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