Immortality, a Study of Belief, and Earlier Addresses

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Yale University Press, 1920 - Theology - 132 pages
 

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Page 66 - Science seems to me to teach in the highest and strongest manner the great truth which is embodied in the Christian conception of entire surrender to the will of God. Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Page 35 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 75 - Less and less, I think, grows the consciousness of seeking God. Greater and greater grows the certainty that He is seeking us and giving Himself to us to the complete measure of our present capacity. That is Love, not that we loved Him, but that He loved us.
Page 2 - And will not, then, the immortal armies scorn The world's poor, routed leavings ? or will they, Who fail'd under the heat of this life's day, Support the fervours of the heavenly morn ? No, no ! the energy of life may be Kept on after the grave, but not begun ; And he who flagg'd not in the earthly strife, From strength to strength advancing— -only he, His soul well-knit, and all his battles won, Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.
Page 78 - Whether astronomy and geology can or cannot be made to agree with the statements as to the matters of fact laid down in Genesis — whether the Gospels are historically true or not — are matters of comparatively small moment in the face of the impassable gulf between the anthropomorphism (however refined) of theology and the passionless impersonality of the unknown and unknowable which science shows everywhere underlying the thin veil of phenomena.
Page 54 - God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Page 42 - Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Page 103 - UNTO thee will I cry, O LORD my rock ; be not silent to me : lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Page 65 - To smite all humbugs, however big ; to give a nobler tone to science; to set an example of abstinence from petty personal controversies, and of toleration for everything but lying; to be indifferent as to whether the work is recognised as mine or not, so long as it is done : — are these my aims ? 1860 will show.
Page 68 - And if there be no meeting past the grave; If all is darkness, silence, yet 'tis rest. Be not afraid, ye waiting hearts that weep, For God still giveth his beloved sleep And if an endless sleep He wills, so best.

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