Immortality and Theism

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Harvard University Press, 1921 - Immortality - 41 pages
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Page 39 - Men ask concerning the immortality of the soul, the employments of heaven, the state of the sinner, and so forth. They even dream that Jesus has left replies to precisely these interrogatories. Never a moment did that sublime spirit speak in their patois.
Page 41 - Friend, surely so ! For this I know, — That our faiths are foolish by falling below, Not coming above, what God will show...
Page 22 - As for me theism means belief in personality as the source and sum of all values and ideals best apprehended by us intellectually in the form of purpose animating and unifying all reality, a purpose which finds its progressive fulfilment in the growth of moral ideals and human efforts for their realization.
Page 34 - If theism means that the world finds its unity in a vast controlling purpose, then religion at its best means consciousness of that purpose and devotion to the values at which it aims.
Page 22 - It would be sheer pretence, easily detected, for me to attempt to discuss it in any other way, for it is quite impossible for one who really believes in God to consider otherwise any momentous issue whatsoever.
Page 40 - ... moral sentiments heedless of sensual fortunes, heeding only the manifestations of these, never made the separation of the idea of duration from the essence of these attributes, nor uttered a syllable concerning the duration of the soul. It was left to his disciples to sever duration from the moral elements and to teach the immortality of the soul as a doctrine, and maintarn it by evidences.

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