Religion in the Light of Philosophy

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Williams and Norgate, 1882 - Philosophy and religion - 122 pages
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Page 99 - And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Page 98 - And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
Page 98 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire ; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly...
Page 99 - The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Page 98 - But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Page 99 - So he drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of E'den cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Page 98 - And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell' the children of Israel ; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
Page 99 - They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. 34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 35 And there came out a fire from the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Page 69 - IT [the modern school of thought] is no longer exclusively negative and destructive, but it is on the contrary intensely positive, and in its moral aspect intensely Christian. It clusters round a system of essentially Christian conceptions — equality, fraternity, the suppression of war, the elevation of the poor, the love of truth, and the diffusion of liberty. It revolves round the ideal of Christianity, and represents its spirit without its dogmatic system and its supernatural narratives. Prom...
Page 114 - Hercules so frequently represented as the sungod, and his twelve labors regarded as the passage of the sun through the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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