Sequel to "Our Liberal Movement"

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Roberts Bros., 1897 - Unitarianism - 157 pages
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Page 97 - Theodore," but, if you liked it, perhaps others also liked it. Every man who writes a book or preaches a sermon casts his bread on the waters, happy if he finds it again after many days. It was very kind of you to write to me as you have done, and your kindly appreciation of some of my past efforts warms my heart. We do not care for praise as we grow old, but we always are made happy by sympathy. " Common as light la love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever.
Page 158 - TOPICS: I. The Messiah and the Christ; 2. Saint Paul; 3. Christian Thought of the Second Century; 4. The Mind .of Paganism ; 5. The Arian Controversy; 6. Saint Augustine ; 7. Leo the Great ; 8. Monasticism as a Moral Force; 9. Christianity in the East; 10. Conversion of the Barbarians; n.
Page 105 - Again, then, we say that it is the duty of every man with any means to observe proportion in his surplus expenses ; to have a conscientious order with regard to the service which his superfluous dollars discharge. Over against every prominent allowance for a personal luxury, the celestial record-book ought to show some entry in favor of the cause of goodness and suffering humanity ; for every guinea that goes into a theatre, a museum, an athenaeum, or the treasury of a music hall, there ought to...
Page 161 - The Question of a Future Life," " The Bright Side," " Religion and Modern Life," etc. The subjects are discussed, as one will indeed plainly see, by a learned Christian scholar, and from that height in life's experience which one reaches at three score and ten years. They treat of the growth of religion ; of religion as an experience; of the terms "Agnostic" and "God"; of the mystery of pain, of immortality and kindred topics. The author is among the best known of the older Unitarians, and the breadth...
Page 105 - Over against every prominent allowance for a personal luxury, the celestial record-book ought to show some entry in favor of the cause of goodness and suffering humanity ; for every guinea that goes into a theatre, a museum, an athenaeum, or the treasury of a music hall, there ought to be some twin-guinea pledged for a truth, or flying on some errand of mercy in a city so crowded with misery as this. Then we have a right to our amusements and our graceful pleasures.
Page 57 - ... last thirty years? and farther, what he, the said editor, understands by the term " education " ? I know of nothing that has been taught the youth of our time, except that their fathers were apes, and their mothers winkles ; that the world began in accident, and will end in darkness ; that honour is a folly, ambition a virtue, charity a vice, poverty a crime, and rascality the means of all wealth and the sum of all wisdom. Both Mr. Carlyle and I knew perfectly well all along what would be the...
Page 36 - ... seen in Schleiermacher. There could not have been a gentler or kindlier introduction among us of the line of thought which controversy was to make so familiar afterwards. De Wette was one of the earliest, one of the most devout and pure-minded, as well as most copious and learned, of the new school of commentators ; and his writings, though long left behind by the rushing current of speculative exegesis, did perhaps more than any others to instruct the students of that generation. It is natural...
Page 31 - In short, his whole system of doctrine (Glaubenslehre) — which is developed at great length and very elaborately — appears to be built on the interpreting not of any written word, but of the actual experience of the religious life. Its data are purely the facts of Christian consciousness ; and, as a countryman of his has said of him, it was " quite uncertain whether Schleiermacher believed or not in revelation, miracle, the divinity of Christ, the Trinity, the personality of God, or the immortality...
Page 158 - Christian History in its Three Great Periods," 3 vols., $3.75 ; " Hebrew Men and Times from the Patriarchs to the Messiah," $1.50; "Our Liberal Movement in Theology chiefly as shown in Recollections of the History of Unitarianism in New England," $1.25, may be had, the five volumes, for $5.50.
Page 57 - ... reference to the article on education in his last Saturday's issue, whether he has ever chanced to notice anything that either Mr. Thomas Carlyle or I, his pupil, have written on the subject during the last thirty years? and farther, what he, the said editor, understands by the term " education " ? I know of nothing that has been taught the youth of our time, except that their fathers were apes, and their mothers winkles ; that the world began in accident, and will end in darkness...

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