The Idea of God in Relation to Theology ...

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University of Chicago Press, 1900 - God - 67 pages

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Page 11 - I say that man was made to grow, not stop ; That help, he needed once, and needs no more, Having grown but an inch by, is withdrawn: For he hath new needs, and new helps to these.
Page 17 - And so the Word had breath, and wrought With human hands the creed of creeds In loveliness of perfect deeds, More strong than all poetic thought; Which he may read that binds the sheaf, Or builds the house, or digs the grave, And those wild eyes that watch the wave In roarings round the coral reef.
Page 27 - ... unapproachable sanctity, opens at once the eye of conscience to perceive and know the pure and holy God, the Father that dwelt in him and made him so full of truth and grace. Him that rules in heaven we can in no wise believe to be less perfect than that which is most divine on earth; of anything more perfect than the meek yet majestic Jesus, no heart can ever dream.
Page 28 - I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...
Page 11 - God's gift was that man should conceive of truth And yearn to gain it, catching at mistake, As midway help till he reach fact indeed.
Page 55 - Besides, the very obscurity which excites such dread, not only displays the utility of this doctrine, but shows it to be productive of the most delightful benefit. We shall never be clearly convinced as we ought to be, that our salvation flows from the fountain of God's free mercy, till we are acquainted with His eternal election, which illustrates the grace of God by this comparison, that He adopts not all promiscuously to the hope of salvation, but gives to some what He refuses to others.
Page 59 - ... gradually changed the whole spirit of the English Church. They infused into it a new fire and passion of devotion, kindled a spirit of fervent philanthropy, raised the standard of clerical duty, and completely altered the whole tone and tendency of the preaching of its ministers.
Page 15 - Thy voice, as many mortal things as live and move upon the earth. Therefore, will I hymn Thee, and sing Thy might forever. For Thee doth all this universe that circles round the earth obey, moving whithersoever Thou leadest, and is gladly swayed by Thee, Such a minister hast Thou in Thine invincible hands ; — the two-edged, blazing, imperishable thunderbolt. For under its stroke all Nature shuddereth. and by it thou guidest aright the Universal Reason, that roams through all things, mingling itself...
Page 50 - It is impossible for the natural reason to arrive at the knowledge of the divine persons. By natural reason we may know those things which pertain to the unity of the divine essence, but not those which pertain to the distinction of the divine persons, and he who attempts to prove by the natural reason the trinity of persons, detracts from the rights of faith
Page 15 - Zeus, ruler of Nature, that governest all things with law, Hail ! for lawful it is that all mortals should address Thee. For we are Thy offspring, taking the image only of Thy voice,2 as many mortal things as live and move upon the earth. Therefore will I hymn Thee, and sing Thy might forever.

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