The Idea of a Free Church

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W. Scott, 1909 - Christianity - 309 pages
 

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Distrust of freedom is based on the doctrine of natural depravity
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Development includes firstly physical training which reacts beneficially on the affections and intellect
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has moral value and conduces to social and industrial reform
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secondly intellectual expansion which needs political industrial and religious freedom
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Paganism was higher than Christianity in its ideals of physical and intellectual culture
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11 Development includes thirdly expansion of the affections 3 7
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and fourthly volitional force of which there is more in the modern world than in the ancient
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Concrete examples of volitional force are seen in the father soldier merchant and sportsman
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Efficiency in such careers implies force of character
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Women also should have volitional force
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That the ideal of life has the element of volitional force suits the national character as a whole though there are partial influences hostile to it
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18 The ideal has solidarity through its various parts
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In regard to it various mistakes are possible such as that it is all selfexpansion without selfrestraint
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is all individualism without collectivism
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is consistent with acquiescence in political
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or ecclesiastical subjection
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is an ideal for the few
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gives neither opportunity for selfsacrifice
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nor due consideration to suffering
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CHAPTER III
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The principle of free religion is summed up in the doctrine
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Free religion needs no support from historical evidence 84 v
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Faith is established by success this is the only good
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