The Religious Sentiment: Its Source and Aim; a Contribution to the Science and Philosophy of Religion


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Sida 137 - ... grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now...
Sida 113 - Remember the former things of old: For I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times the things that are not yet done, Saying, My counsel shall stand, And I will do all my pleasure...
Sida 180 - Paradise, and groves Elysian, Fortunate Fields— like those of old Sought in the Atlantic Main— why should they be A history only of departed things, Or a mere fiction of what never was? For the discerning intellect of Man, When wedded to this goodly universe In love and holy passion, shall find these A simple produce of the common day.
Sida 41 - Possessions vanish, and opinions change, And passions hold a fluctuating seat : But, by the storms of circumstance unshaken, And subject neither to eclipse nor wane, Duty exists...
Sida 56 - If God held in His right hand all truth and in His left the precious ever-active urge for truth, although with the qualification that I would ever and always err and said to me "choose", I would humbly grasp His left hand and say : "Father, give; pure truth is only for you.".
Sida 81 - We may conclude, therefore, that, in all nations which have embraced polytheism, the first ideas of religion arose, not from a contemplation of the works of nature, but from a concern with regard to the' events of life, and from the incessant hopes and fears which actuate the human mind.
Sida 277 - ... end, as being itself most just, and right, and good; and where is the impossibility of such an affection to what is just, and right, and good, such a loyalty of heart to the Governor of the universe, as shall prevail over all sinister, indirect desires of our own ? Neither is this at bottom anything more than faith, and honesty, and fairness of mind, in a more enlarged sense, indeed, than those words are commonly used.
Sida 271 - No, no ! the energy of life may be Kept on after the grave, but not begun ; And he who flagged not in the earthly strife, From strength to strength advancing, — only he, His soul well knit, and all his battles won, Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.
Sida 113 - We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days."2...
Sida 18 - Feeling and thought are much more real than anything else ; they are the only things which we directly know to be real...

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