A Retrospect of the Religious Life of England, Or, The Church, Puritanism, and Free Inquiry

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J. Chapman, 1845 - England - 563 pages

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Page 492 - ... thus much we must be sure to hold, that in the Supper of the Lord there is no vain ceremony, no bare sign, no untrue figure of a thing absent.
Page 553 - To the mass of men no such Divine Idea is recognisable in the world; they live merely, says Fichte, among the superficialities, practicalities and shows of the world, not dreaming that there is anything divine under them.
Page 492 - RELIGION which only concern the confession of the true Christian faith and the doctrine of the Sacraments...
Page 553 - ON THE NATURE OF THE SCHOLAR, AND ITS MANIFESTATIONS. By Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Translated from the German by William Smith. Second Edition. Post 8vo, pp. vii. and 131, cloth.
Page 402 - Believe it, my good friend, to love truth, for truth's sake, is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues ; and, if I mistake not, you have as much of it as ever I met with in any body.
Page 386 - Indeed, it hath already brought in such dissoluteness and contempt of principle, in the higher part of the world, and such profligate intemperance, and fearlessness of committing crimes, in the lower, as must, if this torrent of impiety stop not, become absolutely fatal.
Page 508 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 553 - Appearance,' whatsoever we see in the world, is but as a vesture for the ' Divine Idea of the World,' for 'that which lies at the bottom of Appearance.' In the true Literary Man there is thus ever, acknowledged or not by the world, a. sacredness : he is the light of the world ; the world's Priest : — guiding it, like a sacred Pillar of Fire, in its dark pilgrimage...
Page 559 - His spirit was a battle-field, upon which, with, fluctuating fortune and singular intensity, the powers of belief and scepticism waged, from first to last, their unceasing war; and within the compass of his experience are presented to our view most of the great moral and spiritual problems that attach to the condition of our race.
Page 396 - Anima Mundi: or an historical narration of the opinions of the ancients concerning man's soul after this life: according to unenlightened nature.

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