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Guide to the Knowledge of God; A Study of the Chief Theodicies (Paperback) Loot Price: R534 Discovery Miles 5 340
Guide to the Knowledge of God; A Study of the Chief Theodicies (Paperback): Auguste Gratry
Guide to the Knowledge of God; A Study of the Chief Theodicies (Paperback): Auguste Gratry

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Guide to the Knowledge of God; A Study of the Chief Theodicies (Paperback)

Auguste Gratry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...right, puts me on my guard against myself, and warns me of my own impotency. It is something which inspires me every hour, if I do but hearken to it; and I am never deceived save when I hearken not to it.4 "This inward rule is what I call my reason, but I speak of my reason without grasping the force of that expression.5 " Truly, my reason is within me, for I must unceasingly return into myself to find it; but the superior reason which corrects me in case of need, and which I consult, is not mine, and does not form a part of myself. That rule is perfect and unchanging; I am changeable and imperfect. When I err, it preserves its rectitude; when I am undeceived, it is not it that returns to the goal; without ever itself straying from the goal, it has authority to recall me and compel me to return to it. It is an inward master that commands me to be silent, to speak, to believe, to doubt, to confess my errors or confirm my judgments; this master is omnipresent, and his voice is heard from one end of the universe to the other, by all men as by me.e " Thus, what seems most our own and to be our very essence, I mean our reason, is least peculiarly ours, is what we should account most borrowed. We unceasingly and obviously receive a reason superior to ourselves, as we unceasingly breathe the air, which is a foreign body, or as we unceasingly see all the objects about us in the light of the sun, whose rays are bodies foreign to our eyes.1 1 First Part, chap. ii. No. 52. - Ibid., No. 54. 2 Ibid. - Ibid. - Ibid., No. 53. - Ibid., No. 55. " In all things we find, as it were, two principles within us: the one gives, the other receives; the one lacks, the other supplies; the one errs, the other corrects; the one is prone to fall, the other...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Auguste Gratry
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55537-4
Barcode: 9781150555374
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-55537-8

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