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The Contemporary Evolution of Religious Thought in England, America and India, Tr. by J. Moden (Paperback) Loot Price: R474
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The Contemporary Evolution of Religious Thought in England, America and India, Tr. by J. Moden (Paperback): Eugne Flicien a....
The Contemporary Evolution of Religious Thought in England, America and India, Tr. by J. Moden (Paperback): Eugne Flicien a....

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The Contemporary Evolution of Religious Thought in England, America and India, Tr. by J. Moden (Paperback)

Eugne Flicien a. Goblet D'Alviella, Eugene Felicien a. D'Alviella

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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. 1885 Excerpt: ... SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION. In beginning this work, I at first described how the moral and spiritual emancipation of which Luther gave the signal in his first cry of revolt against Rome, came into collision in England with the popular life of the day, and even with the motives which had led to the reform effected by Henry VIII. I showed in the second place how these obstacles were gradually smoothed away, partly by the natural and legitimate development of the Protestant principle, and partly by the intellectual and political influences at work in secular society. The reader was also enabled to follow the course of that evolution which manifested itself in turn by the progress of religious neutrality in civil legislation, of Rationalism in the prevalent modes of thought, and of liberalism in the constitution of the Churches. Is it to be inferred that the existence of religion is threatened by this general repudiation of theocracy? I have shown that though certain sects in the Protestant Churches pride themselves on ignoring the discoveries of science and the aspirations of their age, and though others persist in seeking the means of reconciling the data of science with the belief in miracles by means of specious compromises, on the other hand, a large number of religious people and many congregations have been able to meet all the claims of the modern spirit, without breaking the continuity of religious thought. This extension of the theological horizon, which is taking place more or less in all sections of Christendom, open to a modification of their dogmas, is specially manifest in those Churches which rest, not upon uniformity of beliefs, but rather upon identity of sentiment. It is the Unitarian Church which perhaps offers us the most perfect type of the l...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Eugne Flicien a. Goblet D'Alviella • Eugene Felicien a. D'Alviella
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-98256-9
Barcode: 9781150982569
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-98256-X

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