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The American Pulpit; Sketches, Biographical and Descriptive, of Living American Preachers, and of the Religious Movements and Distinctive Ideas Which They Represent (Paperback) Loot Price: R611 Discovery Miles 6 110
The American Pulpit; Sketches, Biographical and Descriptive, of Living American Preachers, and of the Religious Movements and...
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The American Pulpit; Sketches, Biographical and Descriptive, of Living American Preachers, and of the Religious Movements and Distinctive Ideas Which They Represent (Paperback)

Henry Fowler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... one's thoughts and in one's system of theology, not by man's depravity, but by God's infinite, all-forgiving, and inexpressible love. And though it is not difficult, on the one hand, to define his position with reference to this fundamental doctrine, yet, on the other, one can realize his conviction of the degradation of Humanity compared with its capacities, only by hearing in his prayers, humble acknowledgments of indwelling sin, touching aspirations for deliverance, earnest supplications for the Divine assistance, and heart-utterances of the Divine love, --vitally outbursting in every variety of expression and illustration, and all intensified by his lofty ideal of man, if only disenthralled, purified, and redeemed. A second distinctive feature of Mr. Beecher's convictions in regard to Man, is, that instead of depreciating or ignoring his value, he exalts it. He sees nothing in the universe, except God and Angels, of so much worth as Man. He is the centre around which and for which other existences revolve. All creatures are his ministers, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air are for his sustenance, the growth of the soil for his support, the atmosphere for his life, and the sun and moon and stars for his enlightenment; nay, more than this, institutions and governments are servants to his good, and only of value as ministering to his well-being. Now, one can see how this conviction will shape many opinions, and give the answer to a variety of questions. In Dietetics, for example: is it right to slay for food 1 Doubtless, if it is for man's good. In regard to Institutions: "the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath," would be the indicating text to all his positions. In Folitics: shall an obnoxious law be sustained? No, if it is to m...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Henry Fowler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16258-9
Barcode: 9781150162589
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16258-9

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