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The North American Review (Volume 225) (Paperback): Jared Sparks, Edward Everett
The North American Review (Volume 225) (Paperback): Jared Sparks, Edward Everett

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Jared Sparks, Edward Everett

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: COMMENTS. Mr. Editor: The Rev. Dr. Shedd's article on Endless Punishment, in the February number of the .review, is so skillful a bit of dialectics, so accurate tnd clever in much of its reasoning, and at the same time so full of unconscious self-portraiture, that I can quite understand your determination to risk the publication of such a paper in pages noteworthy otherwise for their catholicity. The reverend gentleman handles his brief well, and if he fails to convince me that everlasting damnation is a cheerful creed, quite reconcilable with human ideas of the goodness of God, it is not from any want of talent as, literally, a devil's advocate. At the same time, I think he has a very bad case ? unless, as I suspect, he is a sly humorist, and really means, in his dry way, to express sympathy for the other side. I am reminded of a famous dictum of Frederick the Great, uttered when this very question was fluttering the ecclesiastical dove-cotes. " Let those who believe in eternal damnation," he said, " be eternally damned, as they hope and believe; but, in the mean time, let them leave other more charitable people alone." I quite agree with Dr. Shedd, that God is Eternal Justice; but on what possible ground does our finite reason presume to fathom the ways in which that Eternal Justice is to work t How is the Conditioned to postulate the conduct of the Unconditioned, to show where finite sin ends and infinite retribution begins t It seems to many of us that the great saving strength of Christianity is its power to explain away the very Nemesis that Dr. Shedd vaunts so boldly, to extend indefinitely the area of human efforts toward regeneration, and to show that, however harshly man's judgment may deal with social and moral offenses, the judgment of God is something so very diff...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Jared Sparks • Edward Everett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 228
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79726-9
Barcode: 9780217797269
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-79726-1

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