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Christianity Versus Paganism; Seven Letters (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
Discovery Miles 2 840
Christianity Versus Paganism; Seven Letters (Paperback): John Chadwick
Christianity Versus Paganism; Seven Letters (Paperback): John Chadwick

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Christianity Versus Paganism; Seven Letters (Paperback)

John Chadwick

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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.1870 Excerpt: ... LETTER IV. TIME. My Dear Children, Time is what supplies existence wherewith to he, as space finds matter wherein to he. There can he no existence without time; it is its food, pabulum, subsistence, or what it feeds upon. The saying, tempus edax rerum, should be much reversed; so that we ought to say, ens edax temporis. It is more correct to say, existence consumes time; than to say, time consumes things. By time is commonly understood that portion of duration which lasts from the creation of the heavens and the earth to the advent of the new heavens and the new earth, which all Christians are looking for; and by eternity is meant the duration which not only includes time, but before and after. Man has a two-fold concern with time. First, as a living creature. This continues from the beginning of life till death; and occupies a few score years at most, and can be lengthened by various circumstances in which man is placed, which are conducive to health, one of the most important of which is the possession of a cheerful and courageous temper and disposition. But whatever be the circumstances in which a man is placed, whether they are favourable to longevity or otherwise, the inevitable tendency of life is to end in death sooner or later. As the Poet has said, --"Art is long, and life is fleeting. And our hearts, though stout and brave; Still, like muffled drums are beating Funeral marches to the grave." The whole vegetable and animal kingdoms of nature have, equally with man, a concern with this relationship of time to organic life. It is plainly a connected and continuous whole in each living creature. The second concern of man with time is as a sentient and intelligent creature. It lasts from the first establishment of consciousness, or, in other words, from...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Chadwick
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56425-0
Barcode: 9780217564250
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-56425-9

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