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Ruling Ideas of the Present Age (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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Ruling Ideas of the Present Age (Paperback): Washington Gladden
Ruling Ideas of the Present Age (Paperback): Washington Gladden

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Ruling Ideas of the Present Age (Paperback)

Washington Gladden

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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. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the sacred and the secular. I know nothing which has exercised a more pernicious influence on religion than that unhappy divorce which has been effected between religious duty and the everyday duties of life. When a mother is faithfully tending her children, and making her hearthstone clean and her fire burn bright, that everything may smile a welcome to her weary husband when he returns from his work, it is never dreamt that she is religiously employed. When a man works hard during the day and returns to his family in the evening to make them all happy by his placid temper and quiet jokes and dandlings on the knee, the world does not think--perhaps he does not think himself--that there is religion in anything so common as this. Religion is supposed to stand aloof from such familiar scenes. But to attend the church, to take the sacrament, to sing a psalm, to say a prayer, is religion. Now God help this poor sinful world if religion consists only in these things and not also in the other.--John CunningHam, in Scotch Sermons, page 46. We cannot expect the mass of men to take an interest in the technical parts of religion, in the details of the modes of worship, or the peculiar ways of expression, on which most controversies turn. These are the professional business of a class, --the ministers of public worship, the professed theologians. But every man, nay every human being, can learn to do his duty as in God's sight, and in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ; and the more each one is earnestly engaged in this effort, the more he will feel the need of the divine help, and the more he will lean with manly trust on the support of Christ and of the Holy Spirit. The contact of Christian faith with the secular life is good for both. The one is prevented from sinking in...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Washington Gladden
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-36526-2
Barcode: 9781151365262
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-36526-2

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