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The Contemporary Review (Volume 16) (Paperback) Loot Price: R744
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The Contemporary Review (Volume 16) (Paperback)

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Excerpt: ... FEW things are more astonishing in the history of philosophy than the slowness with which ideas, which are now the common property and the life of mankind, worked their way in the world. If it be true that only in some indefinite period between the twelfth and tenth centuries before Christ the Brahminical view of the unity of God rose above the old mythology of India, then the world was at least three thousand years old, according to the ordinary computation, before that grand idea entered into the circle of human thought. If, again, Anaxagoras was the first Greek who held that Intelligence ruled the universe, then centuries more must be added before even the Hellenic mind got a glimpse of the truth. What is true of God is still more true of the clear distinction between spirit and matter. Not a child amongst us but takes in at once the notion of a disembodied soul, yet how long it was before men shook themselves entirely free from materialism. How coolly, how unblushingly, did the Stoics teach materialism, without apparently exciting any particular attention or opposition Of course, the great revolution in this respect was accomplished by the victory of Christianity. The new religion was distinguished from every previous one in this respect, that it was founded on a fact. A traveller had returned from that bourne from which none had hitherto come hack. There were legends enough about the appearance of beings from the invisible world. In India, gods had become incarnate; but who had ever seen them? In Greece, the strong arm of Hercules had brought a faithful Alcestis to gladden her mourning husband's home; but who had spoken to her? Now, at last, an undoubted man of flesh and blood had been heard by thousands to allege that He came from heaven, and had died in public; and many men ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 300
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-85111-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-85111-3
Barcode: 9781153851114

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