The Michigan Alumnus Vol.1 June 1895. No.9 (Paperback)


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. 1895 Excerpt: ...organic. Monarchies may boast of their central fountain of sovereignty. Republics can glory in their broad sea of sovereignty, ever renewed, clarified and purified by millions of living streams flowing forever from fountains of pure, unadulterated, original power. The modern democratic state is the acme of civilization. It is the cumulative product of all the evolutionary forces of history. It has brought society to that condition where every one is arbiter of his own fortune, where the scholar is master and dictator of his own powers; where thought and the thinker receive a true and a just consideration at the hands of humanity. Although the scholar is indigenous to Democratic soil, it would bean historial error to affirm that he flourishes in no other. Scholars have been leaders of the world. They have set in motion the wheels of revolution. They have broken down the barriers of prejudice and superstition. They have shattered the walls of despotism and defiled the temples of idolatry. They dethroned kings and crowned the uncrowned millions. They have wrenched the tiara from the hand of an insolent papacy, and laid bare the follies of a corrupted priesthood. How pregnant with meaning are such names as Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus Those intellectual giants whose genius unveiled the uuiverse, consigned to eternal oblivion those geographical and astronomical errors which blinded the world for two thousand years and who above all exposed the folly of deeming man or institution infallible. What a halo of glory clusters round such names as Luther, Calvin, Huss and Zwingli Those men of learning--scholars, whose divine vision pierced the dark pall of ignorance and superstition which enshrouded all Christendom, blinding men's souls and obscuring the light of tr...

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...organic. Monarchies may boast of their central fountain of sovereignty. Republics can glory in their broad sea of sovereignty, ever renewed, clarified and purified by millions of living streams flowing forever from fountains of pure, unadulterated, original power. The modern democratic state is the acme of civilization. It is the cumulative product of all the evolutionary forces of history. It has brought society to that condition where every one is arbiter of his own fortune, where the scholar is master and dictator of his own powers; where thought and the thinker receive a true and a just consideration at the hands of humanity. Although the scholar is indigenous to Democratic soil, it would bean historial error to affirm that he flourishes in no other. Scholars have been leaders of the world. They have set in motion the wheels of revolution. They have broken down the barriers of prejudice and superstition. They have shattered the walls of despotism and defiled the temples of idolatry. They dethroned kings and crowned the uncrowned millions. They have wrenched the tiara from the hand of an insolent papacy, and laid bare the follies of a corrupted priesthood. How pregnant with meaning are such names as Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus Those intellectual giants whose genius unveiled the uuiverse, consigned to eternal oblivion those geographical and astronomical errors which blinded the world for two thousand years and who above all exposed the folly of deeming man or institution infallible. What a halo of glory clusters round such names as Luther, Calvin, Huss and Zwingli Those men of learning--scholars, whose divine vision pierced the dark pall of ignorance and superstition which enshrouded all Christendom, blinding men's souls and obscuring the light of tr...

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May 2012

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36

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978-1-235-94831-2

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