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(without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... one's thoughts and in one's system of theology, not by man's
depravity, but by God's infinite, all-forgiving, and inexpressible
love. And though it is not difficult, on the one hand, to define
his position with reference to this fundamental doctrine, yet, on
the other, one can realize his conviction of the degradation of
Humanity compared with its capacities, only by hearing in his
prayers, humble acknowledgments of indwelling sin, touching
aspirations for deliverance, earnest supplications for the Divine
assistance, and heart-utterances of the Divine love, --vitally
outbursting in every variety of expression and illustration, and
all intensified by his lofty ideal of man, if only disenthralled,
purified, and redeemed. A second distinctive feature of Mr.
Beecher's convictions in regard to Man, is, that instead of
depreciating or ignoring his value, he exalts it. He sees nothing
in the universe, except God and Angels, of so much worth as Man. He
is the centre around which and for which other existences revolve.
All creatures are his ministers, the beasts of the field and the
fowls of the air are for his sustenance, the growth of the soil for
his support, the atmosphere for his life, and the sun and moon and
stars for his enlightenment; nay, more than this, institutions and
governments are servants to his good, and only of value as
ministering to his well-being. Now, one can see how this conviction
will shape many opinions, and give the answer to a variety of
questions. In Dietetics, for example: is it right to slay for food
1 Doubtless, if it is for man's good. In regard to Institutions:
"the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath," would
be the indicating text to all his positions. In Folitics: shall an
obnoxious law be sustained? No, if it is to m...
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