The Hopes of the Human Race: Hereafter and Here

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Williams and Norgate, 1874 - Electronic book - 218 pages

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Page xxi - Archbishop King, at the conclusion of his celebrated Treatise, — containing some valuable observations, and some singularly naif examples of the circular mode of argument, — sums up his conclusions with much complacency thus: " The difficult question, then, 'Whence came evil?' is not unanswerable. It arises from the very nature and constitution of created beings, and could not be avoided without a contradiction.
Page 93 - God/ How should we rejoice in the prospect, the certainty rather, of spending a blissful eternity with those whom we loved on earth, of seeing them emerge from the ruins of the tomb, and the deeper ruins of the fall, not only uninjured, but refined, and perfected, with every tear wiped from their eyes...
Page 159 - Pity is not natural to man. Children are always cruel. Savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. 'We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity ; for we have not pi'ty unless we wish to relieve them.
Page 201 - Russell regarding a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and his answer that "such an association could not be sanctioned by the Holy See, being founded on a theological error, to wit, that Christians owed any duties to animals," see Frances Power Cobbe, Hopes of the Human Race, p.
Page 189 - These lines are applied to the Cyclops, and it may not perhaps be an altogether fanciful idea when I suggest that the Cyclops is Homer's type of an alien and less advanced...
Page 154 - Hunt expressed his surprise to the young man, and asked how he could deceive him so much by saying his mother was dead, when she was alive and well. He said, in reply, that they had made her deathfeast, and were now going to bury her; that...
Page 209 - You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Page xlv - But when no claim is set up to any peculiar gift, but we are told that all of us are as capable as the prophet of seeing what he sees, feeling what he feels, nay, that we actually do so, and when the utmost effort of which we are capable fails to make us aware of what we are told we perceive, this supposed universal faculty of intuition is but " The dark lantern of the Spirit Which none see by but those who bear it...
Page 49 - Virtue be the highest end with the Creator, Then to lose His own work, not casually and by exception, But necessarily and always, agrees not with his Infinitude More than with his Wisdom, nor more than with his Blessedness. In short, close friendship between the Eternal and the Perishing Appears unseemly to the nature of the Eternal, Whom it befits to keep his beloved, or not to love at all. But to say God loveth no man, is to make religion vain ; Hence it is judged that 'whatsoever God loveth, liveth...
Page xxxix - God therefore animated that machine which furnishes out provision for the more perfect animals ; which was both graciously and providently done; for by this means he gained so much life to the world as there is in those animals which are food for others ; by this means they themselves enjoy some kind of life, and are of service also to the rest.

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