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James Freeman Clarke. Prophets who have been since the world began
James Freeman Clarke. Prophets who have been since the world began. Luke i. 70. Gentiles. who show the work (or influence) of the (that) law which is written in their hearts. Injustice often done to them by Christian Apologists § 4. How Ethnic Religions were regarded by Christ and his Apostles § 5. Comparative Theology will furnish a new Class of Evidences in Support of Christianity § 6. It will show that, while most of the Religions of the World are Ethnic, or the Religions of Races, Christianity is Catholic, or adapted to become the Religion of.
They partially satisfied a great hunger of the human heart. They exercised some restraint on human wilfulness and passion. They have directed, however imperfectly, the human conscience toward the right.
by James Freeman Clarke. The first problem in Comparative Theology is therefore analytical, being to distinguish each religion from the rest. We compare them to see wherein they agree and wherein they differ. Finally, this department of Comparative Theology shows the relation of each partial religion to human civilization, and observes how each religion of the world is a step in the progress of humanity. It shows that both the positive and negative side of a religion make it a preparation for a higher religion, and that the universal religion must root itself in the decaying soil of partial religions.
Ten Great Religions book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology, Volume 1 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by James Freeman Clarke. See a Problem? We’d love your help. As the doctrines of heathen religions were corrupt, so their worship was only a debasing superstition. Their influence was to make men. Стр. 6 They must contain more truth than error, and must have been, on the whole, useful to mankind. We do not believe that they originated in human fraud, that their essence is superstition, that there is more falsehood than truth in their doctrines
The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches a great truth in an unexampled strain of pathetic eloquence
The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches a great truth in an unexampled strain of pathetic eloquence. It teaches what a black scepticism descends on the wisest, most fortunate, most favored of mankind, when he looks only to this world and its joys. It could, however, only have been written by one who had gone through this dreadful experience. Dean Stanley, in speaking of the Prophets of the Old Testament, says that their theology consisted in proclaiming the unity of God against all polytheism, and the spirituality of God against all idolatry, in declaring the superiority of moral to ceremonial duties, and in announcing the supremacy of goodness above the letter, ceremony, or.
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