How Religion Arises: A Psychological Study

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G.H. Ellis, 1888 - 74 pages
 

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Page 49 - Just when we are safest, there's a sunset-touch, A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death, A chorus-ending from Euripides, — And that 's enough for fifty hopes and fears As old and new at once as nature's self, To rap and knock and enter in our soul, Take hands and dance there, a fantastic ring, Round the ancient idol, on his base again, — The grand Perhaps ! We look on helplessly.
Page 50 - All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith. For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board white, — we call it black. "Well...
Page 27 - Thou sublime and mighty name that dost embrace nothing charming or insinuating, but requirest submission, and yet seekest not to move the will by threatening aught that would arouse natural aversion or terror, but merely boldest forth a law which of itself finds entrance into the mind...
Page 50 - And that's enough for fifty hopes and fears As old and new at once as nature's self, To rap and knock and enter in our soul, Take hands and dance there, a fantastic ring, Round the ancient idol, on his base again, — The grand Perhaps! we look on helplessly. There the old misgivings, crooked questions are — This good God, — what he could do, if he would, Would, if he could — then must have done long since: If so, when, where, and how? some way must be, — Once feel about, and soon or late...
Page 70 - Die Frömmigkeit, welche die Basis aller kirchlichen Gemeinschaften ausmacht, ist rein für sich betrachtet weder ein Wissen noch ein Thun, sondern eine Bestimmtheit des Gefühls oder des unmittelbaren Selbstbewußtseins.
Page 63 - Res ipsa, quae nunc religio Christiana, nuncupatur erat apud antiques, nee defuit ab initio generis humani, We have just now appealed to the Fourth Gospel.
Page 58 - ... daughter (my fellow-sufferer and now my chief comfort) and I, live constantly during a great portion of the year. My objects in life are solely those which were hers; my pursuits and occupations those in which she shared, or sympathized, and which are indissolubly associated with her.
Page 50 - Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone.
Page 70 - Das Gemeinsame aller noch so verschiedenen Äußerungen der Frömmigkeit, wodurch diese sich zugleich von allen anderen Gefühlen unterscheiden, also das sich selbst gleiche Wesen der Frömmigkeit ist dieses, daß wir uns unserer selbst als schlechthin abhängig, oder, was dasselbe sagen will, als in Beziehung mit Gott bewußt sind" (Der christliche Glaube nach den Grundsätzen der evangelischen Kirche im Zusammenhang dargestellt, 6.
Page 31 - And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

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