A Short History of Unitarianism Since the Reformation

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Unitarian Sunday-School Society, 1893 - 91 pages

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Page 46 - For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all.
Page 62 - It is one mark of its laws that their enunciation awakens the feeling of the moral sublime, and great men are they who believe in them. They resemble great circles in astronomy, each of which, in what direction soever it be drawn, contains the whole sphere.
Page 70 - ... visitation from the living God, there seems to be no separate thought; the tide of universal life sets through the soul. The thought of self is gone. It is a little accident to be a king or a clown, a parent or a child. Man is at one with God, and He is All in All. Neither the loveliness of Nature...
Page 42 - Spinoza, Collins, Hume, and Hartley, and, indeed, while making no pretensions to originality, Priestley's "Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit," and his " Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated," are among the most powerful, clear, and unflinching expositions of materialism and necessarianism which exist in the English language, and are still well worth reading. Priestley denied the freedom of the will in the sense of its self-determination; he denied the existence of a soul distinct...
Page 64 - Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.
Page 34 - Twelve Arguments Drawn Out of the Scripture, Wherein the Commonly Received Opinion Touching the Deity of the Holy Spirit, Is Clearly and Fully Refuted.
Page 21 - God is now both manifested and communicated to the world : manifestations taking place by the Word, communication by the Spirit, to the end that we may see Him face to face as it were in Creation, and feel Him intuitively but lucidly declared in ourselves.
Page 36 - ... for suppressing all pernicious books and pamphlets, which contain in them impious doctrines against the Holy Trinity, and other fundamental articles of our faith.
Page 8 - For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
Page 21 - The task we have set ourselves here,' runs the preface, ' is truly sublime, for it is no less than to make God known in His substantial manifestations by the Word, and His divine communication by the Spirit, both comprised in Christ, through whom alone do we learn how the divineness of the Word and the Spirit may be apprehended in man.

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