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" Evidences of Christianity ! I am weary of the word. Make a man feel the want of it ; rouse him, if you can, to the self-knowledge of his need of it ; and you may safely trust it to its own evidence, — remembering only the express declaration of Christ... "
Matthew Arnold: Poet and Critic - Page 9
by Arnold Schrag - 1904 - 94 pages
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Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction

Diogenes Allen - 1989 - 238 pages
...argument from design. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an admirer of the Germans, burst out, "Evidences for Christianity! I am weary of the word. Make a man feel the want of it [religion]; rouse him, if you can, to the self-knowledge of his need of it." Quoted by Basil Mitchell...
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The Life of Irony and the Ethics of Belief

David Wisdo - 1993 - 153 pages
...Theology, Physico-Theology, Demonstrations of God from Nature, Evidences of Christianity and the like. Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the word....; and you may safely trust it to its own evidence. 26 At this point we might ask how one can possibly make a person "feel the want" of Christianity. Coleridge,...
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People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture

David L. Jeffrey - 1996 - 396 pages
...Demonstrations of God from Nature, Evidences of Christianity and the like. Evidences of Christianity! l am weary of the word. Make a man feel the want of...self-knowledge of his need of it; and you may safely trust to its own Evidence" (ibid., 272). See also John Spencer Hill, ed., introduction to lmagination in...
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Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Michael J. McClymond - 1998 - 208 pages
...Senses." In his conclusion to Aids to Reflection (1825), and in allusion to Paley, Coleridge wrote: "Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the Word....and you may safely trust it to its own Evidence." 54 The impact of romanticism on Christian thought became apparent in Friedrich Schleiermacher's On...
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Lightfoot the Historian: The Nature and Role of History in the Life and ...

Geoffrey R. Treloar - 1998 - 465 pages
...approvingly Coleridge's well known outburst: "Evidences of Christianity ... I am weary of the word. Make the man feel the want of it. Rouse him, if you can, to...self-knowledge of his need of it; and you may safely trust to its own evidence." RCC(1871)82. 56 Mansel, Limits of Religious Thought; & JB Mozley, Eight Lectures...
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature Joel Myerson - 2000 - 322 pages
...Physico-theology, Demonstrations of God from Nature, Evidences of Christianity, &c. &c.," exclaiming, "Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the Word....him, if you can, to the self-knowledge of his need for it; and you may safely trust it to its own Evidence." l * But if by 1851, when Emerson's friend...
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Essays and Reviews: The 1860 Text and Its Reading

Victor Shea, Victoria Shea, William Whitla - 2000 - 1057 pages
...Christianity, even in its most orthodox form, in speaking of its external attestations, impatiently exclaims, 'Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the word: make a man feel the want of it ... and you may safely trust it to its own evidence.'48 [70] But still further: Paley's well-known...
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The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England

Herbert Schlossberg - 2000 - 405 pages
...believed was bankrupt, and if Paleyism were not jettisoned, it would continue to plague the faith. "Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the Word. Make a man feel the want of it—rouse him, if you can, to the self-knowledge of his need of it, and you may safely trust it to...
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Cambridge in the Age of the Enlightenment: Science, Religion and Politics ...

John Gascoigne - 2002 - 372 pages
...the broad churchmen) who, in 1825, castigated 'the prevailing taste for books of natural theology': 'Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the word. Make a man feel the want of it; rouse him ... to the selfknowledge of his need of it, and you may safely trust to its own evidence' (Garland,...
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The Broad Church: A Biography of a Movement

Tod E. Jones - 2003 - 347 pages
...offense. Still, the frustration that Coleridge felt in reaction to the popularity of Paley is patent: "Evidences of Christianity! I am weary of the Word....and you may safely trust it to its own Evidence." 154 Coleridge places the evidences of Christianity where the Gospels place them, in the experience...
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