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" They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body, and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. "
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany - Page 334
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On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals

Stephen H. Webb - 1998 - 240 pages
...Francis Bacon's Essays Civil and Moral: "They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example of a dog, and...
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The Enlightenment

David Williams, Senior Lecturer in Physics David Williams, BSC (Hons) PhD - 1999 - 529 pages
...insignificant is the being - can it be an immortal one? who will condescend to govern by such sinister methods! 'Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, 'man is of kin to the...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!' Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner when they try to secure the good...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pages
...men's minds to religion. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin1 to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys likewise magnanimity,2 and the raising* of human nature; for take an example of a dog,...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, V, ii, 179(1588) 20 They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. Francis Bacon, Essays, 16 (1625) 21 For of the soul the body form doth take; For soul is form, and...
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God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds

Michael Caputo - 2000 - 240 pages
...partner. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; /or certainly man is of kin to the beasts in his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him: for the...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 pages
...Nobility: For certainly, Man is of Kinne to the Beasts, by his Body; And if, 70 he be not of Kinne to God, by his Spirit, he is a Base and Ignoble Creature. It destroies likewise Magnanimity, and the Raising of Humane Nature: For take an Example of a Dog;...
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Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Bronwen Price - 2002 - 209 pages
...inclined to atheism, which, Bacon says, deprives man of his nobility and magnanimity: 'for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature'. As we have seen, such atheism would also prevent our finding guidance for wielding the awesome power...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pages
...men's minds to religion. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin0 to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys likewise magnanimity,0 and the raising0 of human nature; for take an example of a dog,...
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The Philistine Controversy

Dave Beech, John Roberts, John Charles Roberts - 2002 - 314 pages
...Early Modern England', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th series, no. 35, 1985, p. 138. body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.'23 Like philistinism, atheism was universally decried as a form of intellectual self-mutilation:...
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The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume One, 1963-1967

Louis Daniel Brodsky - 1996 - 633 pages
...be trying to tell his temporal community of the timeless nobility of mankind. . . . Man is oj Kinne to the Beasts, by his Body; And if, he be not of Kinne to God, by his Spirit, he is a Base and Ignoble Creature. — Francis Bacon. "Of Atheism" 5/10/65...
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