Last Essays On Church And Religion

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THE PRESENT VOLUME series of my attempts to deal directly with questions concerning religion and the Church. Indirectly such questions must often, in serious literary rvork, present themselves but in this volume I make them my direct object for the last time. Assuredly it was nor for my own pleasure that I entered upon them at first, and it is with anything but reluctance that I now part from them. Neither can I be ignorant what offence my handling of them has given to many whose good-will I value, and with what ...
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THE PRESENT VOLUME series of my attempts to deal directly with questions concerning religion and the Church. Indirectly such questions must often, in serious literary rvork, present themselves but in this volume I make them my direct object for the last time. Assuredly it was nor for my own pleasure that I entered upon them at first, and it is with anything but reluctance that I now part from them. Neither can I be ignorant what offence my handling of them has given to many whose good-will I value, and with what relief they will learn that the handling is now to cease personal considerations, hayever, ought not in a matter Iike is to bear sway and they have not, in fact, determied me to bring to an end the work which I had en pursuit But the thing which I proposed to myself to do has, so far as my powers enabled me to do it, been done. What I wished to say has been said. And in returning to devote to literature, more strictly so-called, what remains to me of life and strength and leisure, I am returning, after all, to a field where work of the most important kind is now to be done, though indirectly, for religion. I am persuaded that the transformation of religion, which is essential for its perpetuance, can bc accomplished only - by carrying the qualities of flexibility, perceptiveness, and judgment, which are the best fruits of letters....
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  • ISBN-13: 9781178344974
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2010
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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