Towards the Great Peace (Classic Reprint)

Towards the Great Peace (Classic Reprint)

by Ralph Adams Cram
     
 

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"Great Peace" as the supreme object of thought and act and aspiration for us, and for all the world, as this time of crisis which has culminated through the antithesis of great peace, which is great war.

I have tried to keep this prayer of Bishop Hacket's before me during the preparation of these lectures. I cannot claim that I

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"Great Peace" as the supreme object of thought and act and aspiration for us, and for all the world, as this time of crisis which has culminated through the antithesis of great peace, which is great war.

I have tried to keep this prayer of Bishop Hacket's before me during the preparation of these lectures. I cannot claim that I have succeeded in achieving a "happy temper" in all things, but I honestly claim that I have striven earnestly for the "generous heart," even when forced, by what seem to me the necessities of the case, to indulge in condemnation or to bring forward subjects which can only be controversial. If the "Great War," and the greater war which preceded, comprehended, and followed it, were the result of many and varied errors, it matters little whether these were the result of perversity, bad judgment or the most generous impulses. As they resulted in the Great War, so they are a detriment to the Great Peace that must follow, and therefore they must be cast away. Consciousness of sin, repentence, and a will to do better, must precede the act of amendment, and we must see where we have erred if we are to forsake our ill ways and make an honest effort to strive for something better.

For every failure I have made to achieve either a happy temper or a generous heart, I hereby express my regret, and tender my apologies in advance.

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ISBN-13:
9781331754886
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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