Isis and Osiris: Or, The Origin of Christianity as a Verification of an Ultimate Law of History

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Longmans, Green, 1878 - 432 sider
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Side 199 - There is no question of importance, whose decision is not compriz'd in the science of man ; and there is none, which can be decided with any certainty, before we become acquainted with that science.
Side 196 - The whole is a riddle, an enigma, an inexplicable mystery. Doubt, uncertainty, suspense of judgment, appear the only result of our most accurate scrutiny concerning this subject. But such is the frailty of human reason and such the irresistible contagion of opinion, that even this deliberate doubt could scarcely be upheld ; did we not enlarge our view, and opposing ono species of superstition to another, set them a quarrelling; while we ourselves, during their fury and contention, happily make our...
Side 149 - We may define, therefore, the cause of a phenomenon, to be the antecedent, or the concurrence of antecedents, on which it is invariably and unconditionally consequent.
Side 362 - is a word taken at pleasure to serve for a mark which may raise in our mind a thought like to some thought we had before, and which being pronounced to others, may be to them a sign of what thought the speaker had •(• before in his mind.
Side 261 - Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean ; the world has grown grey from thy breath ; We have drunken of things Lethean, and fed on the fulness of death.
Side 37 - Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. For every false word or unrighteous deed, for cruelty and oppression, for lust or vanity, the price has to be paid at last, not always by the chief offenders, but paid by some one.
Side 403 - Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day : because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
Side 65 - ... with their correlatives freedom of choice and responsibility — man being all this, it is at once obvious that the principal part of his being is his mental power. In Nature there is nothing great but Man, In Man there is nothing great but Mind.
Side 187 - Wolff, and which was put into a definite shape by Von Baer — the truth that all organic development is a change from a state of homogeneity to a state of heterogeneity — this it is from which very many of the conclusions which I now hold, have indirectly resulted.
Side 218 - BC, we can do so only under the supposition that during the early periods of history the growth of the human mind was more luxuriant than in later times, and that the layers of thought were formed less slowly in the primary than in the tertiary ages of the world.

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