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Common-Sense Theology (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Common-Sense Theology A theory which is consistently worked out on these lines is, comparatively speaking, a new one, and critics who persist in the habit of addressing the Life Force as an old and rather boring acquaintance, because in some form or other they have met it in the works of popular authors ever since they began to read, must remember that the antiquity of philo sophical theories normally exceeds that of their critics, and that it is possible for the Life Force to be a comparative newcomer on the speculative stage, even though a critic has met it before. We need, then, be disturbed neither by the condescension of the critics, nor by the implied charge of stale ness. It is only natural that men should condescend to 3 Force that possesses neither the dignity of God nor the inevitableness of Fate: it is only natural that they should fail to be impressed by the merits of a theory to which they have grown accustomed for a truth has only 'to be repeated sufficiently often to cease to appear true. A word may be added on the form in which the theory is presented. The dialogue form practised Often since Plato, has been practised rarely with success, and is accordingly unpopular to-day. The reason is not far to seek. Philosophers have endeavoured to invest their dialogue with dramatic qualities they have used it as a vehicle for the expression of their wit, and they have sought to make their personages living characters of esh and blood. But philosophers are not normally endowed with the gift of repartee, nor are they as a rule pre-eminent for the exuberance of creative imagination, a circumstance not to be wondered at, seeing that, if philo sophers were really gifted with these talents, they would devote them to the more lucrative and pleasing task of pro ducing fiction proper in the form of plays and novels, instead of spending their time in ploughing the thankless and wearisome sands of metaphysical speculation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Titel: Common-Sense Theology (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781330754917
ISBN: 1330754913
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 294
Gewicht: 397g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T15mm
Jahr: 2015



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