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Other Sheep - A Missionary Companion To Twice Born Men

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OTHSB mm A MISSIONARY COMPANION TO TWICE-BORN MEN Other sheep I have which are not of this fold. John 16 BY HAROLD BEGB Author of SOULS IN ACTION HODDER STOUGHTON NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY PREFACE ff Ask of Me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. BEYOND the narrow boundaries of Europe extends a vast territory thick-sown with a various population of heathen humanity. The pulse of civilization, throbbing so furi ously in the West, seems over this enormous area scarcely to beat at all. It is as if evolution had circumscribed its energies to the coasts of Christendom, as if humanity had chosen Europe for its line of march and made Asia its perpetual camp of rest, as if the West represented the creative week-days of mankind and the East its everlast ing sabbath. In Europe, amid the roar of wheels and in the glare of the furnace, science seeks for truth, the politician labours for millennium, religion preaches struggle, and humanity wrestles for a destiny. In Asia, where sleep and silence brood upon the pensive earth, science sits with folded hands, the politician has yet hardly opened his eyes, an immemorial religion whispers to the soul to surrender, and humanity dreams of nothing but annihilation for its final good. The stream of existence floods through Eu rope turbulent and foaming to, the invisible ocean of eter nity in Asia the waters of life are like a stagnant fen. Whether Europe has any responsibility towards Asia, or whether Christianity owes any duty to heathendom, East and West have met and the hemispheres of ge vi PREFACE ography and the zones of the whole earth have become thl one world of man. This, for good or for evil, is accom plished and thoughthe stream of European civilizatioi has only begun to stir the marge of Asian stagnatiorJ nevertheless the two waters have actually touched, are now inevitably destined to commingle, and either Europe must be swamped and overwhelmed by Asia or Asia swept forward concurrently with Europe by the samu impulse of progress, the same impulse of faith in ulti mate perfection. Awakening Asia is the new planet in the political skies, And the supreme question for civilization is whether sh wake to the moral restraints and sanctifying respects oi the Christian religion, or to the logical nihilism of an honest materialism. There is a foolish notion abroad that Christianity Eastern in its origin is the religion best fitted for the West, and Hinduism an idolatrous superstition sur viving from the dark night of paganism the religion best fitted for an awakening India. Those who cherish this notion not only ignore the consideration that if Chris tianity be true it is true for all mankind, but would have us think that an Orient waking to the knowledge and culture of the Occident will still satisfy its soul with the myth of its own departed darkness. Far from this folly 5 is the truth of things and nothing could be more fatal to civilization than to let a loose prejudice against mis sionaries blind the eyes of Europe to this certain truth, that Awakening Asia will either rise up in the faith oi Christianity or in the no-faith of a truculent materialism. Materialism in England is saturated through and through with the ethical ideas of Jesus our intellectual PREFACE vii agnosticism is moral with the inexpungable leaven of Christianity. But in such a country as India, men who grow out of the superstitionsof their ancestors, stand empty-souled in the midst of the universe and have noth ing in their minds but the impulse of struggle for exist ence. Unless this growth out of superstition be accom panied by a growth in Christianity, calamity beyond the wit of man to imagine must eventually overtake the hu man race...

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Titre: Other Sheep - A Missionary Companion To Twice Born Men
Code EAN: 9781406742664
ISBN: 140674266X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Owen Press
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 491g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T21mm
Année: 2007