Henry Scougal and the Oxford Methodists or the Influence of a Religious Teacher of the Scottish Church

 
9781235977312: Henry Scougal and the Oxford Methodists or the Influence of a Religious Teacher of the Scottish Church

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...unfolding of the inner facts of the 1 George Eliot. spiritual life. As his ripe message is necessary for the thesis of this book, we now sketch the sequence of its thought. Scougal begins by correcting mistakes about religion. Religion does not consist in orthodox opinions, nor does it belong solely to the understanding, otherwise its disciples would become divided into sects. Religion does not relate solely to the outward man, nor consist in a constant course of external duties and model of performances. Religion does not refer solely to the affections, nor lie in rapturous hearts and ecstatic devotion; nor can it be associated with wickedness and vice in any form. True religion is a union of the soul with God, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul; or, in the Apostle's phrase, it is Christ formed within us. "Briefly, I know not how the nature of religion can be more fully expressed than by calling it a divine life. And under these terms I shall discourse of it--showing first how it is called a life, and then how it is termed divine." 1 It is called a life from its permanency and stability: it has not fits and starts; it may suffer i The Life of God in the Soul of Man, p. 3. sad decays, yet it is never quite extinguished. It is so named because it is an inward, free, and selfmoving principle: the love of God within arises not in virtue of a command, but as a new nature, instructing and prompting the soul to love God. Devotion is the emanation of this life, the natural employment of the new-born soul. Religion is characterised by reasonableness, purity, goodness. Religion again, while it is a life, is also a divine life, because God is its real source, and because it resembles God in its nature. It is...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 32 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 7.2in. x 0.3in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: . . . unfolding of the inner facts of the 1 George Eliot. spiritual life. As his ripe message is necessary for the thesis of this book, we now sketch the sequence of its thought. Scougal begins by correcting mistakes about religion. Religion does not consist in orthodox opinions, nor does it belong solely to the understanding, otherwise its disciples would become divided into sects. Religion does not relate solely to the outward man, nor consist in a constant course of external duties and model of performances. Religion does not refer solely to the affections, nor lie in rapturous hearts and ecstatic devotion; nor can it be associated with wickedness and vice in any form. True religion is a union of the soul with God, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul; or, in the Apostles phrase, it is Christ formed within us. Briefly, I know not how the nature of religion can be more fully expressed than by calling it a divine life. And under these terms I shall discourse of it--showing first how it is called a life, and then how it is termed divine. 1 It is called a life from its permanency and stability: it has not fits and starts; it may suffer i The Life of God in the Soul of Man, p. 3. sad decays, yet it is never quite extinguished. It is so named because it is an inward, free, and selfmoving principle: the love of God within arises not in virtue of a command, but as a new nature, instructing and prompting the soul to love God. Devotion is the emanation of this life, the natural employment of the new-born soul. Religion is characterised by reasonableness, purity, goodness. Religion again, while it is a life, is also a divine life, because God is its real source, and because it resembles God in its nature. It is. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781235977312

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