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WAYS OF THE SPIRIT,
BY FREDERIC HENRY HEDGE, D D
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From the Boston Transcript.
Probably it will be only after the contents of this volume have been perused by many of its readers that they will fully appreciate the significance and felicity of its title. Through the discussion and treatment of all the deeply momentous themes opened in it, the scholarly and erudite author pursues a method which may well be described as following the lead of the Spirit, — looking within and beyond all the limitations of the letter with its narrowness and rigidness, in order to discern the vital, spiritual, harmonizing element in the subjects which have been belittled and cramped by superstition, ignorance, and controversy.
There are fourteen essays in the volume before us, which come in fitting sequence to those published in two former volumes by the same author, under the titles of "Reason and Religion" and " Primeval World of Hebrew Tradition." In these new essays, the method of the author, as we have indicated above, is to follow the guidance of the Spirit—the vitalizing, informing, and harmonizing element of truth — into the development of some of the profoundest themes embraced under the term religion.
From the Boston Daily A advertiser.
No publication in theology which reflects more credit on American literature has ever fallen under our eye.
We doubt if any three cr four hundred pages elsewhere in print imply and comprise deeper or clearer converse with the principles of human thought and action.
From the New York Tribune.
The basis of religious faith, according to Dr. Hedge, is to be found in the higher nature of man. It is not a matter of authority, of tradition, of fantasy, but of spiritual intuition. In the broadest sense, it is the life of sentiment as distinguished from that of the understanding. Itimplies the abnegation of self in devotion to ideas and objects of supreme intrinsic worth. It is the answer of the heart to the claims of beauty, duty, honor, man. . . .
The superficial thinker will doubtless find the suggestions of Dr. Hedge too refined, too subtle, for his acceptance, perhaps even for his comprehension; the sceptic will complain of too urgent demands upon the sentiment of faith; the dogmatist will feel the atmosphere of thought too attenuated for his habitual breathing; but the lover of contemplation, the student of divine mysteries whn delights to haunt the sacred stream that flows "fast by the oracles of God," will welcome the musings of the author as a stimulus to his faith and an aid to his communion and friendship with the universe.
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FREDERIC HENRY HEDGE'S WRITINGS.
SEASON IN RELIGION.
Introductory. — Being and Seeing, "Natural and Spiritual."
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THE PRIMEVAL WORLD OF HEBEEW TRADITION.
I. The World a Divine Creation; II. Man the Image of God; III. Man in Paradise; IV. The Brute Creation; V. Paradise Lost; VI. Cain, or Property and Strife as Agents in Civilization;
VII. Nine Hundred and Sixty-Nine Years; VIII. The Failure of Primeval Society; IX. The Deluge; X. Jehovah and Abraham; XII. The Heritage of the Inner Life.
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WAYS OF THE SPIRIT, AND OTHER ESSAYS,
I. The Way of History; II. The Way of Religion; III. The Way of Historic Christianity; IV. The Way of Historic Atonement; V. The Natural History of Theism; VI. Critique of Proofs of the Being of God; VII. On the Origin of Things;
VIII. The God of Religion, or the Human God; IX. Dualism and Optimism; X. Pantheism; XI. The Two Religions; XII. The Mythical Element of the New Testament; XIII. Incarnation and Transubstantiation; XIV. The Human Soul.
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