Mythological Inquiry Into the Recondite Theology of the Heathens

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W. Pickering, 1837 - 134 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 113 - Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead In the rock for ever!
Pàgina 90 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Pàgina 13 - This universe existed only in the first divine idea yet unexpanded, as if involved in darkness, imperceptible, undefinable, undiscoverable by reason, and undiscovered by revelation, as if it were wholly immersed in sleep : then the sole self-existing power, himself undiscerned, but making this world discernible, with five elements and other principles of nature, appeared with undiminished glory, expanding his idea, or dispelling the gloom.
Pàgina 137 - Where the car climb'd the Capitol; far and wide Temple and tower went down, nor left a site; Chaos of ruins ! who shall trace the void, O'er the dim fragments cast a lunar light, And say, "here was, or is,
Pàgina 122 - Plato, when examined in conjunction with their context, afford us, as Dr. Morgan justly observes, no more foundation for supposing that Plato held the doctrine of the Trinity than the following very curious passage, which he produces from Seneca, gives us ground to suppose that it was held by the Stoics : " Id actum est, mihi crede ab illo, quisquis formator universi fuit, sive ille Deus est potens omnium, sive incorporalis Ratio ingentium operum artifex, sive divinus Spiritus per omnia maxima minima,...
Pàgina 80 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
Pàgina 14 - The waters are called nara, because they were the production of Nara, or the Spirit of God ; and, since they were his first ayana, or place of motion, he is thence named Narayana, or, moving on the waters.
Pàgina 14 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which, by his thought alone, he caused the egg to divide itself; and from its two divisions he framed the heaven above and the earth beneath ; in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.
Pàgina 33 - God who is the father of himself, self-begotten, the only father, who is truly good. For he is something greater, and the first, the fountain of all things, and the root of all primary Intelligible Existing forms. But out of this one, the self-ruling God made himself shine forth ; wherefore he is the father of himself, and self-ruling : for he is the first Principle, and God of Gods.
Pàgina 87 - How comes it that a doctrine so singular, and so utterly at variance with all the conceptions of uninstructed reason, as that of a Trinity in Unity, should have been from the beginning a fundamental religious tenet of every nation upon earth...

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