Phases of Faith eBook

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[Footnote 6:  Italics in the original.]

[Footnote 7:  In the ninth edition, p. 104, I find that to cover the formal falsehood of these words, he adds:  “what he calls his arguments are assertions only,” still withholding that which would confute him.]

[Footnote 8:  I will here add, that this “stinking fly”—­the parenthesis ("in a certain stage of development")—­was added merely to avoid dogmatizing on the question, how early in human history or in human life this mysterious notion of the divine spirit is recognizable as commencing.]

[Footnote 9:  If the word essential is explained away, this sentence may be attenuated to a truism.]

[Footnote 10:  Paul to the Corinthians, 1st Ep. ii.]

[Footnote 11:  This clause is too strong.  “Expect direct spiritual results,” might have been better.]

[Footnote 12:  The substance of what I wrote was this.  Socrates and Cicero ask, where did we pick up our intelligence? It did not come from nothing; it most reside in the mind of him from whom we and this world came; God must be more intelligent than man, his creature.—­But this argument may be applied with equal truth, not to intelligence only, but to all the essential high qualities of man, everything noble and venerable.  Whence came the principle of love, which is the noblest of all!  It must reside in God more truly and gloriously than in man.  He who made loving hearts must himself be loving.  Thus the intelligence and love of God are known through our consciousness of intelligence and love within.]

[Footnote 13:  He puts alone in italics.  A little below he repeats, “which alone I ridiculed.”]

[Footnote 14:  He should add:  “external authoritative revelation of moral and spiritual truth.”  No communication from heaven could have moral weight, to a heart previously destitute of moral sentiment, or unbelieving in the morality of God.—­What is there in this that deserves ridicule?]

[Footnote 15:  He puts it between two other statements which avowedly refer to me.]

[Footnote 16:  Mr. Rogers asks on this:  “Does Mr. Newman mean that he claims as much as the apostles claimed, whether they did so rightfully or not?” See how acutely a logician can pervert the word all!]

[Footnote 17:  There is much meaning in the word imprudencies on which I need not comment.]

[Footnote 18:  “Unspeakably painful” is his phrase for something much smaller, ("Eclipse” ninth edition p. 194,) which he insists on similarly obtruding, against my will and protest.]


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