The History of the Effects of Religion on Mankind: In Countries Ancient and Modern, Barbarous and Civilized

T.M. Bates, 1802 - 424 páginas

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Página 366 - And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Página 145 - Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?
Página 311 - Let her see him in his most retired privacies; let her follow him to the Mount, and hear his devotions and supplications to God. Carry her to his table, to view his poor fare, and hear his heavenly discourse.
Página 406 - Man he faid, behold, the Fear of the Lord that is Wifdom, and to depart from Evil is Underftanding.
Página 366 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man. ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity.
Página 190 - The philosophy and logic," says Mosheim, a German historian, "that were taught in the European schools in the ninth century, scarcely deserved such honourable titles, and were little better than an empty jargon. There were, however, to be found in various places, particularly among the Irish, men of acute parts and extensive knowledge, who were perfectly well entitled to the appellation of philosophers.
Página 311 - Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do !" When natural religion has viewed both, ask, Which is the prophet of God?
Página 422 - ... collate manuscripts — but to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the...
Página 173 - ... of this ! It is the Christian religion, that, in spite of the extent of the empire and the influence of the climate, has hindered despotic power from being established in Ethiopia, and has carried into the heart of Africa, the manners and laws of Europe. The heir to the empire of Ethiopia enjoys a principality, and gives to other subjects an example of love and obedience.
Página 123 - But I fay unto you, That *' whofoever looketh on a woman to luft after her, " hath committed adultery with her already in his

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