Excerpt from The Theological Review, 1875, Vol 12 A Journal of Religious Thought and Life Nos XLVIII LiTo civilized man the idea of God ari 1ves with instruction, which does but fructify a pre existing germ Without in struction, the idea is certainly not developed in the individual mind with the same inevitableness with which the mind develops the idea of sel But taking the whole of humanity, we may say that the idea of God is as proper to the race as that of self to the individual A human being cast from infancy upon absolute solitude, might not have the idea of Divinity in any sense or shape awakened within him If he did, it would in all likelihood be not the monotheistic idea, but some low form of polytheism or fetishism Yet even that would be impossible without an innate aptitude for Theism in the soul Without a prepared niche in human nature, no image occupying the place of Deity and receiving divine honours would ever have been set up It is idle to talk of fear as possessing this deific power F ear can make bugbears, but can never convert the bugbear into a God.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Best Read Kindle ePUB The Theological Review, 1875, Vol. 12: A Journal of Religious Thought and Life; Nos. XLVIII.-Li (Classic Reprint) By Unknown – heartforum.co.uk
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- The Theological Review, 1875, Vol. 12: A Journal of Religious Thought and Life; Nos. XLVIII.-Li (Classic Reprint)
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