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Christian Atheism

We will learn one day that our own orbit is all our task, and we need not assist the administration of the universe. —Emerson God is sufficient to all mankind. No one is ever dependent for his highest good or happiness upon a fellow mortal. Each and every life is…
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Christian Theory and Practice

I ask no organ's soulless breath To drone the themes of life and death, No altar-candle lit by day, No ornate wordsman's rhetoric-play, No cool philosophy to teach Its bland audacities of speech To double-tasked idolaters, No pulpit hammered by the fist Of loud-asserting dogmatist. God should be most where…
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The Crusade Against Christian Science

Poise the cause in justice' equal scales,Whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails.—Shakespeare Even handed justice Returns th' ingredients of our poison'd chalice To our own lips.—Shakespeare It is a singular psychological fact that the spirit of persecution in a man never learns a lesson from the past. History…
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The Relation of the Law to the Christian Life

In the New Testament we are stuck by two seemingly opposite ways of speaking about law. St. Paul says, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law." While, according to St. Matthew, we find our Lord Himself uses the words, "Think not that I am come to destroy…
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Christianity

As the light of this nineteenth century is reflected back over the historical narrative of the New Testament, the fragmentary incidents there recorded grow luminous with a suggestiveness which enables us now to restore, in its original perfection, the Christian philosophy of life, after it has reposed for centuries beneath…
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The New Thought and Christian Science

To any intelligent observer who is watching "the signs of the times," the Christian Science movement cannot fail to be of deep interest. The time was when new moral movements were supposed to "happen," not especially in accord with law, but capriciously, or as the result of a special interposition…
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The Christian Tourists (Poem)

A life of beauty lends to all it seesThe beauty of its thought;And fairest forms, and sweetest harmoniesMake glad its way unsought. Sure stands the promise,—ever to the meekA heritage is given;Nor lose they Earth who, single-hearted, seekThe righteousness of Heaven! This is a selection of the poem "The Christian…
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Christian Transgressors—The Disease of Conservatism

No truth is so sublime but it may be trivial tomorrow in the light of new thoughts.People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. —Emerson Progress is from the Latin "pro," meaning forward, and "gradi," to step. Retrogress is from…
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