The Psychology of Inspiration: An Attempt to Distinguish Religious from Scientific Truth and to Harmonize Christianity with Modern Thought

The Psychology of Inspiration: An Attempt to Distinguish Religious from Scientific Truth and to Harmonize Christianity with Modern Thought

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The Psychology of Inspiration: An Attempt to Distinguish Religious from Scientific Truth and to Harmonize Christianity with Modern Thought

The Psychology of Inspiration: An Attempt to Distinguish Religious from Scientific Truth and to Harmonize Christianity with Modern Thought

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Conditions of prevailing thought which occasioned this book--comprehensive character of the results reached in it--inspiration and revelation--apparent inaccuracy in the Hebraic and Christian Scriptures--No Writings or Utterances supposed to be inspired are free from aAmbiguity, or from the liability of being interpreted differently--a logical mind can not accept this condition unless it perceive some reason for it--This reason must Be Found, if at all, in the nature of the spirit inspiring, of which we can not know; or of the man or mankind inspired, of which we can know.

One who mingles much with educated men in our country will find large numbers of them doubting whether a modern mind, trained to observe scientifically and to reason logically, can without bias accept as true the form of religion most prevalent in our times, or, indeed, any religion, and yet honestly weigh all the arguments that can be brought against it. There must be some reason for their doubting this. To attribute the reason to the false working of their minds, as contrasted with the right working of the minds of other people, would be manifestly uncharitable and illogical. The doubters themselves are often men of exceptional capability and conscientiousness. All minds, of course, have their idiosyncrasies; but these alone are not sufficient to account for similar effects produced upon large classes of men who, above all things, are . . .

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