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Religious excitements not the result of special divine influence

Jason Whitman

Religious excitements not the result of special divine influence

a sermon, preached at the ordination of the Rev. Edward H. Edes; as minister of the First Congregational Society in Eastport, Me. Nov. 15, 1831

by Jason Whitman

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Published by Leonard C. Bowles in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Edes, Edward H. 1803-1845.,
  • Ordination sermons.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jason Whitman.
    ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsYA 10036
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL593274M
    LC Control Number96184993

      His book is an attempt to help us do precisely that. In the second part of the book, Edwards works through twelve “signs” that are uncertain. In other words, he explains twelve things that may look like indicators of truly gracious affections, but which do not prove things one way or the other: No Sign 1. The religious affections are very. PAGE. LECTURE I. RELIGION AND NEUROLOGY. 3. Introduction: the course is not anthropological, but deals with personal documents—Questions of fact and questions of value—In point of fact, the religious are often neurotic—Criticism of medical materialism, which condemns religion on that account—Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted—All states of mind are neurally conditioned.

    Richard Furman Citation Information: Richard Furman, "Exposition of the Views of the Baptists Relative to the Coloured Population of the United States in Communication to the Governor of South Carolina," Charleston, Reprinted in Rogers, James A. Richard Furman: Life and Legacy. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, Decem Richard Furman. Existing religious traditions are important and necessary if they provide the opportunity for moral reflection. However, Kant does have reservations about existing religions. He holds that a interpretation is necessary to make sense of religious scriptures, and that existing religious practices do not always interpret correctly. thwarted by.

      I. What a revival of religion is not; II. What it is; and, III. The agencies employed in promoting it. I. A REVIVAL OF RELIGION IS NOT A MIRACLE. 1. A miracle has been generally defined to be, a Divine interference, setting aside or suspending the laws of nature. It is not a miracle in this sense. All the laws of matter and mind remain in force.   -Argued that a religious datum “reveals its deeper meaning when it is considered on its plane of reference, and not when it is reduced to one of its secondary aspects -Religion is “an experience sui generis, incited by man’s encounter with the sacred”.


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Now these excitements can only be counteracted by religious excitements. And until there is religious principle in the world to put down irreligious excitements, it is vain to try to promote religion, except by counteracting excitements.

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The religious affections, then, are active inclinations affecting the will and the heart; and when they do so under the influence of the divine, they are true religious affections.

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OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages 18 cm. Contents: Lecture I: Religion and neurology --Introduction: the course is not anthropological, but deals with personal documents --Questions of fact and questions of value --In point of fact, the religious are often neurotic --Criticism of medical materialism, which condemns religion on that account --Teory that religion has a sexual.

Asserts that divine truth can be known only through a mystical experience b. Promotes Catholic teachings as fundamental to leading a religious life c. Describes the encounter with “the Holy” as “numinous” d. Can be summarized as the application of Platonic philosophy to Jewish theology.

Table of Contents. Contents Introduction Author's Preface 1 Religion and Neurology Introduction: the course is not anthropological, but deals with personal documents — Questions of fact and questions of value — In point of fact, the religious are often neurotic — Criticism of medical materialism, which condemns religion on that account — Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted.

Christians in England are sufficiently certified, that there have been, and still are occurring, in the United States of America, great public religious excitements, powerfully affecting the public mind in the regions thus visited for the time being, by affecting the minds of numerous individuals; -- the result of which ordinarily is the.If it were not necessary for God to influence men, if men were disposed to obey God, there would be no occasion to pray: "O Lord, revive Thy work." The ground of necessity for such a prayer is that men are wholly indisposed to obey; and unless God interpose the influence of His Spirit, not a man on earth will ever obey the commands of God.THE DIVINE HEALER DISCIPLINING THE FAITH OF THE DISTRESSED.

The measure of our present strength is not the limit of what we can do. Divine help supplements human endeavour. III. THE DIVINE HEALER PROVOKING THE HOSTILITY OF THE PROUD.

1. It is possible for man's will to resist Divine influence.