History of Philosophy, from Thales to the Present Time, Volume 1

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1885

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Page 85 - Socrates called philosophy down from the heavens to earth, and introduced it into the cities and houses of men, compelling men to inquire concerning life and morals and things good and evil...
Page 277 - Word in idea and in actuality; for by him and through him all things were made, the Father and the Son being one. And since the Son is in the Father and the Father in the Son...
Page 248 - And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Page 256 - Have we not one God, and one Christ, and one Spirit of grace that was shed upon us? And is there not one calling in Christ?
Page 405 - It is impossible for the natural reason to arrive at the knowledge of the divine persons. By natural reason we may know those things which pertain to the unity of the divine essence...
Page 38 - assumes as the substantial principle of things, ethereal fire, which he at once identifies with the divine spirit who knows and directs all things. The process of things is twofold, involving the transformation of all things into fire and then of fire into all other things. The former movement is styled the way downward...
Page 103 - Plato's relation to the world is that of a superior spirit, whose good pleasure it is to dwell in it for a time. It is not so much his concern to become acquainted with it — for the world and its nature are things which he...
Page 207 - God, excluding all knowledge of the divine nature ; (3) contempt for the world of the senses, on the ground of the Platonic doctrines of matter and of, the descent of the soul from a superior world into the body ; (4) the theory of intermediate potencies or beings, through whom God acts upon the world of phenomena ; (!>) the requirement of an ascetic self-emancipation from the bondage of sense and faith in a higher revelation to man when in a state called enthusiasm.
Page 75 - When I know my relation to myself and to the outer world, I say that I possess the truth. And thus each may have his own truth, and yet truth is ever the same.
Page 274 - Then we bring them to some place where there is ' water ; and they are regenerated by the same way ' of regeneration by which we were regenerated : ' for they are washed with water in the name of ' God, the Father and Lord of all things, and of our ' Saviour Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit.

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