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Lity of religious thought than the harmony of its general direction There is little resem blance between the majestic prophet of Israel and a Roman augur between the decorous clergy of our own established Church and the painted medicine man of the Red Indian 3 yet each of these was evoked by a common instinct and has ministered or less potentially to a common want The history of the human family is almost identical with the history of its clergy They have been in every phase of society the living expression of its aims and tendencies; the mirror in which its peculiarities were reﬂected Their force is due to the general recognition of their utility If a good many of them have been mani festly impostors this only proves that spurious religions generate a correspo.
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Excerpt from My Clerical Friends And Their Relations to Modern ThoughtAlthough I am going to speak of friends and sometimes even of kinsmen I feel sanguine that I shall display no indiscreet partiality Other involuntary errors I may com mit but not this I acknowledge however at the outset an instinctive attraction towards the Clergy The theory of their calling and mission had a charm for me from my earliest years My unformed intellect accepted with plea surable docility the simple idea that if we are really a fallen race such an order oft men mtgit to exist If I know any thing of history they always have existed That the type has varied indefinitely ranging through all possible grades from the sublime to the grotesue does not prove clearly the pliancy and versati.
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Nding class of teachers; and that all men experience the same want though not all are able to find its true remedy7713 Vacation of Me ClergyAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis 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.