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Wonder: The Eschatology Of The Book Of Revelation
(Topic: Theology, Religious Thought) THE book of Revelation recounts a series of visions, ascribed to John on Patmos, a small island in the AEgean. After the section in which we find the seven letters to the seven churches, the principal series of visions are those of the seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven bowls. Important episodes, such as that of the woman and the dragon, and the beasts fill out the structure...
Christianity: The Expense And Waste Of Christian Disunion
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE most pressing problem of the Church in our day is that of Christian Unity: beside it all others fade into insignificance. The energies of Christendom are being frittered away in the competitions, controversies, jealousies, and friction engendered by its 'unhappy divisions,' and this in the face of such demands upon the Church and such opportunities for service as have never been presented...
Christianity: The New Testament Ideal Of Christian Unity And What Became Of It
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) IT is among the most hopeful signs of our times that Christians within every communion are coming to realize how serious and wicked a thing it is that the moral force of the churches should be diverted to the little issues that divide them, when it is so greatly needed for the advancement of the kingdom of God.
Christianity: The Passing Of The Sectarian Spirit
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE Christian world is no longer willing to believe that spiritual liberty must be maintained at the price of the waste and loss which are the result of its divisions. Is it not possible, men are asking everywhere, for Protestantism to conserve the principles that are precious to it, and that constitute its strength, and yet find a way to unite its scattered forces and heal its schisms?
Christianity: The Growth Of The Spirit Of Christian Unity
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) SPECIFIC plans and programs for the unification of the forces of Christendom are advanced on every hand; but before any one of these can be put into operation, however practical it may be or theoretically wise, there must be a more thorough cultivation of the spirit of Christian love. The unity for which we pray, when it comes, will not be a manufacture, but a growth.
Christianity: Christian Unity Through Federation
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE unity of the Church will never be thought out until it has been worked out. 'Union will not come,' said a missionary in China in discussing the problem upon the missionary field, 'simply by good-will, or by doctrinal adroitness to bring it about. It will come by those who unitedly love the Lord and who wish to serve him, working together.'
Christianity: The Union Of Christian Forces In Country And Village
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) AMONG the signs of the times none is more encouraging than the awakening of a new sense of the importance of, and a new interest in the success of, the rural church. Through the report of the Commission on Country Life, appointed by President Roosevelt, the attention of the entire country was called to a fresh consideration of the problems and possibilities of rural life.
Christianity: Co-operation In Home Missions
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) WHEREVER we look, the competitive idea and spirit, both in theory and in practice, is giving way before the modern principle of co-operation. In social theory and experiment, the thought of our day moves from individualism toward collectivism. In politics, party lines are breaking down and men of diverse theories are uniting for the attainment of practical ends.
Christianity: Co-operation On The Foreign Mission Field
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) IT is against the dark background of the needs of heathenism that the real significance and the cost of the divided state of Christendom are most clearly revealed. The churches of Christ are definitely committed to the task of evangelizing 1,000,000,000 souls, massed in great centers of population, or widely scattered over vast tracts of territory, and spread over every zone from the icy coasts of...
Christianity: Organic Church Unity
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) VALUABLE as has been the service rendered by the federation of the churches to the cause of the Kingdom, the conviction is steadily growing that some-thing more is necessary if the prayer of the Lord for the unity of his disciples is to be fulfilled. There are many Christian men, without a doubt, who have no desire for any degree of unity closer than federation can supply.
Christianity: The Basis Of Organic Unity
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE only basis upon which the organic unity of all denominations in a single church can ever be secured and maintained is that upon which the unity of the first disciples rested, loyalty to God in Christ and a personal experience of his presence and power within the individual soul.
Sociology: Cycles Of Change
(Topic: Sociology) Social activities are periodic. Harvests and food-supplies are alternately abundant and meagre. Exchanges, in fairs and markets, are rhythmical, and the balance of international trade is ever changing; prices rise and fall.
Sociology: Rhythm In Nature
(Topic: Sociology) The natural world in which we live, and of which we humans constitute a part, works on the basis of cycle. It is a common-place of physics that every process tends to run down and stop because the energy back of it becomes exhausted in overcoming resistance, and changes to some other form.
Sociology: Cycle In Communication And Social Mind
(Topic: Sociology) Communication passes through a cycle in the form or manner of it. A great battle was fought yesterday; it was reported in a characteristic way in the papers last evening, then in a different way in this morning's papers ; there were editorials on it this morning, and more will come this evening and to-morrow morning...
Sociology: Cycle In An Institution
(Topic: Sociology) The cycle through which an institution goes starts with a human need and develops an organization to meet that need. It grows in extent up to the limits of the population which it serves or the limits set by competing institutions.
Sociology: Cycle In Civilization
(Topic: Sociology) Does civilization itself have a cycle? In so far as the dominant peoples in the world organize their states in the same way, use the same mechanical devices, share in the same commercial system, have a common kind of morality — in short, have one social mind — their civilization as a whole might be expected to go through a cycle.
Author: Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson - Treasure Island (1883)
(Topic: Sociology) It is generally understood that Stevenson designed this story for juvenile readers, and there can be no question of the enthusiasm with which the book has been received by the younger element, but there is no doubt that their elders press them hard in the same spirit.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Prince Otto (1885)
(Topic: Sociology) This novel was the forerunner of The Prisoner of Zenda school of novels of political adventure in imaginary kingdoms. It was dramatized soon after its publication, and the leading role was a favorite in the repertoire of the late Richard Mansfield up to the time of his death. ONCE on a time the map of Europe made space for the state of Grunewald, of which little principality Prince Otto was the unruling ruler.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1886)
(Topic: Sociology) Stevenson's first great success was Treasure Island, and although his next book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was of a totally different character, it went over the world with amazing rapidity. The ethical problem involved in the abnormal and gruesome situation he invented may have had nothing to do with the popularity of the work...
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Master Of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale (1889)
(Topic: Sociology) In January, 1870, Robert Louis Stevenson, while on a tramp through Carrick and Galloway, spent a night at Ballantrae. Striking names always had a fascination for him, and the flowing, mellifluous sound of The Master of Ballantrae seemed to him specially fitted to convey the impression of elegance and smooth duplicity suggesting the character he meant to portray.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Kidnapped (1886)
(Topic: Author, Scottish Author) This story was begun in March, 1885, while the author was living in his house called Skerryvore, at Bournemouth, Hants, England, but was soon laid aside and was not resumed till January, 1886. It was the earliest of Stevenson's historical romances, and, being intended for a boys' story, it made its first appearance in Young Folks from May to June, inclusive, 1856.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - The Black Arrow (1888)
(Topic: Author, Scottish Author) Early in life Stevenson wrote this story for a juvenile magazine, and it was well received. Later, in the height of his fame, he published it in book form. In the preface he wrote: "In the eyes of readers who thought less than nothing of Treasure Island, The Black Arrow was supposed to mark a clear advance.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - David Balfour (1893)
(Topic: Author, Scottish Author) The sequel to Stevenson's story of Kidnapped in reality consists of two tales, the first relating to the Appin murder, which forms a prominent feature of the earlier romance, and the other narrating the wooing of Catriona Drummond.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Weir Of Hermiston (1894)
(Topic: Author, Scottish Author) Stevenson was engaged upon this novel at the time of his death. It was conceived some time in 1892. The motive is ancient—a father condemning his son to death. The character of the Brutus was suggested by that of a famous hanging judge, Robert Macqueen, Lord Braxfield.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - St. Ives (1894)
(Topic: Author, Scottish Author) It was Stevenson's practise in composition to keep several pots on the fire, and to turn from one to the other for that variety which spices life, be it of cook or caterer of literature. In a letter to a friend he wrote: Unconscious thought, there is the only method: macerate your subject, let it boil slow, then take the lid off and look in—and there your stuff is, good or bad.
Author: Frederic Jesup Stimson - (j. S. Of Dale) (united States, 1855) King Noanett (1896)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This story was intended to be the joint work of Mr. Stimson and the late John Boyle O'Reilly. The plan had been discussed by the authors, and the outline of the story fixed, but nothing had been written when Mr. O'Reilly died. Mr. Stimson then worked out the plan alone.
Author: Francis Richard Stockton - Casting Away Of Mrs. Lecks And Mrs. Aleshine
(Topic: Author, American Author) The success of Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. Aleshine was so great and so immediate that a sequel was loudly called for; and Mr. Stockton wrote The Dusalites, which is now incorporated with the, first story to shake one book and is so presented in this version.
Author: Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard - The Morgesons (1862)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This novel was the first of three written by this woman of genius, the wife of Richard Henry Stoddard, the poet. It was published in 1862 and was followed by two others: Two Men and Temple House.
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
(Topic: Author, American Author) The critic who spoke of Uncle Tom's Cabin as the most potent and widely read novel in modern literature, might well have omitted the last two words of his characterization. It is doubtful whether any work of fiction, however ancient, has had as many readers in all the centuries of its existence as Uncle Tom in its little more than half a century.
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Oldtown Folks (1869)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This novel has been described as a series of pictures of life as seen from the kitchen, best room, barnyard, meadow, and wood-lot of a Massachusetts parsonage of pre-locomotive days. In a preface the supposed teller of the story, Horace Holyoke, declares it his object to interpret to the world the New England life and character in its seminal period...
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