The Nature of Man: Studies in Optimistic Philosophy

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1905 - 309 pages

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While interesting, this book seems quite outdated, as it contains no information on the studies that have been done since its publication on the many near-death experiences (NDEs) reported in the 20th and 21st centuries and verified by details that cannot be explained except by the hypothesis that personal consciousness survives the death of the brain.  

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Page 293 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 163 - For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
Page 293 - ... then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
Page 162 - LORD empty: every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
Page 280 - Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Page 13 - I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
Page 291 - Evolution is an integration of matter and concomitant dissipation of motion ; during which the matter passes from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity ; and during •which the retained motion undergoes a parallel transformation.
Page 177 - tis not in The harmony of things, — this hard decree, This uneradicable taint of sin, This boundless upas, this all-blasting tree...
Page 84 - Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die...
Page 226 - I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.

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