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THE WORLD

A Contribution to the Study of Comparative Religion

A COLLECTION OF ADDRESSES

Delivered at South Place Institute

NOW REVISED AND IN SOME CASES REWRITTEN BY THE AUTHORS,
TOGETHER WITH SOME OTHERS SPECIALLY WRITTEN FOR THIS VOLUME

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FIRST EDITION, December, 1889; SECOND EDITION, December, 1891; THIRD EDITION, February, 1893; FOURTH EDITION, January, 1901; FIFTH EDITION, August, 1901; SIXTH EDITION, October, 1903; SEVENTH EDITION, July, 1904; EIGHTH EDITION, April, 1905; NINTH EDITION, July, 1908; TENTH EDITION, November, 1911.

“A new Catholicity has dawned upon the world. All religions are now recognised as essentially Divine. They represent the different angles at which man looks at God. Questions of origin, polemics as to evidences, erudite dissertations concerning formula, are disappearing, because religions are no longer judged by their supposed accordance with the letter of the Bible, but by their ability to minister to the wants and fulfil the aspirations of men. The individual, what can it make of him? As it raises or debases, purifies or corrupts, fills with happiness or torments with fear, so is it judged to accord with the Divine will. dentials of the Divine origin of every religion are to be found in the hearts and lives of those who believe it. The old intolerance has disappeared, and the old indifference, which succeeded it, has well-nigh disappeared also. The new tolerance of faith recognises as Divine all the creeds which have enabled men to overcome their bestial appetites with visions of things spiritual and eternal.” -UNIVERSAL REVIEW, December, 1888.

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