This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... it sees by being filled with a light in which and from which everything is, even its seeing being a remote reflection of ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... it sees by being filled with a light in which and from which everything is, even its seeing being a remote reflection of that light itself. The direct glory of that light our eye could not bear, but practicing, clarifying, inflaming its vision in the illuminated spheres which do disclose themselves to it, it catches gleams of ever greater reaches, ever more comprehensive empyreans. Among the circles thus formed the human world with its history is one. The historically great is only a mote in the sun-mist of this manifestation of God. 86. i-tfistory is Humanity's knowledge of itself, its certainty about itself. It is not 'the light and the truth, ' but a search therefor, a sermon thereupon, a consecration thereto. It is like John the Baptist, 'not that Light but sent to bear witness of that Light.'1 THE DOCTRINE OF SYSTEMATIC PRESENTATION. 87. As everything which moves the mind calls for a corresponding expression wherein the mind may shape it, so also the results of historical investigation need their forms of expression--'an exposition of history, ' 1 0i5k Tb ipm dXX' STi fmpTvpa-rj irepl Tov (p(trr6s.--John, i: 8. as Herodotus1 has it--in order that the investigation may, as it were, give an account of what it has purposed and attained. 88. The forms of presentation here are not determined after the analogy of epic, lyric, or dramatic composition,2 or by the 'distribution of time and space applied to the acts of human freedom in the State, '3 or following the accidental medley of chronicles, remarkable events, pictures from antiquity, narratives 'of exploits in which the narrator personally took part;'4 but they are fixed by the double nature of the matter investigated. The investigation which knows how, from the..."
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