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Eternal Life

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Author: Henry Drummond
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,706 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.4
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 1,003
Added to site: 2010.01.07
mnybks.net#: 26220
Genre: Religion
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ement between the scientific and the religious definition is that Life consists in a peculiar and personal relation defined as a "correspondence." This conception, that Life consists in correspondences, has been so abundantly illustrated already that it is now unnecessary to discuss it further. All Life indeed consists essentially in correspondences with various Environments. The artist's life is a correspondence with art; the musician's with music. To cut them off from these Environments is in that relation to cut off their Life. To be cut off from all Environment is death. To find a new Environment again and cultivate relation with it is to find a new Life. To live is to correspond, and to correspond is to live. So much is true in Science. But it is also true in Religion. And it is of great importance to observe that to Religion also the conception of Life is a correspondence. No truth of Christianity has been more ignorantly or wilfully travestied than the doctrine of Immortality. The popular idea, in spit

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