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Yeast: a Problem

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Author: Charles King
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,947 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12343
Genre: Essays
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s Rome, towards sheer materialism, or towards an unchristian and unphilosophic spiritualism. Epicurism which, in my eyes, is the worst evil spirit of the three, precisely because it looks at first sight most like an angel of light. The mass, again, are fancying that they are still adhering to the old creeds, the old church, to the honoured patriarchs of English Protestantism. I wish I could agree with them in their belief about themselves. To me they seem--with a small sprinkling of those noble and cheering exceptions to popular error which are to be found in every age of Christ's church--to be losing most fearfully and rapidly the living spirit of Christianity, and to be, for that very reason, clinging all the more convulsively--and who can blame them?--to the outward letter of it, whether High Church or Evangelical; unconscious, all the while, that they are sinking out of real living belief, into that dead self-deceiving belief-in-believing, which has been always heretofore, and is becomi

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