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Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, Issue 15, January, 1859

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,350 / 274 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 573
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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Genre: Periodical
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kind of spiritual crops and outgrowths, with their tares and weeds intermingled with wheat, for the seed that was finally to be sown by the Divine Sower,--that, erroneous as they were in a thousand respects, they were genuine emanations of the religious nature in man, and as such not to be stigmatized or harshly characterized,--that without them the human soil could not have been made ready for the crop of unmixed truth. This may be true of some of them, though surely not of the popular form of the old Greek ethnic faith. Its deities were nothing better than the passions of human nature projected upon ethereal heights, and incarnated and made personal in undecaying demonic shapes,--not conditioned and straitened like the bodies of man, but enjoying perpetual youth and immunity from death in most cases, with permission to take liberties with Space and Time greater even than are granted to us by steam and telegraph-wires.

The vulgar Grecian polytheism was all material. It had no martyrs and confessors. It w

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