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Bunyan Characters (1st series)

Being Lectures Delivered In St. George's Free Church, Edinburgh

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Author: Alexander Whyte
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,445 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Categories: PN, BS
Downloads: 1,582
mnybks.net#: 7451
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Criticism, Religion
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nd deformed. But let us ask in this introductory lecture if we can find out any law or principle upon which all our own characters, good or bad, are formed. Do our characters come to be what they are by chance, or have we anything to do in the formation of our own characters, and if so, in what way? And here, again, Butler steps forward at our call with his key to our own and to all Bunyan's characters in his hand, and in three familiar and fruitful words he answers our question and gives us food for thought and solemn reflection for a lifetime. There are but three steps, says Butler, from earth to heaven, or, if you will, from earth to hell--acts, habits, character. All Butler's prophetic burden is bound up in these three great words--acts, habits, character. Remember and ponder these three words, and you will in due time become a moral philosopher. Ponder and practise them, and you will become what is infinitely better--a moral man. For acts, often repeated, gradually become habits, and habits, long

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