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CHRIST IN HISTORY.
ROBERT TURNBULL, D. D.,
LAND,” “LIFE PICTURES FROM A PASTOR'S NOTE BOOK," ETC.
“History, as a whole, is a successive revelation of God." - SCHELLING.
“ All the intractable and contradictory problems of philosophy find their solu-
“ The Gospel is the fulfilment of all hopes, the perfection of all philosophy, the
Joux Von MULLER.
New and Rebised Edition.
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STEREOTYPED AT THE
To unreflective minds history appears only as an intricate or confused mass of details. Change follows change, revolution presses upon revolution. Now all is a dead level of monotonous usage, then all is unaccountable and startling transition. New forms of religion and politics, of customs and manners, play their brief hour or age. Phi- . losophies appear and vanish away. Empires rise, decline, and fall. Love and hate, piety and atheism, justice and injustice, peace and war contend for the mastery. At one time the world is luminous with hope, at another dark with despair. Individuals, families, and nations, like multitudinous waves, chase each other over the bosom of the deep, and are finally ingulfed in a stormy sea.
Under the steady gaze of philosophic, and especially, of Christian thought, much of this chaotic aspect of society disappears. Order begins to emerge; principles and laws are recognized; a progress and a purpose are discerned. To attain this, however, requires a lofty stand-point and a