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THE

EMANCIPATION OF FAITH.

BY THE LATE

HENRY EDWARD SCHEDEL, M. D.,
LAUREATE OF THE HOSPITALS OF PARIS, AUTHOR OF A

TREATISE ON THE
DISEASES OF TIIĘ SKIN," OF A CLINICAL EXAMEN OF

HYDROPATHY," ETC., ETC., ETC.

EDITED BY

GEORGE SCHEDEL,

FORMER BRITISH CONSULAR AGENT FOR COSTA RICA IN CENTRAL AMERICA.

* Our Father which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name !"

VOL. II.
STOR LIBRARY
TEX-YURT

NEW YORK :
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

846 & 848 BROADWAY.
LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.

MDCCCLVIII.

OF DIVINE FAITH.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was God.

St. John.

CONSCIOUS of having done our utmost to avoid enthusiasm in a matter whose thrilling nature scarcely allows of sedate and mature reflection, and trusting that we shall prove that we have not been carried away by the current of our imagination, we shall begin by attempting to state our conclusions in a few words. A preliminary remark cannot, however, be dispensed with, for it carries with it the whole gist of our undertaking. It is to the effect, that our conclusions, whether right or wrong, are in fixed relation with our knowledge and that they cannot be supposed, when grounded on Tradition either symbolical or mythic, to extend beyond that portion of the human race of which such records are extant. In limiting Revelation to the knowledge of the Existence of God revealed as the Almighty and to be trusted in as such; in finding all in all in that eventful fact, which, cleared from Theology, stands forth as the Word or His Name revealed in the Attributes which constitute that Word; in maintain

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