Spiritual Direction, and Auricular Confession; Their History, Theory and Consequences: Being a Translation of 'du Pretre, de La Femme, de La Famille'

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Spiritual Direction, and Auricular Confession; Their History, Theory and Consequences: Being a Translation of 'du Pretre, de La Femme, de La Famille' by Jules Michelet

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Author
Jules Michelet
Publisher
Theclassics.Us
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70
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9781230272948
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Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. lave.--Love elevates, not absorbs.--False Theory of our Adversaries, and their dangerous Practice.--Love wishes to create itself an Equal, which freely loves.--Love in the World, and in the civil World.--Love in the Family little understood in the Middle Ages.--Religion of the Fireside. In the preceding chapter have I, seduced by a pleasanter subject, lost all sight of the argument which I have followed in my book? 1 believe, on the contrary, that I have thrown a strong light upon my subject. Maternal love, (that miracle of heaven,) and maternal education, aid us in comprehending what all education should be, all direction and all initiation. The singular advantage which the mother possesses in education is, that being herself above all, devoted, disinterested, she respects the growing personality in the little thing which becomes a person. She is the defender of his individuality. She wishes, at all expense to herself, that he may act according to his genius, rise and increase in knowledge and strength. What could we wish in direction and true education? Precisely what love would have, in its highest and most disinterested idea--that the young creature rise. Take the word (s'elever) in its full sense, as expressing the volition of the child, and the aid of the teacher. She wishes that the child may raise himself above himself, to the level of her who gives the aid, above that if possible. The strong, far from absorbing the weak, wishes to render it strong, and lead it to equality. It tends to the development, not only of the things in which teacher and pupil agree, but of those in which they differ; supporting that which has an original free action, exciting that in which the pupil is sluggish, and making continual appeals...


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