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Horatio Dresser was a major early New Thought author

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Horatio W. Dresser's

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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Preface - Introduction - The New Point of View - Educational Ideals - Equanimity - The Subconscious Mind - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - An Experiment in Education - The Expression of the Spirit - An Ideal Summer Conference - The Ministry of the Spirit - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - The Philosophical Ideal - The Criteria of Truth - Organic Perfection - Immortality - Index - p. 247


Chapter 1 - The New Point of View

The consummate product of a world of evolution is the character that creates happiness, that is replete with dynamic possibilities of fresh life and activity in directions for ever new.—John Fiske.

THE remarkable transition period in which we live is witnessing a noteworthy change of attitude in regard to that persistently fascinating thing which we call human life. Instead of the old complaint at the existing order of things, a complaint which uttered its dying word in Mr. Moody's last sermon,"Sin is the most real thing in the world," there is a growing belief, inspired by a sound philosophy of evolution, in the inherent goodness of man, the glorious possibility that every characteristic in man may sometime serve the Spirit. Instead of the old theory of a divine providence and a disjointed world, torn asunder by a persistently threatening adversary, we now have as a practical faith the knowledge which modern science has so long and so nobly inculcated, the knowledge that the world-process is a unit. Formerly, the crying question was, What shall we do to be saved? Now, the problem is, Granted life, how may we make it

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