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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 2 - Educational Ideals

Education consists in leading man, as a thinking, intelligent being, growing into self-consciousness, to a pure and unsullied, conscious. and free representation of the inner law of divine unity.—Frobert.

WITH every new discovery made by the human mind a need is felt for the reconstruction
of our terminology and the rewriting of our textbooks. The great discoveries of Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton, of Columbus and the navigators who succeeded him, are instances in point. This was pre-eminently the case with the publication and wide-spread acceptance of the doctrine of evolution whose profound influence we have considered in the foregoing chapter. Indeed, the acceptance of this doctrine meant so much that histories, scientific works, and philosophical text-books written previous to the development of the new historical spirit are almost of no value except as curiosities. And the time will come when every treatise on theology or religion will be out of date unless it be rewritten in the light of the latest researches in comparative religion and the higher or historical criticism.

In these modern days of unprecedented interest

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