Tuesday, October 12, 2010

James Freeman Clarke on The Bible

Boston Unitarian's "A Wonderful Epoch" has this inspiring passage on approaching the Bible after one has come to realize it cannot be literally true:
Then we shall be set free from the bondage of the letter, and be able to open our souls to the coming of the everlasting Spirit, which moves where it will, creating light and life in the midst of darkness and the shadow of death.

I'd love to know more about when and where Clarke said or wrote this.


  1. Page 263 of "Messages of faith, hope, and love: selections for every day in the year".(1895) This is the last sentence of the message for October 12. You can find this at Google Books.


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