OUR IDEA OF GOD.
(At Geneva, 17th Nov. 1863.—At Lausanne, 11th Jan. 1864.)
Some five-and-twenty or thirty years ago, a German writer published a piece of verse which began in this way: "Our hearts are oppressed with the emotions of a pious sadness, at the thought of the ancient Jehovah who is preparing to die." The verses were a dirge upon the death of the living God; and the author, like a well educated son of the... more...