Those who knew Maurice best were deeply impressed with the spirituality of his character.
Human spirituality which sought its ideal in the rejection of all that the world could give.
He claims to have shown that the dogmas of the eternity of matter and the permanence of the world are false; that their description of the Deity as the demiurgos is unspiritual; that they fail to prove the existence, the unity, the simplicity, the incorporeality or the knowledge (both of species and accidents) of God; that their ascription of souls to the celestial spheres is unproved; that their theory of causation, which attributes effects to the very natures of the causes, is false, for that all actions and events are to be ascribed to the Deity; and, finally, that they cannot establish the spirituality of the soul, nor prove its mortality.
On this basis Bradley developed a theory of the Absolute which, while not denying that it must be conceived of spiritually, insisted that its spirituality is of a kind that finds no analogy in our self-conscious experience.
Already in the 9th century there were several protests against the rigidity and want of spirituality of a purely sacerdotal church.
Spirituality informs his inspiration; the poetry is of the finest elements, glowing and alive.
His homiletic books, Epistle on Sanctity (Iggereth ha-qodesh) and Law of Man (Torath ha-Adam), which deal respectively with the sanctity of marriage and the solemnity of death, are full of intense spirituality, while at the same time treating of ritual customs - a combination which shows essential Rabbinism at its best.
Inevitably the freedom, spirituality and universality of the prophetic teaching were obscured.
It expresses the spirituality of Yahweh in a way that indicates a marked advance in the conception of his nature.
No other German poet has succeeded in attuning feeling, sentiment and thought so perfectly to the music of words as he; none has expressed so fully that spirituality in which the quintessence of German lyrism lies.
A development of ideals and a growth of spirituality can be traced which render the biblical writings with their series of prophecies a unique 1 This is philosophically handled by the Arabian historian Ibn Khaldun, whose Prolegomena is well worthy of attention; see De Slane, Not.
The third is formed of three or four apparently unrelated passages, on the spirituality of true worship (vi.
Out of these developed, by the labours of the prophets, a religion of high spirituality and exalted ethical ideals.
Menno's writings in Plattdeutsch, printed at various places, are numerous, with much sameness, and what an unfriendly critic would call wool-gathering; through them shines a character attractive by the sincerity of its simple and warm spirituality, the secret of Menno's influence.
Could revive the decaying faith in the spirituality of their office.