German Catholicism was still in a very raw, unsophisticated state.
The medieval mind was only too prone to look on morality as a highly technical art, quite as difficult as medicine or chancery law - a path where wayfaring men were certain to err, with no guide but their unsophisticated conscience.
The possession of firearms places irresistible temptations in the path of unsophisticated and quick-tempered tribesmen.
He was so genuine and unsophisticated that no introduction would serve to introduce him, more than if you introduced a woodchuck to your neighbor.
The chronicle of Villehardouin is justly held to be the very best presentation we possess of the spirit of chivalry - not the designedly exalted and poetized chivalry of the romances, not the self-conscious and deliberate chivalry of the 14th century, but the unsophisticated mode of thinking and acting which brought about the crusades, stimulated the vast literary development of the 12th and 13th centuries, and sent knights-errant, principally though not wholly of French blood, to establish principalities and kingdoms throughout Europe and the nearer East.
It differs in character from the Galilean ministry: for among the simple, unsophisticated folk of Galilee Jesus presents Himself as a healer and helper and teacher, keeping in the background as far as possible His claim to be the Messiah; whereas in Jerusalem His authority is challenged at His first appearance, the element of controversy is never absent, His relation to God is from the outset the vital issue, and consequently His Divine claim is of necessity made explicit.
In 1805 he was elected to succeed John Playfair in the chair of mathematics at Edinburgh, not, however, without violent though unsuccessful opposition on the part of a narrow-minded clerical party who accused him of heresy in something he had said as to the "unsophisticated notions of mankind" about the relation of cause and effect.
The unsophisticated moral consciousness will still consider it unjust to punish a man for deeds of which he could not avoid the performance, and regard the alleged desire to produce in his future life consequences favourable to himself or society as beside the mark and irrelevant to the question at issue.
No one (if unsophisticated) ever confused the conception of pleasure with the conception of the Good, or thought that the claims of selfish interest were identical with those of duty.
And just for the record, only an arrogant fool would mistake you for an unsophisticated country hick - and I've never been arrogant.
His dress, the simplicity of his external appearance, the friendly meekness of the old man, and the apparent humility of the Quaker, procured for Freedom a mass of votaries among the court circles who used to be alarmed at its coarseness and unsophisticated truths.
As a result, even unsophisticated users can use them.
As a poet he was essentially a balladist, with the faults of his qualities; and his ballads, in their freedom, naïveté, even in their undue length, are among the few modern examples of unsophisticated verse.
In the main, no doubt, the problem is a metaphysical problem, and has its origin in the effort to reconcile that belief in man's freedom which is regarded by the unsophisticated moral consciousness as indisputable, with a belief in a universe governed by rational and necessary laws.
unsophisticated people common history books have led you to believe.
unsophisticated computer system.
unsophisticated users can use them.
unsophisticated form of simulation, aimed principally at providing answers to matters of social policy.
unsophisticated reader sees metaphors in everything: for they do the job of looking.
The table view gives a fairly unsophisticated view of the database, with no connections made between different tables.
Egg was subjected to an attack of a rather unsophisticated nature.
All this makes Elizabeth Hurley's Versace dress stunt seem very unsophisticated indeed.
They are so unsophisticated compared to their own toys but they still love them.
Seeking Equilibrium Between Demand and Supply 3.30 The management of the equilibrium process for spatially detailed models remains relatively unsophisticated.
Master of a form of language peculiarly sweet and euphonical, and possessed of a delicate ear which instinctively suggested the most musical arrangement possible, he gives his sentences, without art or effort, the most agreeable flow, is never abrupt, never too diffuse, much less prolix or wearisome, and being himself simple, fresh, naif (if we may use the word), honest and somewhat quaint, he delights us by combining with this melody of sound simple, clear and fresh thoughts, perspicuously expressed, often accompanied by happy turns of phrase, and always manifestly the spontaneous growth of his own fresh and unsophisticated mind.
As a poet he was essentially a balladist, with the faults of his qualities; and his ballads, in their freedom, naÃ¯vetÃ©, even in their undue length, are among the few modern examples of unsophisticated verse.
There still remain the difficulties of all conversation between civilized men and unsophisticated savages, the tendency to hoax, and other sources of error and confusion.
This was in response to a contribution from the floor by SSP member Sarah McDonald, who criticized her party 's unsophisticated approach.
The ancients were not the unsophisticated people common history books have led you to believe.
Micro-simulation can be a simple and relatively unsophisticated form of simulation, aimed principally at providing answers to matters of social policy.
Only the unsophisticated reader sees metaphors in everything: for they do the job of looking.
Relatively unsophisticated, its simple animations do not distract children from the tasks at hand.
All this makes Elizabeth Hurley 's Versace dress stunt seem very unsophisticated indeed.
Very unsophisticated, but a good site to visit to quickly search for a favorite song or two.
relatively unsophisticated, its simple animations do not distract children from the tasks at hand.
In July 1995 WB started its search to replace its existing unsophisticated computer system.
Furthermore, the checkbook covers issued by most banks are unsophisticated, uninteresting, and of such a poor quality that they need to be replaced frequently.
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