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By Barbara Brown Taylor

“This is the main thoroughly appealing e-book in faith that i've got learn in a long time. mild, humbly crafted, lyrical, and deeply wise.” — Phyllis Tickle, writer of The nice Emergence

“Taylor, as philosopher and stylist, ranks with the simplest. . . . This e-book isn't really a page-turner. It’s a page-lingerer. I wore out a highlighter marking passages i would like to learn again.” — Dallas Morning News

Barbara Brown Taylor, acclaimed writer of Leaving Church, keeps her non secular trip in An Altar within the World. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the non secular intensity of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor unearths easy methods to stumble upon the sacred as a usual a part of daily life.

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His answer is, 'Words become genera l b y bein g mad e th e sign s o f genera l ideas. ' Essay o n Hum. , b . 3. c. 3. sect. 6. But i t seems that a word become s genera l b y bein g mad e th e sign , no t o f a n abstract general idea but, of several particular ideas, any one of whic h i t indifferentl y suggest s to th e mind . For example , when i t i s sai d th e change o f motion i s proportional t o th e impressed force, o r tha t whatever ha s extension i s divisible', these propositions ar e to be understood o f motion an d extension i n general , an d nevertheles s i t wil l no t follo w tha t the y suggest t o m y thought s a n ide a o f motio n withou t a bod y moved, o r an y determinat e directio n an d velocity , or tha t I must conceive a n abstract genera l idea of extension, which is neither line, surface nor solid , neither great no r small , black, white, nor red, nor o f any other determinate colour .

3. c. 3. sect. 6. But i t seems that a word become s genera l b y bein g mad e th e sign , no t o f a n abstract general idea but, of several particular ideas, any one of whic h i t indifferentl y suggest s to th e mind . For example , when i t i s sai d th e change o f motion i s proportional t o th e impressed force, o r tha t whatever ha s extension i s divisible', these propositions ar e to be understood o f motion an d extension i n general , an d nevertheles s i t wil l no t follo w tha t the y suggest t o m y thought s a n ide a o f motio n withou t a bod y moved, o r an y determinat e directio n an d velocity , or tha t I must conceive a n abstract genera l idea of extension, which is neither line, surface nor solid , neither great no r small , black, white, nor red, nor o f any other determinate colour .

That ther e ar e many names i n use amongst speculative men , which d o not alway s suggest to others determinat e particula r ideas, i s wha t nobod y wil l deny . An d a littl e attentio n wil l discover, that i t is not necessar y (even i n the strictes t reason ings) significan t name s whic h stan d fo r idea s should , ever y time they are used, excite in the understanding the ideas they are mad e t o stan d for : i n readin g an d discoursing , name s being for the most part used as letters are in algebra, in which though a particular quantity be marked b y each letter, yet to proceed righ t it is not requisit e that i n every step eac h lette r suggest t o you r thoughts , tha t particula r quantit y i t wa s appointed t o stan d for.

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