On religion and the means of its attainment by Brown, John

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Time is an invariable element in the attainment of knowledge; religion makes its endowments immediately available, albeit there is the important factor of growth in grace, definite advancement in all phases of religious experience. Knowledge is an eternal quest; always are you learning, but never are you able to arrive at the full.

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The state of man after death. The object of man’s life and the means to its attainment. The operation of the practical ordinances of the. They were required to write on the following five topics on the basis of their Holy Books.

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M eaning in life is a perennial concern for philosophers, and recent empirica l social science has furnished substantial evidence that people’s perception of their lives as being meaningful is strongly associated with numerous positive mental and even physical.

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