Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,  3rd ser. 2 (1823), 466–68.

10. Sunday School Union





Education, Piety, Morality, Infidelity, Immorality

People mentioned:

François M A de Voltaire , Blaise Pascal

    Gives an extract from a speech by Rev S Curwen stressing the importance of the combination of mental improvement with religious instruction in the fare offered by the union's schools. The speaker considered that education from which religion is excluded was 'no blessing to the mind'. He observed: 'It is true, indeed, that without religion you may educate man, and give to a great spirit a brightness which the world will gaze on with wonder. He may become a mirror of intelligence: but it is for religious principles to determine what image he reflects: the moral aspect of an Herbert, a Locke, a Bolingbroke, or a Newton'. (468)

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