A Stranger's Wonder Renewed
Introduction; Short Fiction
Extra-Terrestrial Life, Christianity, Immorality
Introduces a sequel to a paper which appeared in the magazine several years earlier under the title 'How it Strikes a Stranger', which 'purported to relate the impression made on the mind of an inhabitant of a distant planet, who had obtained permission to visit our world' (201). The stranger was surprised both by human mortality and by humanity's unconcern in respect of this. The sequel provides further particulars from his stay, including extracts from some of his papers. One note records that on his 'native sphere' they worshipped God as their 'Creator, Preserver, and Benefactor', but that on earth he was 'adored under the more endearing characters of Redeemer, Saviour, and Sanctifier' (204).
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