This Dialogue contains the first intimation of the doctrine
of reminiscence and of the immortality of the soul.
Ryde insisted strongly on the doctrines
of the Reformation, visited his flock a great deal in their own homes, and was severe in rebuking the aberrations of the flesh--put a stop, indeed, to the Christmas rounds of the church singers, as promoting drunkenness and too light a handling of sacred things.
Mine enemies have grown powerful and have disfigured the likeness of my doctrine
, so that my dearest ones have to blush for the gifts that I gave them.
But Lidia Ivanovna's help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity--that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine
, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.
The preacher, a man esteemed for his orthodoxy, unfolded in the ordinary manner the doctrine
of the Last Judgment.
But not to speak of the intrinsic quality of histories of this kind (which may possibly even be of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines
as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power- and say plainly that that was the result of Napoleon's will.
Of this Partridge was no sooner acquainted, than he, with great earnestness, began to prophesy, and assured Jones that he would certainly have good success in the end: for, he said, "two such accidents could never have happened to direct him after his mistress, if Providence had not designed to bring them together at last." And this was the first time that Jones lent any attention to the superstitious doctrines
of his companion.
Now, what likeness is there between the doctrine
of Epicurus and that of M.
or no doctrine
," said the sturdy woodsman, "'tis the belief of knaves, and the curse of an honest man.
Increasing maturity had taught him that merely to sit regarding the past was useless and that he himself had a definite doctrine
, worthy of being preached with all aggressiveness.
How far she developed and illustrated that conscienceless and austere doctrine
to the girl- friends, who were mere transient shadows to her husband, I could not tell.
But if the doctrine
of Fast-Fish be pretty generally applicable, the kindred doctrine
of Loose-Fish is still more widely so.