Demonstrating how politics and philosophy have erroneously inserted themselves into religion, Bonar’s Man: His Religion and His World reminds readers of the true direction their hearts must seek. “It is not opinions that man needs, it is Truth. It is not theology, it is God. It is not religion, it is Christ. It is not literature and science, but the knowledge of the free love of God in the gift of His only-begotten Son.”
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- Discusses the contrast between God’s religion and man’s religion
- Examines man’s thoughts on the present and future world
Praise for the Print Edition
The fervid spirit, and glowing earnestness, so characteristic of Mr. Bonar, breathe through every paragraph of this little volume. There are passages . . . which indicate a higher power of analysis and generalization, than we remember to have noticed in any previous production of the author; but it owes its promise of usefulness . . . as to the directness and energy with which it grapples with the conscience of a man of the world, in search of religion and peace.
A powerful analysis of the irreligion of the age; of those grades and shades of error under which man shelters himself from the shafts of the Divine truth.
—The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church
. . . this short analysis by Mr. Bonar, will serve as an able auxiliary to detect what is hollow in the personal profession of religion; and what is of man, and what is of God, in the views taken of the aspect, the wants, and the destinies of the world.
—The Christian Guardian
- Title: Man: His Religion and His World
- Author: Horatius Bonar
- Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
- Publication Date: 1851
- Pages: 238
About Horatius Bonar
Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.