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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Feelings Religious

Are those sensations or emotions of the mind produced by the views we have of religion. While some enthusiasts boast of, depend on, and talk much of their feelings, there are others who are led to discard the term, and almost to abandon the idea of religious feeling; but it is evident, that however many have been misguided and deceived by their feelings, yet there is no such thing as religion without this. For instance; religion consists in contrition, repentance, and devotion: now, what is contrition but a feeling of sorrow for sin? what is devotion but a feeling of love to God and his ways? Who can separate the idea of feeling from any of these acts? The fact is this; religious feelings, like every thing else, have run into the opposite evil of lukewarmness, and been content with a system without feeling its energy.

See AFFECTION, ENTHUSIASM, EXPERIENCE.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Feelings Religious'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/f/feelings-religious.html. 1802.

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