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beings to rise to a sufficiently high level of Christian virtue (which may, indeed, be
the inescapable lotof sinful men on earth) that makes it, for him, impracticable to
establish, even to seek after, the good Christian state. It is the very opposite ...
salvation, with a satisfactory, stable, vigorous, strong society on earth.
Consequently a man must choose. To choose to lead a Christian life is to
condemn oneself to political impotence: to being used and crushed by powerful,
ambitious, clever, ...
He believes also that the qualities that men need in order to revive these buoni
tempi are not compatible with those that are urged upon them by Christian
education. He does not seek to correct the Christian conception of a good man.
He does ...
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