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Mother and Attis, with self-consecration, enthusiasm, and asceticism; Isis and Serapis, with the ideals of communion and purification; Baal, the omnipotent dweller in the far-off heavens; Jehovah, the jealous God of the
The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism Franz Cumont
But in the others it resulted in a self-consecration whose outlook was chiefly upon the next world, and in the present was doubtfully bounded by possible martyrdom and possible evasion or escape.
John Knox A. Taylor Innes
Kirchen_, vol.i. p. 37, where the idea of self-worth and self-consecration is worked out.
Christianity and Ethics A Handbook of Christian Ethics Archibald B. C. Alexander
Let deeds of charity be consistent one with another, and harmonize with a general deportment, elevated to the true Gospel standard of self-consecration; so that they may exert an influence, not only in relieving the wants of the needy and forlorn, but as examples of heartfelt beneficence, inciting others to the glorious work.
On such grounds was justified the transition of a baptism which began as a spontaneous act of [v. 03 p. 0367] self-consecration into an _opus operatum_.
His life is one unbroken service of God, in active and passive obedience to His holy will -- one grand act of absolute love to God and love to man, of personal self-consecration to the glory of his Heavenly Father and the salvation of a fallen race.
She was also led to prayer and self-consecration; and her heart, as well as her family arrangements, was in order.
Daughters of the Cross: or Woman's Mission Daniel C. Eddy
Most profoundly are we impressed by the intensity and thoroughness of conviction, the fulness and frankness of avowal, and the delicate and fervent earnestness of self-consecration, which make these ancient oracles of a human heart fragrant with the odor of true piety.
They reveal a self-consecration which is absolute, and yet which is so spontaneous and glad as to be self-sustaining; so that Christ needed no other support in serving the Father than simply the opportunity of such service.
Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn George Tybout Purves
This self-consecration was entire, and in his view indispensable.