Excerpt from Through Man to God Toward the close of his life Tennyson said to a friend, My chief desire is to have a new vision of God. In this desire the great poet is the prophet of all serious men. What is final? What is sovereign? Who is God? Up into these questions all other human questions are at length gathered. Man's destiny is in the keeping of man's Maker, whether that Maker be mud or mind, cosmic force or Eternal Spirit. The ancient question ran, When shall I come and appear before God? To-day we modify that question and ask, How shall we appear before God? Is the character of the Eternal accessible to man? And if so, how? Along what path may we approach that character? Where shall we look for the greater witness? There are, finally, but two ways of approach to the character of the Infinite, - cosmic nature and man. It is true that these exist together in a kind of sacramental union. It may seem that in any attempt to regard them as opposites, there is a violation of the great law, what God hath joined together, let t man put asunder. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.