CLARENCE LOCKE MILLER
MANAGEMENT, SUMMER AND WINTER, REDPATH BUREAU, CHICAGO
Lecture I, in a series of three on The Leavening Powers of Ideals.
THE DEMOCRACY OF ACHIEVEMENT
A PROPHET OF THE NEW TIME.
Carlyle's dumb Russia. Shakespeare and England; Italy and Dante. The happening of the world-notable; The voice of Russia.
The compelling interest of the peasant-nobleman. Nihilism and The Great Change foreshadowed. The Cossacks; prophetic utterance of Turgenief. Transition.
Tolstoy at Sevastopol,—soldier in the service of the Tsar. The night battle; the horrors of war. The Vision in the darkness, in the presence of death and powder. A definition of greatness.
Earlier scenes. University life; the payment of the wager.
Man of letters at St. Petersburg. Nihilism as a religion. The cipher code. What makes a piece of literature great? Scenes from Anna Karenina and War and Peace.
Can success bring satisfaction? The Everlasting WHY. At a public execution in Paris. His brother. The answers of Science, the various philosophies, and the Ancient Sages to the Everlasting WHY. The Siberian fable of the Traveler, the beast, the dragon and the two mice. Despair. The peasant and the reply of religion to the Everlasting WHY.
A member of the Orthodox Church, Idolatry of Russia and America. Mockeries. The pearls in the many bags of refuse. Translation of the Gospels, Critique of Dogmatic Theology. The Pearls. The Christ-conception of Life.
European militarism. The teaching of patriotism in the schools of France. A warning. Emperor William and the far East; his drawing: chief apostle of the great delusion. William and Confucius. Thorns and Bleeding lines of Byron. What is faith in Christ? The Triumph of Christianity. The supreme power of any man whom the Christian notion possesses. Christ's doctrine and the World's doctrine. Martyrs to the doctrine of the world. Apostles to the World's doctrine.
Comparison with Shakespeare and the author of the Book of Job. Literature after the Grat Change. Court room scene from Resurrection. Failure of the Criminal law,—the cause. The freedom of Truth.
Recapitulation. The Poet of the Russian people, voiceless hitherto. A Poet of Humanity. Last hours,—the scene in the unknown railway station in November. Triumph of the harmony of love.
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