Methodism and the Cornish Miner: a worthwhile read of you have 30mins.
This account details how at a certain point in history, the church and its activities had a great effect… (?)
Even if you have no spiritual life/faith, Christian ideas have always given practical advice about how to handle failure, dejection and loss… etc.
It may be no accident that the huge increase in the incidence of common mental health issues seems to coincide with the decline of religion in the West and the loss of a whole tradition experienced in dealing with, if not answering, life’s unanswerable questions. There might be extreme misdirection but there might be also valuable insights offered by Christian teaching if you can fend off the theological language and hoopla in which it’s dressed.
Download a scanned copy here – GDRIVE link: Methodism and the Cornish Miner
Download a scanned copy here – DROPBOX link: Methodism and the Cornish Miner
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So who’s gonna put me right? Did the Church have great affect… or did it have great effect…? Of did it have both or none? 🙂
Affect is the verb, effect is the noun -“I often find myself affected by something which has a great effect on me.”
Is that item copyrighted? Perhaps you can scan it and post it here, preserve the wisdom for ever more.
All the best,
Scanned and downloadable from the link Carlton! (posted the original to Dad)
Still not sure if the church and great affect on people or great effect on people…
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