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A Lie Never Justifiable

Auhtor: H Clay Trumbull

Language: english
Published: 1856

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philosophy
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, March 2007


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Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Lie Never Justifiable':

Henry Clay Trumbull (1830 - 1903) was an American clergyman and author born on June 8 1830 at Stonington Connecticut and educated at Williston Northampton School. He became a world famous editor author and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement. Poor health kept him from formal education past the age of fourteen. He earned three honorary degrees from Yale Lafayette and the University of New York.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Lie Never Justifiable':


... they owed allegiance, if they could do so by any right means. No obligations were on them toward their captors, save those which are binding at all ...
... imprisonment at the cost of a sin against God. [Footnote 1: Heb. 6: 18]. At this time I had no special familiarity with ethics as a study, and I was ...
... abhorred as a vice, or seems to be unknown as an expedient in social intercourse. This is not always admitted in the theories of writers on morals, but ...
... or their teaching.[5] And Mungo Park says of the Mandingoes, among the inland Africans, that, while they seem to be thieves by nature, one of the ...
... as if he agreed with the other prophets in deeming the campaign a hopeful one. It was as though he said to the king, You want me to aid you in ...
... lying, it is as bad as any other form of lying. But concealment, even when it is of facts that others have no right to know, may cause others to be ...
... person or to a would-be criminal does not make it any the less a sin in God's sight. And it is held by some of the most eminent physicians to the insane ...
... 21.]. Tertullian names among sins of daily committal, to which we all are liable, the sin of lying, from bashfulness [or modesty], or 'necessity.'[1] ...
... natural for such mortals to seek to find an excuse for lies that seemed so necessary for their purposes. When Gregory of Nyssa, in his laudable effort ...
... holds to the line between truth and falsehood as an eternal line must, if logically consistent, refuse to admit any possible justification of lying. ...
... to be of the Devil and that beyond these things nothing can [could] be said for the condemnation of lying. All that certainly is explicit and sound,-as ...
... of God as the basis of an argument in this matter, and in his arbitrary and unauthorized definition of a lie (with its inclusion of the claim that ...
... of deception are numerous in the Old Testament. Some of them are simply recorded facts, without anything to indicate how they were regarded in the sight ...
... he says, there is nothing, according to the confession of all mankind, more beautiful and lovely than truth, more ugly and hateful than a lie. ...
... is not so rigid a moralist but that he is ready to agree with those easy-going theologians who find a place for exceptional falsehoods in their ...
... of the wider social organization. There is honor among thieves, both of the respectable and other varieties.. [Footnote 1: Leslie Stephen's Science ...
... commander, and they suffered accordingly. Yet Dr. Dabney (Theology, p. 424) cites this as an instance of an intentional deception which was ...
... 1: Whewell's Elements of Morality, 400.]. Chief-Justice Sharswood, of Pennsylvania, in his standard work on Legal Ethics, cites this opinion of ...
... going toward a loose horse with a fered tuft of grass in one hand, and a halter for his capture concealed behind the back in the other hand. It is right ...
... of Veddahs of Javanese Viswamitra and Indra, story of Von Ammon: cited Von Hirscher: cited. Walker, Helen, example of War: justifiable concealment ...