Self: Its Dangers, Doubts and Duties (ePub)
This book is an discussion of six aspects of “self”: self-deception, self-righteousness, self-examination, self-suspicion, self-love, and self-denial. Maguire recommends using the Bible as a mirror to examine oneself and to prevent self-deception. He includes hints to detect self-righteousness. He distinguishes self-love from selfishness. He recommends healthy self-suspicion to keep watchful. He explains self-denial in principal and in practice. Maguire’s purpose: “It is the great business of man, as more largely set forth in the subsequent pages—to detect, to correct, to examine, to suspect, to love, and to deny this Self of his, so that it may one day be rendered back, with acceptance and approval, to the God who gave it.”
ePub version; 84 pages print length;
Rev. Robert Maguire D. D. (1826–1890) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated with honors from Trinity College, Dublin. He was a Rector at St. James, Clerkenwell and then St. Olave, Southwark. He was an evangelical, a temperance worker, and a very popular speaker. He wrote many books including The Miracles of Christ, Lyra Evangelica: Hymns Original and Selected and Expository Lectures on The Pilgrims Progress.