History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1884 - Bible - 630 pages
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Page 4 - ... not as tools to work with on the hard material of daily experience, but as hard material to work on with tools of critical sharpness and fine temper. Such are not lost sight of; but in the words of the author, "The essential distinction between our work and previous Introductions, so called, is this: These confined themselves to purely literary questions, or at least made them most prominent; while, in the present work, the spiritual and theological development of the Church forms at once the...
Page 121 - ... support lent to them by those parts for which the internal evidence is also satisfactory. Add to which the improbability that any one would store up genuine letters of St. Paul for fifty years and then use parts of them to give substance to a fabrication. Or let us with Reuss contend that in 2 Timothy " the whole Epistle is so completely the natural expression of the actual situation of the author, and contains, unsought and for the most part in the form of mere allusions, such a mass of minute...
Page 98 - N. York, 1878, pp. 239—280. J. Spencer Northcote and WR Brownlow (RC): Roma Sotterranea, new ed., London, 1879, vol. I., pp. 78—91. Based upon Caval. de Rossi's large Italian work under the same title (Roma, 1864—1877, in three vols.
Page 12 - ... least made them most prominent; while, in the present work, the spiritual and theological development of the Church forms at once the background and the filling in of the literary history. . . . Here, the facts are arranged immediately as results of a previous criticism ; while, elsewhere, criticism adapts itself to the arrangement of the facts determined by custom. Our work is not intended as an introduction to something else, but as an independent portion of history, ennobled by the dignity...
Page 164 - A. Sabatier, Essai sur les sources de la vie de Jésus, Paris, 1866; G. Volkmar, Der Ursprung unserer Evangelien, Zurich, 1866; G. Müller, Die Entstehung der vier Evangelien, Berlin, 1877; C. Tischendorf, Wann wurden unsere Evangelien verfasst t Leipsic, 1880; BF Westcott» Introduction to the Study of the Gospels, London, 1895; C.
Page 265 - Aristotle, in the work which has come down to us under the title De Ccello, has a line about the geometers who had fixed the circumference of the earth at 400,000 stadia.
Page 134 - Moreover legend has no nced to deck with its tinsel the name of Paul of Tarsus, as it has done with so many other apostolic names. Surely he shines brightly with his own light in the eastern sky of the Church, a preacher of righteousness in both East and West as far as his rays penetrated, until, like the sun, after a nobly completed day's work, he went down in the far distant west.
Page 135 - ... which should insure peace, and especially should satisfy those who from mere lack of spiritual energy were unwilling to renounce the old, yet in their dawning discernment were unable to reject the new. To this number belonged especially the heads of the church at Jerusalem. But their formula in reality produced, in the first place, not peace, but a third party, and as respects doctrine only a elearer sense of the necessity of advancing beyond a position which proved itself to be a mere palliative.
Page 197 - ... pointed out in it. The fact that subsequent writers knew nothing whatever of them shows the imperfect character of their information. It is certain that some of the discourses of Jesus, as they are here found, were written down before the destruction of Jerusalem, and tolerably shortly before. From this it may perhaps be inferred that the extant revision was made ot the earliest in the last quarter of the first century.
Page 68 - Broken sentences, ellipses, parentheses, leaps in the argument, allegories, rhetorical figures, express, in an inimitable way, all the moods of an active and cultivated mind, all the affections of a rich and dcep soul, and everywhere betray a pen at once kcen and yet too slow for the thought.

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